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Description: This full-bodied, dry red showcases the unique characteristics of Norton, the state grape in Missouri. A bouquet of violet and spicy earth tones with rich fruit flavors linger through a light tannin 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.


Melanie says...
This is a good Norton wine, with cherry flavors and a mildly spicy and smooth finish.

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