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2005 Newton Cabernet Sauvignon Unfiltered
- Napa Valley
Community Tasting Notes 36
wineshaman wrote: (92 points)
April 15, 2016 - Decanted 1hr, loads of sediment as expected, Bordeaux nose of cedar, cigar box, earth, truffles. The palate is full of left bank flavors, balanced currants, cassis, graphite, cedar, coffee, earth, not unlike that of a fine 3 or 4th growth from the same vintage, fine balance and complex as well. This Newton is drinking well now but can last for several more years in a cool, consistent environment.
blanquito wrote: (88 points)
October 20, 2015 - This is good, better than expected. Fruity, spicy, some minerality, with plent of acidity. Blessedly, almost no new oak showing. On the simple end of things, but friendly and enjoyable with enough seriousness to keep it from heaviness. Ready now, should hold for a while though.
Update: I froze the leftovers for a few days and I am drinking the second half of the bottle tonight... whoa, the new oak has come on strong! It's very caramel'n'wood now, which merits a few point downgrade in my book. Not sure what this means, but I much preferred things on day 1.
Dexter Morgan wrote: (91 points)
August 9, 2015 - Swanky, high-toned, and ripe, this is just cruising along. Black raspberry and cherry bouquet, followed by earthy elements of pencil shavings, conifer, sassafras, and hints of black truffles and leather maturity. Tight and savory in the mouth, it's back loaded with a perfect balance of dark fruit and umami elements. Crushed rocks on the finish.
capacious Likes this wine: (90 points)
July 14, 2015 - Drinking well now, mouth filling, nicely integrated, nothing wrong with it, just too much like the bulk of Napa. So that gripe aside, this is very good now, but I doubt it's got the structure to be there for us in the long term. That's ok, I need ten year old wines to drink at this point.1 person found this helpful Comments (3)
winemanintheden wrote: (89 points)
October 25, 2014 - Good solid 2005 Cali Cab Sav. Decanted for 30 min. Wine is nicely integrated now with slight tannins left. Can still easily age for a few more years without issues. Nose of medium dark red fruits with some oak and a short-medium finish. Good balance. Nothing spectacular or profound, but solid.1 person found this helpful Comment
Pro Reviews 2
By Richard Jennings
4/23/2009 (link) 90 points
(Newton Cabernet Sauvignon Unfiltered) Tart cassis, plum, mint and herbal nose; herbal, tart cassis palate with green note; medium-plus finish 90+ pts.
Wine Library TV
By Gary Vaynerchuk
5 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon wines - BLIND!, Episode #581, 11/19/2008 (link) 90+ points
(Newton Unfiltered Cabernet Sauvignon) #2 (BLIND TASTING); COLOR-dark; NOSE-big dark fruit; wafer aspect of a $100,000 candy bar; little stinky; soil; blackberries; a little cassis; almost Bordeaux-like; TASTE-good ripe fruit; little coffee; little tobacco on the back-end; melted down black licorice; really rich licorice and cassis; little hints of milk chocolate and tobacco; I like this wine; RP-92; GV-90+
- Vintage 2005
- Type Red
- Producer Newton
- Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
- Designation Unfiltered
- Vineyard n/a
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Napa Valley
- Appellation Napa Valley
- UPC Codes 081753801403, 081753801441
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 464 (65%)
- Consumed 255 (35%)