(2000 Vintage) The Newton Unfiltered Chardonnay 1999 is bursting with numerous layers of fruit. It begins with hints of oranges and develops into peaches and passion fruit. All Newton Chardonnays are naturally fermented to obtain the complex aromatics, in handcrafted French oak barrels. They then go through the malolactic fermentation, again naturally. No acid is ever added in Newton Chardonnays. They have good structure because of controlling the yield in the vineyard.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2004 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide
Wine Spectator(2004 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
Robert Parker(2001 Vintage) "The compelling 2001 Chardonnay Unfiltered possesses a restrained but powerful bouquet of citrus oils intermixed with lemon blossoms and buttery popcorn presented in a full-bodied, layered, textured style with gorgeous richness. It is a powerful, intense Chardonnay that is performing far better out of bottle than it did from barrel last year. It will drink well for 6-7 years."
Robert Parker(2012 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/21/2014