Aubert Wines is a boutique producer that is owned and operated by Mark Aubert. He is also the winemaker at Colgin, where he took over for Helen Turley.
Until 1999, Aubert was the winemaker at Peter Michael. While working for this Knights Valley winery, he developed the exceptional Les Pavots red Bordeaux blend. He also was the winemaker at Sloan for a few years, and helped to develop their reputation.
After leaving Peter Michael, Aubert began working as a consultant and also started plans for his own label. In 2000, he purchased 7 acres of Chardonnay vines in the Sonoma Coast AVA. Since then, he has planted several additional acres of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in the cool climate of Western Sonoma County. He also sources a few tons of Chardonnay each year from Peter Michael.
The 2004 Aubert Sonoma Coast Lauren Chardonnay is a single vineyard wine that was recently ranked #30 on Wine Spectators 2006 Top 100 list. It has citrus and tropical fruit flavors with beautifully complex minerality.