2017 Newton 'Unfiltered' Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

$54.95 $59.95

This deep, layered red serves up blackberries and currants with dark chocolate and fine, creamy tannins. Intriguing mushroom notes play around the edges and hints of walnuts appear on the finish. You don’t have to be a genius to enjoy this Napa Valley Cabernet, especially at such a smart price.

The Napa Valley of the 1970's is a far cry from the one we know today. In those early years, there were only a few trailblazers who dared to venture into the wilds of remote areas like Spring Mountain. Instead of simply seeing trees and rugged land, Dr. Sue Hua and Peter Newton envisioned vineyards. In 1977 they purchased a one mile block of land on Spring Mountain overlooking the Napa Valley. When they began planting vines, they did so in 112 separate blocks scattered amongst forested land to maintain the natural balance of the native habitat. At Newton, meticulous farming is met with meticulous winemaking, as the winery was designed so that the fruit has to endure as minimal handling as possible. Caves were dug into the hillside (preserving the gardens above, and offering barrels the ideal natural environment for aging). True to their guiding philosophy of working in harmony with nature, grapes are carefully handled, gently pressed and fermented as individual lots from each of those parcels. Newton is quite renowned for their "Unfiltered" wines, which have been bottled without filtration, preserving the wine's vital freshness and loads of personality.

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage:
2017
Appellation:
Napa Valley
SKU #:
1047282
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JS94

James Suckling

Blackberries and plums with some spices and dark-chocolate and earthy notes. It’s full-bodied with a suave texture, elegant tannins and freshness. The finish is long and flavorful, going on and on.