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Norton Wine Details
Price: $13.00 per bottle

Description: Robust, full-bodied, dry red wine. Intense flavors & aromas that play joyfully on the palate.

Varietal Definition
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.


Todd says...
Excellent first vintage from a muscadine-influenced winery. This wine is extremely smooth for such a heavy wine. It is slightly spicy with a full fruit taste, a great nose, and a very smooth finish. This Norton compares favorably to those made in Virginia and Missouri.

Monica says...
Excellent full-bodied red wine. Full of flavor without any tartness; surprising for such a young wine. Great buy.

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