Newton Merlot Napa Valley Unfiltered 2010

Member Review by Nicki Gig:

a little rose, sage, and red spice, more earthiness than fruit on the nose. the palate extends to darker berry fruit, a little cocoa. smooth and enriching.

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Member Reviews for Newton Merlot Napa Valley Unfiltered

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Snooth User: Nicki Gig
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 05/13/2011

a little rose, sage, and red spice, more earthiness than fruit on the nose. the palate extends to darker berry fruit, a little cocoa. smooth and enriching.

Snooth User: solomania9
4.50 5
Vintage: 2002 09/30/2009

Sweet uber ripe strawberries and black cherries on the nose. Packs a huge candied dry dusty body with lots of complexity and a long meandering finish. I'm kind of amazed I picked this up for $20.00 at a local wine shop! Might have to pick up a few more...

Snooth User: Fresh
3.00 5
Vintage: 2002 03/02/2009

Three glasses

External Reviews for Newton Merlot Napa Valley Unfiltered

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Vintage: 2006 01/10/2012

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.

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Vintage: 2002 12/13/2008

Newton is among the most pioneering and independent wineries in California. The first American winery to make unfiltered wines, Newton's aim from the start has been to do what the best French estates seek to do?capture the unique scents and tastes of the specific vineyards from which their grapes originate and to make the wine in the most natural, unmanipulated fashion possible. The wines are brilliant, capable of long aging and quite reasonable in price given their exceptional qualities.

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Vintage: 2002 01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesBlackberries and melon fused with raspberries. Rich and round mouthfeel with long finish.

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Vintage: 1997 01/29/2009

The Newton Unfiltered Merlot is unique in that is has not been filtered. The winemaker believes this approach produces wines that are more complex, and more "true" to the varietal. This wine has rich aromas of dried flowers, blackberry jam,


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