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Felony Red

Felony Red Wine Details

Description: A dry red wine made from Norton and Chambourcin grapes. Its bold personality has made it a customer favorite. Good with steak, cheese, and Beethoven’s 5th. Serve at 55 degrees. Gold medal winner at the 2012 Mid American Wine Competition and silver medal winner at the 2012 Tasters Guild International Wine Competition.

Varietal Definition
A french-american hybrid used to make red wines with fruity flavors and some herbaceousness. Grown in the cooler regions of Eastern U.S. and Canada. Decreasing acreages also found in Europe; due to stringent European Union rules these varieties cannot be blended with traditional varieties.
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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