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Community Tasting Notes (37) Avg Score: 89.9 points

  • Solid ripe Napa Valley Cabernet with a very nice level of development but a generous hint of Brett in the background. Absolutely at or just slightly past its peak, further aging will bring up the Brett as the fruit fades. As it was a nice wine with some rare lamb.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Vintage Retrospective: 2005 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (May 2016), 5/1/2016, (See more on Vinous...)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    4/23/2009, (See more on 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.

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  • By Gary Vaynerchuk
    5 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon wines - BLIND!, Episode #581, 11/19/2008, (See more on Wine Library TV...) 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+

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