2015 Newton Chardonnay Red Label
2015 Newton Chardonnay Red Label Bright aromas of pineapple, white peach and elderflower are balanced on the nose with aromas of star anise, vanilla and creamy French oak influences. On the palate, flavors of apricot, golden apple and ginger mingle with well integrated oak notes, resulting in a crisp yet rounded 2015 wine with a long, lingering finish.
The single square mile of hillside pioneered by Peter Newton in 1977 is an impressive site, with expansive vistas of Napa Valley and beyond. It was the conclusion of his irreverent quest to create wines that would capture the multifaceted character of Napa: embracing the radiant California sun whilst featuring the structure offered by the valley’s cool, foggy nights.
He understood Spring Mountain was the place he was looking for to create this rare, fresh expression of Napa.
The terraced mountain estate has less than one-fifth of its total 490 acres planted to vines at elevations ranging from 500 to 1,600 feet above sea level. The non-farmed acreage remains in its native forested state providing natural habitat for indigenous wildlife.
Each of the distinctive vineyard blocks is planted to a specific Bordeaux variety with an emphasis on Cabernet Sauvignon.
The winery was designed and built to blend into the mountain and includes elements of the founders’ native lands interwoven with the California environment — roses, a pagoda, a Japanese red gate, lanterns, a London phone booth and French gardens.
Newton’s sustainable practices consider the entire ecosystem, vines, animals, other plant species, soil life and type in order to minimize pests and diseases and foster a healthy symbiotic relationship between our vines and the environment. Avoiding commonly practiced short-term solutions, we adopt a long-term sustainable and balanced approach, farming all our land organically.