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Route 66 Red Cynthiana/Norton

Route 66 Red (Cynthiana/Norton) Wine Details
Price: $15.00 per bottle

Description: (Full bodied, ruby red, unique) A native American grape from Missouri and Arkansas, Cynthiana/Norton - once a staple of American winemaking - is becoming well-known once again to wineries and wine lovers. A full bodied, dry ruby red wine, it pairs well with red or smoked meat and wild game.

Varietal Definition
Known to be identical to the Norton grape.This american hybrid grape is found mainly in the warmer regions of the southeast U.S. Taste and aroma characteristics of the light red wine are said to include coffee and spicy flavors.
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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