Newton Unfiltered Chardonnay 2013

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Newton Unfiltered Chardonnay 2013

SKU 1273


2013 Unfiltered Chardonnay reflects the opulence and profound intensity of the vintage with rich complex and vibrant fruit flavors balanced by savory barrel fermentation influences. The aromas of grapefruit, honey, vanilla, brioche and apricot are fresh and inviting. The palate is intense and powerful with rich fig and pear fruit flavors balanced by subtle creamy oak, nutty savory notes and a long lingering finish. While most people think of Chardonnay as a fish and fowl wine, we like to pair it with the unexpected: a grilled veal chop or pork tenderloin. Of course it's also delicious with mushroom dishes of all sorts and one of our favorites is risotto with chanterelles and shitakes.
Category White Wine
Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Newton
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
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Wine EnthusiastNew winemaking and a sizable replanting effort at the producer's Spring Mountain estate are starting to show dividends in this new release, a full-bodied style true to its heritage. Bright acidity pops around a taste of pomelo and yuzu, giving the wine a zest of lemon before a caramelized finish.

Virginie Boone, April 1, 2016
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Wine SpectatorVibrant and slow to open, with a mix of snappy pear, baked apple, pineapple and cedary oak, giving this a raw texture now; best to cellar short-term.

James Laube, 2016