Newton Unfiltered Merlot 2007 Front Label
Newton Unfiltered Merlot 2007 Front Label

Newton Unfiltered Merlot 2007

    750ML / 15% ABV
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    Winemaker Notes

    The 2007 Unfiltered Merlot was grown in a warmer and dryer season than previous years yielding smaller berries with intense concentration and color. On the nose, the liveliness of the wine is immediately apparent. Old world aromas of leather, spice, cedar and cinnamon mingle with dark fruit notes of black plum and black cherry. On the palate the wine is big and rich with dense tannins that lengthen the finish. In its youth, decanting is recommended however the wine promises longevity with its elegance in tact over a decade or more.

    Winemaker Chris Millard enjoys the rich flavors and intensity of 2007 Unfiltered Merlot with roast lamb or grilled vegetables.

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    Newton was founded in 1977 by English businessman Peter Newton and his Chinese wife Su Hua. Peter Newton was already renowned as a pioneer of winemaking in the Napa Valley, having founded the Sterling Winery near Calistoga in the 1960s. 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.

    The Newton estate encompasses 170 acres of prime Napa Valley terroir, distributed over four separate, wholly owned vineyards: Spring Mountain, Yountville, Mount Veeder and Carneros.

    Newton is renowned for producing wines that are uniquely characterful expressions of varietals emblematic of the Napa Valley, notably Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. Working patiently with nature, we are committed to precision viticulture and winemaking techniques yielding wines that are acclaimed for their balance, harmony and full, abundant flavors.

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    Undoubtedly proving its merit over and over, Napa Valley is a now a leading force in the world of prestigious red wine regions. Though Cabernet Sauvignon dominates Napa Valley, other red varieties certainly thrive here. Important but often overlooked include Merlot and other Bordeaux varieties well-regarded on their own as well as for their blending capacities. Very old vine Zinfandel represents an important historical stronghold for the region and Pinot noir is produced in the cooler southern parts, close to the San Pablo Bay.

    Perfectly situated running north to south, the valley acts as a corridor, pulling cool, moist air up from the San Pablo Bay in the evenings during the hot days of the growing season, which leads to even and slow grape ripening. Furthermore the valley claims over 100 soil variations including layers of volcanic, gravel, sand and silt—a combination excellent for world-class red wine production.

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