2006 Newton Chardonnay Unfiltered
Napa Valley, California
WB Rating: 91

Alcohol by volume: 14.3%
Price at time of purchase: $40.00 (K&L)
Type: Chardonnay
Principal varietal(s): Chardonnay

When first opened, this excellent Chardonnay came across as tight and mineral-driven, like a wine that's just beginning to mature and has a long life ahead. But with airing it opened magnificently to display ripe white fruit flavors (especially sweet pears), subtle oak spice, seamless rich texture, and long finish. Nothing overdone or overblown in this Chardonnay, which had a very classy feel from start to finish. Pricey but delicious, worth springing for on special occasions, and capable of being great for years to come. - HK 2009-11-11


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