Newton 2008

Cost: $29.59 Cayman Islands
Grape Variety: 53% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
Category: Red wine
Location Bought: Blackbeard’s, Cayman Islands
Country: United States
Region: Napa County
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Newton Vineyard
Alcohol: 14.5% Alcohol/Vol.
Description: Dark ruby in colour with a medium to medium+ intense nose.

A delicious Right Bank Bordeaux style from Napa

Positives: This complex wine features cedar, blackcurrants, blackberry, dark cherry, cigar box, plum, purple lilacs, cinnamon, cloves & dark chocolate. Full body with medium+ tannins, good acidity, a long length and the alcohol is well integrated.

Negatives: None.

Interesting Note: Tasted the 2007 as well, and the 2008 is more to my liking.

Drink now or in the next 3 years on its own or pair it with braised lamb shank.

Tasted: 8 March 2014

Top Pick

Score: 9+/10, Value: 8.5+/10, Total: 18/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4+