Newton Claret 2006

Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California

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Item No. 95961
  • WN90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1996
  • WS87
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Winemaker's Notes

Blend: Merlot 43%, Cabernet Sauvignon 41%, Cabernet Franc 9%, Petit Verdot 4%, Syrah 3%

A sophisticated blend in the Bordeaux tradition, this Newton Vineyard Claret is a dark garnet color with vibrant, lifted aromas of black cherry and 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 well balanced wine complements grilled meat dishes nicely, but will also prove versatile with a wide variety of foods from hearty pasta dishes to braised beef.

Critical Acclaim

"Dense, inky blackish-purple hue. Pretty flavorings of boysenberry, maple and violets. Tart black cherry flavors with hints of black pepper supported by oaky tannins. Tangy finish with a continued black fruit, spice and backing acids."
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Rating:
(9/19/2010)
Deep burgundy color with a saturated red grape & cassis nose. The taste follows the aroma plus blackberry, blueberry jam & vanilla/oak toast. Mild tannins but decent acidity makes it drinkable w/ or w/o food. This is a very nice wine, but too dense to call a Claret. It's a good value ~ $18 - $20. S17.5
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Learn About Newton Map ItMap It

Peter and Su Hua Newton purchased one square mile of tumbling slopes high up on Spring Mountain overlooking St. Helena in 1977. The Estate was planted to Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Merlot thrives in a land which is rocky mixed with clay beneath the surface, while Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot like an impoverished soil, and Cabernet Sauvignon is...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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RRM78880_2006

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