Newton Chardonnay Unfiltered
69 Ratings
Detail
69 Ratings
Newton Chardonnay Unfiltered

Wine Details

Varietal

Chardonnay

Style

White

Wine Description

(From «nv» Vintage) Very dry, a lean, austere Chardonnay currently marked by aloof flavors of lemons, limes and oak. Yet there's something going on. As the wine warms in the glass it becomes richer, showing hidden pineapple tart, macadamia and creme brulee. Firm, minerally acidity is there throughout, making for a mouthwatering cleanliness.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2010 Vintage) The 2010 vintage opens with honey suckle on the nose, with the richness of a Sauternes. Fruit aromas of fig and melon are followed by more complex notes of honey and brown sugar. Baking spices with hints of vanilla and almond follow as caramelized sugar notes add to the voluptuous depth of aromas. On the palate, grilled pineapple flavors offer fresh acidity while creaminess is balanced. Cream and brioche linger while the freshness of fruit remains forward. The wine is a satisfying weight with present oak that is delicately integrated.

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (From 2012 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/21/2014
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator