2020 Newton 'Unfiltered' Chardonnay Napa Valley

$49.95
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A brilliant Chardonnay, representing one of Napa’s finest efforts. A style signature of Newton: Elegant and precise, excellent balance between freshness, complexity, richness and structure. Unmistakably Napa.

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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:
Chardonnay
Winemaker:
Andrew Holve
Vintage:
2020
Aging:
12 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 25% New
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Chardonnay
Alcohol %:
14.0%
SKU #:
1050941
Size:
750 ml Bottle
93JS
James Suckling
Pure and creamy nose with some toasted hazelnut to the lemons and nectarines. Lightly briny on the palate, with a fine, mineral touch to the long, creamy finish. Drink now or hold.