A blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Merlot, Newton’s 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Unfiltered has a dense ruby/purple color, a beautiful nose of blackcurrants, licorice, camphor and incense. There’s some spice box and subtle background oak as well. It is medium to full-bodied, elegant, and like most of Newton’s wines, seems to represent a beautiful crossover between the elegance and finesse of a great Bordeaux and the ripeness, power and exuberance of a Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink it over the next 20+ years.
This Newton underlines the finesse and tension of the 2014 vintage in Napa with a full to medium body, ultra-fine tannins and a bright and energetic finish. Plenty of subtle blackcurrant, tobacco and forest-floor undertones. Drink or hold.
The wine opens with dark, briary aromas of black currants and mulberries laced with aniseed and hints of violet. The palate is well proportioned with plush, juicy flavors. Dense, chocolaty tannins provide the framework for a persistent finish.
A true Napa Valley Cabernet, this wine is a great match with grilled lamb chops, a tri-tip steak rubbed with rosemary and freshly ground pepper or venison served with pan sauce.