Newton Vineyard Spring Mountain
This well-established Napa operation is part of the expanding portfolio of Moët Hennessy premium wineries around the world which include the likes of CLOUDY BAY. The wines here have always been impressive and reasonably priced. At the lower level the decent Red Label Chardonnay is joined now by a red blend labelled Claret and red Label Cabernet Sauvignon. The best wines are the impressive Unfiltered bottlings produced with natural fermentation and handled by gravity in the winery. Recently added is a top-quality premium Cabernet Sauvignon, Le Puzzle, which is sourced from soils with a higher chalk, gravel and loam content. Chardonnay may be approached young; the Merlot and Cabernet bottlings require longer. Le Puzzle will both benefit from 4–5 years’ cellaring; expect Le Puzzle to be very ageworthy. (DM)
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