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Doe Mountain Red

Doe Mountain Red Wine Details

Description: Doe Mountain sits in the heart of Johnson County and comprises some 8600 acres at an elevation of 3816 feet. Our Doe Mountain Red is a big wine named after this big mountain! This is an intense full-bodied wine made from the Cynthiana grape. The Cynthiana is often called, "the Cabernet of the Ozarks". It is a great substitute for Cabernet Savignon.

Varietal Definition
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.
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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