NEWTON SINGLE VINEYARD MOUNT VEEDER

THE ICON OF NAPA VALLEY
At Newton, we believe in precision viticulture
– bespoke management not just of specific plots,
but also individual vines
– with the aim of expressing the true character of the fruit
and maximizing the potential of the vineyard as a whole.

Peter Newton, already renowned as a pioneer of winemaking in the Napa Valley
for having founded the Sterling Winery near Calistoga in the 1960s,
founded Newton Vineyard with his Chinese wife in 1977.  
The Newtons transformed one square mile of rolling hillside in Spring Mountain
into one of the Napa Valley’s most prestigious estates,
whose wines have graced the official dinners of several US presidents.

Peter and Su Hua Newton released their first wine, a Cabernet Sauvignon, in 1979.
They went on to pioneer an innovative approach to winemaking, notably championing unfiltered wine,
which they believed uniquely expressed the full essence of the fruit.
Their first such wine – Unfiltered Chardonnay, inspired by Burgundian winemaking techniques
– was released in 1990 and quickly became a signature of the estate.
Area: Napa Valley, State of California Foundation: 1977

PRODUCT LINE

  • NEWTON
    UNFILTERED CHARDONNAY

    Our Unfiltered Chardonnay is barrel-fermented using indigenous yeasts. The wine is aged in French oak barrels. During maturation every barrel is hand-stirred to re-suspend the sediment, a technique that protects the wine from oxidation and creates added complexity. The individual lots are then blended and bottled unfiltered.

    Latest Rating: 94 points - Wine Advocate
    "Displays beautiful white peach, honeysuckle and tropical fruit, some nice, crisp wet pebble minerality in the background and a full-bodied mouth feel. Deep, layered and omplete, this is a big time winner."
  • NEWTON UNFILTERED
    CABERNET SAUVIGNON

    Once harvested, our cabernet sauvignon grapes are sorted using an optical sorter that inspects individual berries to ensure uniform, perfect ripeness. The juice must then undergoe a cold maceration followed by fermentation. The wine then rests on the skins to develop additional complexity before being pressed and aged in French oak barrels. This Unfiltered Cabernet Sauvignon expresses perfect balance and intensity. The palate is concentrated and intense with hints of black current, mulberry and aged tobacco. Firm, savory tannins and mineral notes round out the palate of this powerful, robust wine.

    Latest Rating: 92 points - Wine Advocate
    "A blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec and 2% Merlot, the deep garnet-purple 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Unfiltered has a yeasty/Marmite nose with rare beef over a core of crushed red currants and blackberries with mulberries, lavender and wild thyme. With red berries in the mouth, the medium-bodied palate is elegant and finely crafted with firm, grainy tannins, and there's an herbal lift to the finish."
  • NEWTON SINGLE VINEYARD
    MOUNT VEEDER

    Rugged and steep, our Mt. Veeder vineyard is comprised on 20 blocks spread out over 50 acres. The Cabernet Sauvignon grown in that vineyard has a fine structure and classic Cabernet aromas and flavors, such as red and black fruit and tobacco. Mount Veeder with its longer growing season and youthful free draining soils captures the minerality and vibrancy of Cabernet Sauvignon most accurately with the most intense black cassis fruit and firm sinewy graphite structure.

    Latest Rating: 94+ - Wine Advocate
    "The deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder Single Vineyard opens with warm cassis, blueberry compote and black forest cake notes with hints of spice box and cigars. Medium-bodied with good intensity, it has just enough fruit and firm tannins, and the finish is long and savory"

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