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Original CYN

Original CYN Wine Details
Price: $13.99 per bottle

Description: This rustic varietal - "the quintessential North American wine grape," according to world-renowned viticulturist Richard Smart - has repeatedly won rave reviews from red wine lovers. The toasty, spicy influence of Missouri oak barrels nicely balances the black cherry character of the grape. BRONZE MEDAL at the 2005 San Francisco International Wine Competition.

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.
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.


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