Newton Merlot Napa Unfiltered 2005

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Intense focused and complex with excellent structure and pure cassis and black cherry-laced fruit that turns fleshy m...

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The nose opens peppery, brushy and vegetal, with hints of lavender, cedar and cassis. The palate launches with a strong herbal base, including not... Read more

Rich, sweet, caramel aromas with crème brulee, butterscotch, almonds, a medley of red and dark fruits including cherry and blueberry, and a little ... Read more

bouquet - dried lavender, green olive, hint of red fruit taste - intense red currant, black plum & cedar, full body, very smooth Read more

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User Reviews for Newton Merlot Napa Unfiltered

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Snooth User: Wine Fire
577933841
4.00 5
06/11/2011

The nose opens peppery, brushy and vegetal, with hints of lavender, cedar and cassis. The palate launches with a strong herbal base, including notes of alfalfa and oregano. Peppery heat on the back leads to a long finish. Well integrated tannins support evolving medleys of dark fruits, florals and herbs, Smooth and elegant, but not profound. There is a nice clarity in the wine that offsets its heaviness. At two hours, savory fruit begins to fill in the center, adding interest, breadth and balance. This wine peaks between four and five hours, and as the heat tames and integrates, more fruit emerges, leading to a more complex array of aromas and flavors. In its prime fifth hour, plum and currants join chocolate and mocha while a peppery zing continues through a smooth mouthfeel and a long, pleasant finish.


Snooth User: Wine Fire
577933841
3.50 5
09/13/2010

Rich, sweet, caramel aromas with crème brulee, butterscotch, almonds, a medley of red and dark fruits including cherry and blueberry, and a little smoke make for a lively symphony on the nose at opening. At two hours, earthy wafts of bell pepper, olives, pond greens, oak and moss ride waves of deep plum, with notes of floral following, including jasmine and rose. Following modest heat at 3 hours after uncorking, a silky, velvety mouthfeel coats the palate front to back, supporting a complex array of dark fruits and spices, including black cherry, blackberry, plum, dark chocolate, cocoa, crème brulee, almonds, white pepper, and tobacco. Layers of interest and complexity evolve with each sip. Integrated, balanced tannins. Elegant finish.


Snooth User: wes77royce
821103170
3.00 5
06/08/2011

bouquet - dried lavender, green olive, hint of red fruit taste - intense red currant, black plum & cedar, full body, very smooth


External Reviews for Newton Merlot Napa Unfiltered

External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
05/06/2010

Sattes Rubin mit purpur Reflexen. Vielschichtiges Fruchtbouquett an Kirschkuchen und Waldbeermarmelade erinnernd, auch Speckpflaumen, Portweinbirnen und Nussschokolade, eines der schönsten Nasenbilder überhaupt, bereits vor dem ersten Schluck ein Hochgenuss. Beeindruckende Gaumenfülle und wiederum verschwenderische Fruchtkomplexe, nun auch Preiselbeeren, Maulbeeren und Zedernholz, schwarzer Pfeffer in der Portweinartigen Mitte, perfekte Balance auf höchstem Niveau, Brombeeren und Cassis bis weit über den letzten Schluck hinaus.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
10/24/2011

The 2005 Unfiltered Merlot is a beauty, dark ruby/purple with notes of cassis, plum, a hint of mocha, some truffle, and a long, full-bodied mouthfeel. There is tannin to shed, but the wine is fleshy, pure, and impressive. It should drink nicely for at least 15 or more years. ** Only 1 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/25/2009

RP: 91 Points


External Review
10/06/2009

91RP no further case discount


External Review
10/06/2009

Intense focused and complex with excellent structure and pure cassis and black cherry-laced fruit that turns fleshy midpalate before the tannis firm up on the finish. The best Merlot from this producerin a while.


Winemaker's Notes:

Intense focused and complex with excellent structure and pure cassis and black cherry-laced fruit that turns fleshy midpalate before the tannis firm up on the finish. The best Merlot from this producerin a while.

Intense focused and complex with excellent structure and pure cassis and black cherry-laced fruit that turns fleshy midpalate before the tannis firm up on the finish. The best Merlot from this producerin a while.

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