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1992 Newton Unfiltered Merlot

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ITEM 8229287 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Amount Total
henrikhp $40 $40
Item Sold Amount Date
I8229287 1 $40 May 22, 2022
I8108076 1 $46 Feb 6, 2022
I8052713 1 $30 Jan 2, 2022
I8052712 1 $30 Jan 2, 2022
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90The Wine Advocate

The 1992 Merlot is a worthy successor to the exceptionally fine 1991. The thick, dark ruby/purple color is followed by aromas of sweet, jammy black-cherries, earth, spice, and wood. Round and generous, with gobs of intensity and moderate tannin, this large-scaled, rich, concentrated Merlot will benefit from 1-2 years of cellaring; it will age well for 10-15 years.



Newton Vineyard is in the Spring Mountain region of Napa Valley. It was founded in 1978 by Peter Newton, who had previously been one of the founders of Sterling Vineyards. Today it is still operated by the Newton family though the luxury conglomerate LVMH bought the winery in 2001. The nearly 200-acre estate produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay. It is best known, however, for its unfiltered Chardonnay.


United States, California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,


Red Wine, Merlot

The Merlot grape is such a deep blue that it is named for the blackbird. It’s an early ripening grape and one of the primary varietals used In Bordeaux. Merlot is also grown in the "International style," which is harvested later to bring out more tannins and body.