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Newton Red Label Chardonnay 2001

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First produced in 1990, this wine is one of the first unfiltered wines to be produced and sold in California. It has become the flagship marque of the winery. It is barrel fermented, then aged for 21 months in French oak.

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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

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Snooth User: happyrobot
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4.50 5
05/27/2008

Coming across a 2001 example of this wine was a lovely surprise. First off, this wine (from my experience) needs a little breathing/warming up time. Right out of the bottle the aromas seem a bit disjointed but within about 15 minutes, everything seems to come together. The body is quite rich yet there is a crisp acidity to keep things zingy (especially on the finish). The flavor profile and aromas are tricky: citrus, orange, pear, floral, and a tiny caramel note on the palate. In general, the 2001 is drinking exceptionally well.



First produced in 1990, this wine is one of the first unfiltered wines to be produced and sold in California. It has become the flagship marque of the winery. It is barrel fermented, then aged for 21 months in French oak.

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