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French Oak Norton

French Oak Norton Reserve Wine Details
Price: $23.99 per bottle

Description: This Norton wine was aged over 3 years in French Oak, which infused a nice vanilla toast, but still has characteristics of a Norton, with tannic flavors, a hint of cherry or fruitiness. Nice smooth finish, and will do very well if laid down for years.

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.


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