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Norton

Norton Wine Details
Price: $17.00 per bottle

Description: Silver Medal Winner 2009 VA Gov Cup, Grand Harvest and Eastern Intl Wine Comp; Bronze – San Francisco Intl Comp 2009 100% Virginia Norton!! A deep ruby color glows as notes of boysenberry and licorice begin yet another award-winning vintage. Aromas of cranberries and spice underline a wonderful earthiness. With flavors of dark berries and a long tannic finish, this Norton will NOT disappoint!!!

Varietal Definition
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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