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Cynthiana 2002

Cynthiana 2002 Wine Details

Description: Gold Medal & Best of Class-Illinois State Fair Bronze Medal-American Wine Society Commericial Wine Competition Bronze Medal-INDY International Wine Competiton A full-bodied, dry red wine. Bottled unfiltered. Nice legs and soft tannins. Allow to breathe before serving.

Varietal Definition
Known to be identical to the Norton grape.This american hybrid grape is found mainly in the warmer regions of the southeast U.S. Taste and aroma characteristics of the light red wine are said to include coffee and spicy flavors.
In 1835, Dr. Daniel Norton of Virginia developed this grape varietal that was originally known as the Virginia Seedling. Widely planted in the Midwest (where it is sometimes called Cynthiana), it has become a source of interest to East Coast vintners in recent years. It produces a dark, inky wine with flavors of plums and cherries. Horton Vineyards in Virginia is particularly interested in reviving the grape's reputation. In the South, look for Norton (or Cynthiana) from Moonrise Bay, Mountain Valley, Three Sisters, Tiger Mountain and Tennessee Valley.


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