This wine expresses the vintage with black pepper, cedar, boysenberry and bramble aromas. On the palate, it bursts with red and purple fruit flavors, including cherries, plum and cassis. Hints of vanilla and spice mark the lingering finish.
Serving this wine with a meal is foolproof. It will taste great with a wide range of dishes, from rosemary-infused pork tenderloin and portobello burgers topped with aged gouda to chile verde and pot roast cooked in red wine and tomatoes.
A tasty blend of 53% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petite Verdot, 4% Syrah, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec, Newton's "Red Label" Claret offers a wonderful mesh of woodsy aromas and dark fruit, cedar, vanilla and spice box flavors. Long and elegant on the finish, it's a great Bordeaux-style blend for an excellent price.