Newton Introduces a New Range of Single Vineyard Cabernets
St. Helena, California, March 7, 2017 Newton encompasses 170 acres of prime Napa Valley terroir, stretching over the Spring Mountain District, Yountville and Mount Veeder appellations. For nearly forty years, the estate has produced wines that are characterful expressions of the Napa Valley’s emblematic varietals, notably Cabernet Sauvignon.
In 2012, Newton decided to refocus on Cabernet and embarked on a comprehensive replanting program in the 35-year old Spring Mountain vineyard. At the same time, the estate started to fully utilize the exceptional fruit resources of its Yountville and Mount Veeder properties. The three vineyards best fruit parcels were previously used in The Puzzle, Newton’s signature red blend.
When assessing The Puzzle blend for the 2014 vintage, the distinctiveness of the best parcels was such that it became clear to Robert Mann – the estate’s Winemaker and Director – that they should be bottled as three single vineyard wines, revealing the individual characteristics of their respective sites. Mann did not originally have the intention to bottle these wines as single vineyards, but he did ferment them separately and the outcome was not totally unexpected. “In a way I was trying to unmake the wines, and put the focus back on the vineyards. When we took that approach, my team and I saw the quality and distinctiveness of each wine and there was no question we would not blend, we had to release something new to best express the potential of each vineyard” said Mann.
SPRING MOUNTAIN CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Spring Mountain, the historical Newton vineyard where the winery makes its home is characterized by an intricate patchwork of plots, a complex combination of both sedimentary and volcanic origins, perfectly suited to the Cabernet Sauvignon.
The 2014 Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon shows restrained power and complexity. The wine is richly textured with fine gravelly tannins.
Cases produced: 617
YOUNTVILLE CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Newton’s hillside vineyard, established in 1973 on the lower slopes and foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains, is unique in the combination of fertile alluvial valley floor and rocky lean hillside soils.
The 2014 Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon is a truly classic Napa Cabernet revealing opulent dark fruits and a fine and velvety structure.
Cases produced: 740
MOUNT VEEDER CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Located in the Mayacamas Mountains on the Western edge of the Napa Valley, Mount Veeder is a rugged mountain vineyard.
The 2014 Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon is a vibrant, rich and intense wine defined by its fine, linear, graphite like tannins.
Cases produced: 950
SRP: $190 per bottle. Available at newtonvineyard.com and select retailers.
ABOUT ROB MANN
Winemaker Robert Mann took the helm of Newton Vineyard as estate
director in July 2014.Born into a family with a strong appreciation of wine, Robert is the grandson of Jack Mann MBE – a legendary innovator and character in the Australian wine industry. Rob shares his grandfather’s love of cricket, passion for wild mushroom foraging, and belief that “cabernet sauvignon is the only variety that would be tolerated in heaven.”
From 2005 to 2014, Robert was senior winemaker and estate director
of Cape Mentelle. During his tenure at Cape Mentelle he became widely recognized for his winemaking excellence especially with Cabernet Sauvignon and was twice awarded Producer of the Year as well as Winemaker of the Year by the prestigious West Australian Wine Guide.
Robert is no stranger to Napa as he was the harvest chief winemaker with Newton Vineyard for the 2007 vintage.
Newton has been making wines ever since the English businessman Peter Newton and his Chinese wife Su Hua purchased a square mile of rolling hillside in Spring Mountain in 1977, which they then converted into one of the most prestigious estates in the Napa Valley.
Newton Vineyard belongs to the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton group.
For more information please visit: www.newtonvineyard.com