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Newton Chardonnay Napa Valley Unfiltered 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

Newton owns a vineyard and manages three others in Carneros. The fruit is hand picked, undergoes barrel fermentation with natural yeasts including the malolactic fermentation. The barrels with the most natural acidity are bottled as Red Label.

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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

Member Reviews for Newton Chardonnay Napa Valley Unfiltered

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Snooth User: vin0vin0
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0.00 5
06/24/2012

Also got this '06 on a close out bin and was taking a chance that it wasn't cooked. Opened the bottle and it was fantastic. Still had plenty of freshness, citrus, creamy finish and a long finish. Pleasantly suprised.


Snooth User: WineborkDotCom
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4.50 5
11/14/2009

When first opened, this excellent Chardonnay came across as tight and mineral-driven, like a wine that's just beginning to mature and has a long life ahead. But with airing it opened magnificently to display ripe white fruit flavors (especially sweet pears), subtle oak spice, seamless rich texture, and long finish. Nothing overdone or overblown in this Chardonnay, which had a very classy feel from start to finish. Pricey but delicious, worth springing for on special occasions, and capable of being great for years to come.


External Reviews for Newton Chardonnay Napa Valley Unfiltered

External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
08/08/2008

A huge, floral, and white peach nose with some oily citrus and tropical fruit (primarily only pineapple)-powerful, broad, beautifully layered, harmonious, and pure.


External Review
10/06/2009

Winemaker's notes: Newton's Unfiltered Chardonnay has a devoted following of wine lovers who appreciate this rich unfiltered style of wine. Their Chardonnay vineyard in Carneros was planted nearly 30 years ago and this region has since become known for producing superb cool-climate Chardonnay.


External Review
11/25/2009

Newton Vineyards Chardonnay Unfiltered Napa Valley 2006 750ML


External Review
12/09/2008

'A classic expression of unfiltered Chardonnay; this rich and powerful wine opens with aromas of citrus flowers, coconut, butterscotch and roasted almonds. On the palate the wine combines butter and oak with layers of peach, mango and honey and a touch of mineral on the finish. To fully enjoy the rich intensity of this wine, serve it with simply prepared succulent dishes such as broiled monk fish, braised pork with apples, or salmon with tarragon aioli.' -Winery


External Review
08/25/2008

From the renowned Newton Winery in Napa Valley. Honey, brown butter, and apple notes awaken the palate.


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
07/13/2009

A classic expression of unfiltered Chardonnay; this rich and powerful wine opens with aromas of citrus flowers, coconut, butterscotch and roasted almonds. On the palate the wine combines butter and oak with layers of peach, mango and honey and a touch of mineral on the finish. To fully enjoy the rich intensity of this wine, serve it with simply prepared succulent dishes.


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesA classic expression of unfiltered Chardonnay; this rich and powerful wine opens with aromas of citrus flowers, coconut, butterscotch and roasted almonds. On the palate the wine combines butter and oak with layers of peach, mango and honey and a touch of mineral on the finish.


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Newton owns a vineyard and manages three others in Carneros. The fruit is hand picked, undergoes barrel fermentation with natural yeasts including the malolactic fermentation. The barrels with the most natural acidity are bottled as Red Label.

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