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Norton Wine Details
Price: $15.00 per bottle

Description: The native Virginia grape that makes a hearty dry wine lacking the musty flavors found in most native American grapes. Offering a dark red color with spicy, raspberry and cherry aromas. Hints of coffee and bittersweet chocolate make this wine a natural with beef, lamb, red-sauced pasta and strong-flavored cheeses, such as aged cheddar and

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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