Newton Unfiltered Merlot 2010

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This is a Bordeaux-style Merlot-elegant, refined with a weight and texture made for enjoying in the company of food. Its fresh fruit flavors are well balanced by the integrated oak, resulting in a medley of raspberry, blueberry, mocha, baking spices and caramel flavor notes. Pan-roasted chicken with a reduced sauce from the drippings and wild rice, couscous with wild mushrooms and toasted almonds, or roasted pork shoulder on a bed of creamy polenta would all be wonderful menu choices for our 2010 Merlot.

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Vintage: 2001 07/28/2008

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Vintage: 2007 03/22/2012

Soft, slightly hot and peppery in alcohol, but very dry, this Merlot shows intense flavors of cherry marmalade, blackberry essence, dark chocolate and cedar. It's a rich wine to drink with grilled steak. The tannins will balance out the meaty richness.


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Vintage: 2001 05/23/2011

Loads of dark cherry and vanilla bean on the nose, the mouthfeel is plush and rounded, with dark mocha notes layered across plummy fruit with subtle notes of mint and tar. The finish is sensuous and lingering.


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Vintage: 2001 08/25/2008

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. Robert Parker wrote: "Made in a European style, the 2001 is full-bodied with a classic combination of tobacco leaf, cedar, black currants and earth. This is structured, large-scaled Cabernet and is loaded with concentration."


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Vintage: 2001 05/23/2011

Combines supple, polished black cherry, currant, anise and cedar notes with a deceptively firm tannic backbone. Tasty now. Best from 2001.


External Review
Vintage: 2001 05/23/2011

The 2001 Merlot Unfiltered, revealing the vintage's great ripeness, offers hints of chocolate as well as masses of black cherry and blackberry fruit presented in a ripe, layered, opulent style. The wine is large-scaled, with sweet tannin and enough acidity to provide definition. It should age well for 15+ years.


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Vintage: 2001 05/23/2011

The structured, precise, pure, medium-bodied 1999 Merlot Unfiltered possesses undeniable elegance, considerable intensity, notes of black cherries and cassis, hints of chocolate and cola, and a surprisingly full finish. While it can be drunk now, it will be even better after several years of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2018.


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Vintage: 2001 04/01/2008

Newton Merlot Unfiltered Napa 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. Robert Parker wrote: "Made in a European style, the 2001 is full-bodied with a classic combination of tobacco leaf, cedar, black currants and earth. This is structured, large-scaled Cabernet and is loaded with concentration."



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This is a Bordeaux-style Merlot-elegant, refined with a weight and texture made for enjoying in the company of food. Its fresh fruit flavors are well balanced by the integrated oak, resulting in a medley of raspberry, blueberry, mocha, baking spices and caramel flavor notes. Pan-roasted chicken with a reduced sauce from the drippings and wild rice, couscous with wild mushrooms and toasted almonds, or roasted pork shoulder on a bed of creamy polenta would all be wonderful menu choices for our 2010 Merlot.

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