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2017 Newton Unfiltered Chardonnay

ITEM 8308244 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased at retail

Bidder Amount Total
vifed $33 $33
davcl $32 $0
rofre $30 $0
sccur $27 $0
$25
Item Sold Amount Date
I8308244 1 $33 Jul 3, 2022
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RATINGS

93Wine Enthusiast

This 100% barrel-fermented white opens in an intriguing landscape of salty stone and toasted oak, inviting one in for more. Creamy on the palate in balanced weight and breadth, it offers a length of green apple, pear and fresh citrus, finishing bright and with a dash of nutmeg and clove.

PRODUCER

Newton

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.

REGION

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,

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.

VINTAGE

2017 Newton Unfiltered Chardonnay

Unfilitered