White

1997 Newton Chardonnay Unfiltered

Chardonnay

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • BradE wrote:

    December 29, 2012 - Hilarious. Found this hiding in the cellar. Last bottle - my kids said let's do some Cali Chard. Bought at Mollie Stone in Burlingame around 2000. Still holding quite well, in perfect shape - a California Chardonnay to its core. Very tasty.

  • dant wrote: 94 points

    July 28, 2010 - Surprising complex and tasty for its age. darker color and good butter/oak while still showing fruit underneath. Very full-bodied.

  • BradE wrote:

    December 30, 2006 - Diane's Birthday Dinner in BC.: Excellent. Really drinking well.

  • jeff nowak wrote: 91 points

    March 19, 2005 - it seems like the days of drinking chardonnay within 2 years of release are over. more and more, i'm enjoying the premium producers at age 5 and older. like this wine for instance. dude, this was really good. 97 was the first vintage i ever bought of this wine, and while my own are long gone, a friend pulled it out of his cellar last night for our perusal.

    not decanted. ha! a nod to the thread about the 02. but make no mistake about it, newton unfiltered chards are not for the feint of heart. it's always a richer, fuller bodied example of the varietal, and a bit of a guilty pleasure. i just feel it remains on the right side of the bloated fence, and keeps the balance real.

    so, the bottle age on this was kinda cool. the oak wasn't as flashy, and there was a delicious creaminess and big finish. drink 'em if ya got 'em.

  • Thomas D. Likes this wine: 92 points

    April 26, 2003 - book1, pls ask for full notes

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1997
  • Type White
  • Producer Newton
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation Unfiltered
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 82 (82%)
  • Consumed 18 (18%)

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