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Newton Cabernet Sauvignon Unfiltered Napa Valley 2005

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Grapes grown on a south facing mountainside ideally suited for Cabernet due to well drainage and a lack of nutrients. The wine is fermented with natural yeast, aged 22-24 months in French oak and bottled with filtration.

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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 Cabernet Sauvignon Unfiltered Napa Valley

External Review
Source: Melange Wines
10/06/2009

What people do not realize is that proprietress Su Hua Newton completely declassified the 2003 and 2004 vintages as she just was not happy with them. This is her first vintage since 2002. The wine is deep ruby/purple in color and exhibits notes of underbrush black truffle creme de cassis incense and a hint of earth. It is full-bodied powerful but at the same time elegant pure and moderately tannic. This wine needs another 2-4 years of bottle age and should age nicely for 20-25 years.`



Grapes grown on a south facing mountainside ideally suited for Cabernet due to well drainage and a lack of nutrients. The wine is fermented with natural yeast, aged 22-24 months in French oak and bottled with filtration.

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