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Sweet Owen Red

Sweet Owen Red Wine Details
Price: $12.99 per bottle

Description: This unique Kentucky Proud wine takes advantage of the remarkable qualities of the Norton grape to produce a delicious, spicy, zinfandel-like wine. It has a well oaked robust character and a slightly sweet dark candied fruit flavor that makes it a great wine for those learning to enjoy red wine and aficionados alike. It's bold and spicy character stands up well to strong cheeses and steak but it's unpretentious character makes it a great accompaniment to a juicy hamburger at your next tailgate party.

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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