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Newton Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley le Puzzle Unfiltered 2002

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Tasting notes Black currant and figs with layers of almond and African violets. Rich, fruity mouthfeel lingers long. Technical notes Varietal Composition: Cabernet Sauvignon is the largest and then a bit of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot Vineyard Source: Newton Estate on Spring Mountain Soil Types: Chalky, gravelly loam and shells, compact sand Vineyard Elevations: 700 feet to 1,400 feet Fermentation Method: Using natural yeasts and soft and frequent pump overs at a warm gentle temperature (70 degrees F) Aged: 22 months in half new, half 1 year old French oak barrels

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Newton Vineyard:
Each Newton Vineyard wine embodies the founders’ vision to rise above the conventions of the valley in pursuit of unmatched quality. Crafted with an uncompromising commitment to true terroir expression, the Newton style is noted for its unadulterated richness and purity of fruit. The single square mile of hillside pioneered by the Newtons in 1977 is an impressive site, with expansive v... Read more
Each Newton Vineyard wine embodies the founders’ vision to rise above the conventions of the valley in pursuit of unmatched quality. Crafted with an uncompromising commitment to true terroir expression, the Newton style is noted for its unadulterated richness and purity of fruit. The single square mile of hillside pioneered by the Newtons in 1977 is an impressive site, with expansive vistas of Napa Valley and beyond. The terraced mountain estate has 120 acres planted at elevations ranging from 500 to 1,600 feet above sea level. Each of the 112 distinctive vineyard blocks is planted to a specific varietal – Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon or Petit Verdot. These parcels reflect distinct soil types, sun exposures and individual microclimates. The blocks are fermented separately to contribute complexity to the final blended wine. As with the red varietals, the diverse Chardonnay blocks are hand-picked and vinified separately, providing the winemaker with a rich palette from which to choose when blending Newton Vineyard wines. The blocks are set among the native vegetation to preserve the ecosystem of the hillside. Recognized as an American pioneer of unfiltered wines, Newton Vineyard is dedicated to working in harmony with nature to transform grapes of uncompromised quality into wines of distinctive character. Based on an old-world style, Newton’s winemaking techniques include natural fermentation and bottling without filtration. These purist traditions preserve the natural depth of flavor, bouquet and structure. Read less

Tasting notes Black currant and figs with layers of almond and African violets. Rich, fruity mouthfeel lingers long. Technical notes Varietal Composition: Cabernet Sauvignon is the largest and then a bit of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot Vineyard Source: Newton Estate on Spring Mountain Soil Types: Chalky, gravelly loam and shells, compact sand Vineyard Elevations: 700 feet to 1,400 feet Fermentation Method: Using natural yeasts and soft and frequent pump overs at a warm gentle temperature (70 degrees F) Aged: 22 months in half new, half 1 year old French oak barrels

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