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Illinois Cellars Norton

Illinois Cellars Norton Wine Details
Price: $5.99 per bottle

Description: Illinois Cellars Norton is a wine made from "America's First Red Wine Grape", grown entirely in our vineyards in Carrollton. This Norton is designed as a dinner wine to accompany a wide range of cuisine and is bursting with flavors of cherries, blackberries and cedar.

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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