Aubert Chardonnay Eastside Vineyard 2015
WA98: The 2015 Chardonnay Eastside Vineyard exudes butterscotch, allspice, baked pears and peach preserves with tantalizing honeycomb, salted caramel and popcorn hints. This rich, full-bodied powerhouse fills the palate with decadent, spicy stone fruit, marked by a refreshing line of acid and finishing with lingering wet pebble and savory hints.
VM96: The 2015 Chardonnay Eastside Vineyard preserves good freshness and aromatic lift, especially for the year. In this asting, the Eastside presents more of a phenolic character than most of the Chardonnays, with the fruit pushed into he background, while floral/savory/mineral notes are front and center. Of all of these Chardonnays, the Eastside shows the effects of its recent bottling most. At the same time, the rocky nature of this site really comes through in the wine's feel.