Newton The Puzzle 2005

Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California

$89.00
Item No. 96880
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • RP94
Style: Big & Bold

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.

Alcohol By Volume: 15.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

A blend of 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot.

This complex wine is both richly concentrated and supremely elegant. The delicate scents of dried flowers, juniper and rosemary mingle with dark fruit aromas and a hint of earthy complexity. The palate explodes with cassis, black cherry and ripe blackberry flavors complemented by subtle layers of smoky tobacco, mocha and spice. Well-integrated, velvety tannins support the smooth and supple palate with mocha lingering on the finish making this wine a pleasure to drink now, yet it will also benefit from medium to long-term cellaring.

We suggest decanting this wine to allow its full power to unfold. The elegant, complex flavors of The Puzzle make it an exceptional accompaniment to a tender beef fillet or lamb roast.

Critical Acclaim

"It is a beautifully textured, pure wine,... has a deep ruby/purple color and notes of subtle smoke intermixed with underbrush, black currant, cherry, licorice, and lavender. It is medium to full-bodied, has good acidity, and prominent tannins. 92-94 Points."
94 Points

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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Winemaker's Notes Spread across 120 planted acres on the steep hillsides of Spring Mountain, the Newton Vineyard Estate is comprised ...
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