(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.
Robert Parker(2012 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/21/2014
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