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Newton Vineyards Chardonnay Red Label Napa/Sonoma Counties 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

Enticing notes of ripe pear and green apple mingle with light butterscotch, vanilla and almond aromas. On the palate, ripe pear combines with pie crust and golden delicious apple flavors, accented by a hint of orange zest. The layers of flavor and appealing texture persist throughout the plush, creamy finish. Winemakers Notes

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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 Vineyards Chardonnay Red Label Napa/Sonoma Counties

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Fruity and rich, showing opulent and exotic citrus and vanilla bean flavors in the mouth. The texture is sensuous and the finish is long, with hints of tropical mango fruit.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

The 2002 Chardonnay Red Label is a blend of 60% Napa and 40% Sonoma fruit. It has a nose of buttered popcorn, caramel, and white flowers in a medium to full-bodied, fruit-driven style.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

The 2001 Chardonnay Naturally Fermented (58% Napa and 42% Sonoma fruit) exhibits copious quantities of butterscotch and caramel characteristics in its evolved, fruity personality. Drink it over the next year.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

Good Chardonnays come and go, but the Newton Red Label is one that never disappoints. This is probably the fattest, creamiest Chard we sell for under $20 - the perfect accompaniment to any alfredo or béchamel sauce, creamy soup or soft cheeses such as brie or camembert. And while I love the richness of the texture, as well as the buttery popcorn and caramel notes, the vibrant tropical fruit (banana, papaya and melon) along with terrific acidic structure are what help to hallmark this as a well-balanced, universally-likeable white, instead of just another oaky Cali Chardonnay.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Irsquo;ve actually always loved the Newton Chardonnay, but for some reason, it had fallen off my radar until I retasted it recently. The 2008 vintage still has the prominent creamy oak and toasted nut notes that Newton is famous for, as well as ripe tropical fruit elements, but the wine seems brighter than I remember, with fresh acidity and a smooth, clean finish. A classic match for pasta alfredo, this wine would also be amazing with fish in cream sauce, grilled mushrooms or creamy cheeses such as brie, camembert or gouda.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Good Chardonnays come and go, but the Newton Red Label is one that never disappoints. This is probably the fattest, creamiest Chard we sell for under $20 mdash; the perfect accompaniment to any alfredo or beacute;chamel sauce, creamy soup or soft cheeses such as brie or camembert. And while I love the richness of the texture, as well as the buttery popcorn and caramel notes, the vibrant tropical fruit (banana, papaya and melon) along with terrific acidic structure are what help to hallmark this as a well-balanced, universally-likeable white, instead of just another oaky Cali Chardonnay.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Wonderfully balanced and fruit-driven with flavors of apricot, pear, and apple wrapped with light shadings of oak.


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Enticing notes of ripe pear and green apple mingle with light butterscotch, vanilla and almond aromas. On the palate, ripe pear combines with pie crust and golden delicious apple flavors, accented by a hint of orange zest. The layers of flavor and appealing texture persist throughout the plush, creamy finish. Winemakers Notes

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