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Norton Wine Details
Price: $19.50 per bottle

Description: Classic Norton . . . dark and "inky" color, with spicy aromas of clove, followed by violets, mocha, and coffee. Grape and berry flavors are bound in a spicy and supple palate structure, with firm tannins and a full finish. Aging potential of this wine is 3 to 5 years, and can be enjoyed with a variety of foods including spicy Italian Pasta with meat sauce, or classic American grilled meats and vegetables.

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.
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.


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