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Norton Wine Details
Price: $11.50 per bottle

Description: A dry heavy bodied red wine, aged in oak for 13 months. We have currently sold all of our 2001 Norton. Our 2002 Norton grapes froze on the vine in a late spring freeze. Thus, our next 2003 harvest of Norton will not be available until 2005 as we keep it in oak barrels for over a year.

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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