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Newton Vineyard Claret

Merlot 52%,?
Cabernet Sauvignon 38%,
Syrah 5%,
Petit Verdot 3%,
Cabernet Franc 2%

Napa County

2009

Tasting Notes

This dark red cherry colored wine offers aromas of ripe red and black fruits and cinnamon layered with dark fruit flavors of cherry, plum and raspberry supported by vanilla and mocha spice. The dark fruit flavors carry through to the palate, combining with dark chocolate notes on the soft mid-palate. Dusty, fine-grained tannins make this wine an appealing choice now or over the next 5 years.

Food and Wine Pairing

Winemaker Chris Millard suggests this wine will complement grilled meat dishes nicely and also prove versatile with a wide variety of foods from hearty pasta dishes to braised beef.

WineChump Notes

Recently, I had the chance to try this Claret.  I was at a restaurant (The Brick located in Riverside, Jacksonville, FL) with a friend.  We enjoyed this with both beef and fish.  This Claret exhibited a bright nose of fruit and a smooth finish.  We'll order it again, if they have any left!



Average Price: $16.99