Newton Claret 2007
Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
A sophisticated blend in the Bordeaux tradition, this Newton Vineyard Claret is a dark garnet color with vibrant, lifted aromas of black cherry, currant supported by spicy and smoky hints of nutmeg and white pepper. The palate reveals blueberry, black plum and black cherry with a white pepper spice indicative of cool climate mountain fruit. The creamy mid-palate and silky tannins make this medium-weight wine an approachable, appealing choice.
"This is a very fine wine, Merlot-based with a splash of Syrah, and it proves you don't have to spend a lot to get a great Napa red. It shows rich, complex flavors of black and red currants, licorice, cola and sandalwood, in an elegantly silky structure that’s light and refined."
Great full bodied red wine. Good with red meat, and seafood
Great nose, flavors abound, drank a bottle with friends recently - enjoyed by all
Great red to have on hand. Brought it to a wine snob friend's house and it passed the test.
Not a lot of complexity with this one, pretty straight forward. I didn't find it bold, but it is a young blend. The price is hard to beat.
This was yummy! Nice flavor, smooth and not over-powering.
I love dry, full-bodied reds. This has got to be one of the best ever for $20. I purchased two bottles and I'm going back for a few more before it's too late. Great with steak.
Good color and nose; spice and berry flavors complement well. Might be a bit overpowering and bitter to some but shouldn't be an issue with more time. Not a 93, but a great value at $20
I have had this wine many times and it always impresses me and then when I think I only spent $20. on it, the value goes higher
lot of spice and pepper...agree that it will be even better with some more time.....!
I thought this would prove to be a BIG wine, especially with it's Napa 2007 origins, but was disappointed with it's lack of body, minimal finish, and annoying tartness that did not soften after ample breathing time. The initial aroma was deceiving.
This wine is highly overrated at 93 points. I would give it an 87. It's a light-bodied wine and does leave a hint of bitterness on the palate. Nothing here to really grab hold of - if you like big bold wines, don't buy this one.
This wine is dry and, perhaps for a more sophisticated palate might be a find, but for me, I could just not detect any recognizable character.
This wine comes with most everything you would expect in a Napa Bordeaux red blend. It’s a full body wine with a pronounced nose of spices, pepper, and dark fruit. But the tannins are fairly bitter on the palate right now. I think it needs some time in the cellar to mellow out.
Over rated wine, far too aggressive to the palate. The first smell is engaging, a long way to go to compete with others
I was excited to see a wine that got such great reviews for $20. Save your money and buy a Coppola Claret instead.
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