Newton Unfiltered Chardonnay 2018

Newton Unfiltered Chardonnay 2018


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Unfiltered Chardonnay 2018
  • Vintage : 2018
  • Country : USA
  • Region : California
  • Subregion Napa
  • Type : White
  • Style Creamy Full Bodied White
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 14°
  • Grappes : 100% Chardonnay

Experts Score Vintage
JS James Suckling 93 2017
DCT Decanter 96 2016
WE Wine Enthusiast 93 2016
W&S Wines & Spirits 93 2016
RP Robert Parker 93 2014
WS Wine Spectator 91 2014
More information on wine critics and ratings

Intense, pristine and concentrated. Aromas of citrus blossom, white peach, brioche, gun smoke and marzipan create wonderful depth.

Flavors continue on the palate including lime zest, jasmine and honeydew melon. Wonderfully intense, the fruit blends seamlessly with subtle smoky oak and yeasty complexity to create a textural and vibrant mouthfeel.

The juicy acidity balances the profound intensity of the fruit providing great carry and length.

James Suckling (JS) : 93 Points (2017)
A complex, layered white with cooked-apple, lemon and pear character. Full body. Dense and flavorful. Tangy, citrusy and thoroughly delicious. Drink or hold.

Decanter (DCT) : 96 Points (2016)
Incredibly refined, powerful and sumptuously smooth. Notes of nectarine, almond, custard combined with apple, oyster shell, smoke and a touch of butterscotch. A rounded and stunningly lingering finish.

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 93 Points (2016)
Entirely barrel fermented, this white is beautifully aromatic in pear, toasted oak and hazelnut. High toned, floral and earthy, it shows deft balance in the glass, offering elegance and impressive complexity that lasts gingerly on the finish.

Wines & Spirits (W&S) : 93 Points (2016)
This vintage is the first at Newton for Alberto Bianchi, who had made wine at other Moët Hennessy properties in Margaret River, Marlborough and Mendoza after starting out in Italy. He focused this chardonnay on fruit from Carneros, with a contribution from Rutherford; it fermented spontaneously in French oak barrels (24 percent new) where it aged as well. It’s refreshing, firm and juicy, a sleek chardonnay that feels carefully crafted. Time in oak adds a salted caramel note to the brisk and earthy finish.

Robert Parker (RP) : 93 Points (2014)
Newton’s unfiltered Chardonnay has been a consistent winner since it was first launched in the early 1980s, when the fruit was coming from what is today John Kongsgaard’s Judge cuvée. Newton is still making this wine unfiltered, and the 2014 Chardonnay Unfiltered is rich and displays beautiful white peach, honeysuckle and tropical fruit, some nice, crisp wet pebble minerality in the background and a full-bodied mouthfeel. Deep, layered and complete, this is a big-time winner.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 91 Points (2014)
Framed by rich, buttery oak that supports a mix of apple, melon, spice and apricot flavors, this turns elegant and refined on the aftertaste. Drink now through 2020. 13,653 cases made.

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Newton Unfiltered Chardonnay 2018 Reviewed by James Suckling 28-04-2023 . Score: 4.5