Aubert Hudson Chardonnay Magnum 2015
Mark Aubert is unquestionably one of the finest producers of Chardonnay in California. The Hudson vineyard runs along a northern stretch of Carneros and this exceptionally low-yielding site produces immensely concentrated and long-lived wines. From the sensational 2015 vintage, this release is redolent of stone fruits, citrus oil, griddled nuts, baking spices and just the merest hint of reductive smokiness. You could be forgiven for thinking this was high level Burgundy!