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2005 Newton Chardonnay Unfiltered
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2005 Newton Chardonnay Unfiltered

Wine Description

First produced in 1990, this wine is one of the first unfiltered wines to be produced and sold in California. It has become the flagship marque of the winery. It is barrel fermented, then aged for 21 months in French oak.

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First produced in 1990, this wine is one of the first unfiltered wines to be produced and sold in California. It has become the flagship marque of the winery. It is barrel fermented, then aged for 21 months in French oak.

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  • Wine.com
    Newton's Unfiltered Chardonnay has a devoted following of wine lovers whoappreciate this rich, unfiltered style of wine. Their Chardonnay vineyard inCarneros was planted nearly 30 years ago and this region has sincebecome known for producing superb cool-climate Chardonnay. The 2005 Unfiltered Chardonnay is a light shade of gold. This rich andpowerful wine opens with orange blossom, honey, pear, creme brulee,coconut and nutmeg spice aromas. Flavors lead with white peach andpineapple, with a touch of honey and coconut rounding out this fullbodied wine. The light citrus finish lingers on the palate. This rich and complex Chardonnay can complement a wide variety ofdishes. Try it with pear and arugula salad, smoked scallops or braised porkwith apples. One of California's most glorious Chardonnays, and still somewhat under the radar, is the Newton 2005 Chardonnay Unfiltered. This is another wine that has the capacity in certain vintages to evolve for 8-10 years. A bottle of the 1991 I had recently was stunning (I rated it 92), and of course it was 16 years of age... The 2005 is fabulous, and one of the best examples of this cuvee made at Newton. Notes of honeysuckle, poached pear, brioche, and white currants are present in this wine, which also exhibits some citrus oil and a subtle influence of new oak. Full-bodied, fleshy, and rich, with super purity and stature, this is a gorgeous Chardonnay that should drink nicely for 7-10 years. One of the most spectacularly beautiful vineyards, high on the lower slopes of Spring Mountain, is Newton Vineyards. Organically farmed and impeccably manicured, this was one of the first outposts to which famed Bordeaux consultant Michel Rolland came, and an entire generation of winemakers formed by his brilliance have emerged from Newton. The overall style of the wine is one built on European elegance and longevity. The vintages from the early 1990s are still doing well, especially the 1990 and 1991. -Wine Advocate 96/100
  • CellarTracker Community Tasting Notes
    Community Tasting Notes (average 91.3 pts. and median of 92 pts. in 118 notes)
  • Vintage Chart
    Rating for United States-California: 94 (excellent)

    Drinkability: young, aging quickly, could be good now