A single square mile of hillside gave Newton Vineyards its start. Now, a sight to be seen, the 560-acres sit at varying heights ranging from 500 to 1600 feet above sea level. One-fifth of the total land is further separated into the three appellations, while the remaining land is left to the indigenous wildlife and native forests. Each block of vineyard reflects distinct soil types, sun exposures, and individual microclimates. Developing a balance of sustainability and production proved an easy feat for Newton; each vineyard is set amongst the native vegetation to preserve the hillside ecosystem.
The largest of the appellations, Yountville, sits on 118 acres offering plush fruits with a middle palate and deep, dark characteristics. In 2014, the harvest came from only three blocks with vines averaging 18-years-old. After being hand picked, hard sorted, and further inspected for quality, the fruits were fermented in French oak barrels for 12 months, then blended, and returned to the barrels to finish maturing. The final result produced only 740 cases of an intense, fruit-heavy Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014 Yountville. With a precise blend of rich flavors rounded by dark chocolate, Satsuma plums, and crème de cassis, the layers of complexity leave people begging for one more glass.