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Pursuit of Happiness

Pursuit of Happiness Wine Details

Description: A deep dark red wine made from Norton grapes and blackberries. Excellent paired with dark chocolate. Enjoy by itself, or as a nip with dessert. Serve chilled. Pursuit of Happiness won a gold medal at the 2012 Mid American Wine Competition and a bronze medal in the 2012 Tasters Guild International Wine Competition.

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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