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Norton Wine Details
Price: $19.99 per bottle

Description: Full-bodied and aged 18 months in American oak barrels. Bold aromas and flavors of black cherry, blackberry and hints of black pepper and spice. It is aged 18 months in American oak barrels to give it the right oak flavors.

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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