Ratings & Tasting Notes:
99 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Planted in 2008 to Montrachet clone, the 2017 Chardonnay CIX Estate is so delightfully savory, you could make a whole meal of it! It opens with bags of praline, pain grille, allspice and dill seed notions over a core of baked apples, pear tart, aniseed and lime leaves plus a touch of sea spray. Full-bodied, the palate has fantastic texture with a little chewy grip countering the slight oiliness and supporting the savory layers beautifully, finishing long and refreshing. Man, I just personally love the style of this wine! (LPB) (10/2019)
98 points James Suckling
Layered and characterful. Phenolic and structured. Full body. Tight and beautiful. Even chewy with sliced peach pie, lemon rind and apples. White truffle. Tangy and vivid. (12/2019)
97 points Vinous
The Chardonnay CIX Vineyard is yet another positively brilliant wine in this line up of 2017 Chardonnays from Mark Aubert. Lemon oil, tangerine, dried flowers, chamomile and lightly honeyed notes all meld together in a rich, ample wine endowed with tremendous purity and textural depth. Tropical overtones add further shades of nuance. In a word: stunning. (AG) (5/2019)
Stored on it’s side in a climate controlled cellar since purchase.
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