Newton Unfiltered Chardonnay 2018
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
"A full-bodied, toasty white with aromas and flavors of dried lemon zest, apricot, hay and smoke. Bright acidity and a phenolic texture with grapefruit pith and flint on the finish. Drink or hold." James Suckling 94 points Drink 2022-24
An entirely barrel-fermented white, aged one year in French oak, 25% of it new, this stalwart from the producer shows the warmth and evenness of the vintage, reductive and nutty in its opening note of oak and white flower. A creamy, lush midpalate of buttered corn and fig follow, with a splash of acidity providing balanced verve.
The 2018 Chardonnay Unfiltered opens with pretty peaches and cream notes followed by hints of lemon drops, yellow apples and beeswax with a touch of toasted almonds. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers loads of apple and stone fruit layers with toasty/nutty accents and a lively line, finishing with lovely poise and freshness.
The 2018 Chardonnay Unfiltered offers a slightly restrained yet classic bouquet of stone fruits, white flowers, orange blossom, and spice. This carries to a medium-bodied, well-balanced Chardonnay that has a fresh, lively, yet still nicely textured mouthfeel. It's ideal for enjoying over the coming 2-4 years.
Crunchy and juicy, with a vibrant blend of apple pastry and dried apricot flavors that feature plenty of vanilla accents. Toasty and spicy on the finish. Drink now through 2023. 7,094 cases made.