The Puzzle by Newton
From the Maker:
Newton’s iconic wine, Puzzle is a sophisticated and intriguing red blended from carefully selected parcels of the Newton Estate. This classic Bordeaux blend showcases the variety of soils and exposures of the terroir and is one of the wines that made the reputation of the Spring Mountain district.
A hallmark of our winery for 20 years, The Puzzle is a red blend produced with fruit exclusively sourced from our own Napa Valley hillside vineyards, featuring classic Bordeaux varieties. Historically sourced from our Spring Mountain Vineyard we now experiment with different varieties, styles, and techniques every year to ensure each vintage of Puzzle boasts a unique personality and exceptional drinkability. Since 2017, we have been utilizing small percentages of Cabernet Sauvignon from Mount Veeder and Yountville owned vineyards to the blend, which helped further develop the wine’s character and complexity.
About the Maker:
Newton was founded in 1977 by English businessman Peter Newton and his Chinese wife Su Hua. Peter Newton was already renowned as a pioneer of winemaking in the Napa Valley, having founded the Sterling Winery near Calistoga in the 1960s. The Newtons transformed one square mile of rolling hillside in Spring Mountain into one of the Napa Valley’s most prestigious estates, whose wines have graced the official dinners of several US presidents.
The Newton estate encompasses 170 acres of prime Napa Valley terroir, distributed over four separate, wholly owned vineyards: Spring Mountain, Yountville, Mount Veeder and Carneros.
Newton is renowned for producing wines that are uniquely characterful expressions of varietals emblematic of the Napa Valley, notably Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. Working patiently with nature, we are committed to precision viticulture and winemaking techniques yielding wines that are acclaimed for their balance, harmony and full, abundant flavors.