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Locksley Norton

Locksley Reserve Norton Wine Details
Price: $35.00 per bottle

Description: After two years in the bottle, our ultimate flagship Norton has mellowed into an elegant wine, which is still big and earthy, with hints of peppery chocolate. Filled with concentrated spicy black fruits, it finishes long and is aging well.

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.
Earliest grape planted in 17th century in what is now the state of California. Thought to have arrived in the America's by Spanish conquistadores importation. Known to be identical with the Pais grape widely grown in Chile and thought to originate from the Monica grape of Spain and Sardinia.


Todd says...
This is a great strong wine. Nice aroma. strong fruity taste, and a smooth finish. Those who like a strong cabernet will love this wine. The oak is strong but not over powering.

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