| Wine Spectator 90 points (Jul 31 2015)
Shows a complex, creamy, spicy nutmeg edge to the ripe fig, melon and subtle butterscotch notes, turning pithy and tannic, with a dash of anise. Drink now through 2020. 11,000 cases made.-JL
Wine Advocate 94 points (Oct 2014)
Newton’s 2012 Chardonnay Unfiltered exhibits lots of honeysuckle, tropical fruit and marmalade, good minerality and excellent acidity that buttresses and provides uplift to the full-bodied, lavish, extravagant nature of this Chardonnay. As this wine ages, it will undoubtedly take on more Burgundy, Batard-Montrachet-like characteristics, but it is hard to resist young (which I know from personal experience). Enjoy it over the next 6-10+ years.