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Estate Bottled Norton

Estate Bottled Norton Wine Details
Price: $16.00 per bottle

Description: A robust red, complex and deeply colored. This full bodied Norton blended with our French varietals, has firm tannins, concentrated flavors of cherry and raisins, with layers of pepper and earth and a long finish.

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.


melanie says...
The norton grape along with the dancing fairy decor draws you to the bottle, yet disappointed following the first taste. A harsh after taste lingers as does the stain on the teeth

Todd says...
I don't know what Melanie istalking about since we shared the same bottle. She must have been drinking something else. This is a very good wine, maye aittle young, so makesure it breathes before trying. It has a great fruit aroma and a smooth finish. A good buy if you can't afford their Locksley Reserve Norton.

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