Newton Unfiltered Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
Solidly built, featuring a core of plum and blackberry notes, threaded with mesquite, mineral and savory hints. The finish shows a twinge of the rustic tannins that mark many 2017s, but ample fruit keeps them well-absorbed. Best from 2021 through 2029. 4,621 cases made.
This is a well-made, nicely priced wine that overdelivers on its price point, providing earthy truffle, pencil shavings and cedar characteristics. Classically styled, balanced and elegant, it is savory, firm in tannin and nuanced in oak, with lasting notes of currant and cassis.
The entry-level Cabernet, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Unfiltered has a deep purple color as well as solid blackcurrant, tobacco, gravelly earth, and mineral aromas and flavors. Drink this medium-bodied, chewy, yet nicely put together, balanced effort over the coming decade.