Newton Chardonnay Red Label 2012

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"The creamy texture and balanced acidity are punctuated by rich fruit flavors, including melon, fig, and baked apples. These luscious flavors are complemented by baking spices, vanilla and honey accents, all of which linger on the long finish. With its benchmark balance of fruit and acidity, our Unfiltered Chardonnay is delicious with a wide range of dishes, from roasted sea bass to pasta in a butter sauce. It makes a lovely aperitif served with crostini topped with wild mushrooms, an ideal first course wine with salmon chowder, and a memorable wine for a cheese course." -Winery

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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

External Reviews for Newton Chardonnay Red Label

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
09/10/2013

The warm vintage resulted in a riper style-more expressive with a fuller, creamier mouthfeel. Ripe melon, tropical fruit, mango and baked apples all mingle amid the round, luscious texture. - WineryAlc: 14%


External Review
Source: Grand Wine Cellar
01/13/2015

This perennial favorite has a silky, creamy texture with just a hint of oak. Ripe tropical fruit, pear and green apple flavors are complemented by notes of lemon custard, vanilla bean and baking spice. A touch of flint and minerality further add to its refined elegance.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/26/2015

The warm vintage resulted in a riper style-more expressive with a fuller, creamier mouthfeel. Ripe melon, tropical fruit, mango and baked apples all mingle amid the round, luscious texture. - Winery Alc: 14%



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"The creamy texture and balanced acidity are punctuated by rich fruit flavors, including melon, fig, and baked apples. These luscious flavors are complemented by baking spices, vanilla and honey accents, all of which linger on the long finish. With its benchmark balance of fruit and acidity, our Unfiltered Chardonnay is delicious with a wide range of dishes, from roasted sea bass to pasta in a butter sauce. It makes a lovely aperitif served with crostini topped with wild mushrooms, an ideal first course wine with salmon chowder, and a memorable wine for a cheese course." -Winery

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