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Sweet Cynthiana · Los Pinos Vineyards

Sweet Cynthiana · Los Pinos Vineyards Wine Details
Price: $12.00 per bottle

Description: Some have claimed that our Cynthiana is the beauty elixir of wine, since it seems to soften small imperfections. Our 80 year old stomping girl shown on the label tends to agree. This red is soft, sweet, and very friendly to all who treasure her fruit. Do not resist her invitation to live, love, and laugh with ardor!

Varietal Definition
Cynthiana:
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.
Norton:
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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