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Cynthiana Wine Details
Price: $12.95 per bottle

Description: (The Missouri state grape) A full-bodied dry red., rich & spicy . You will enjoy it's pronounced berry flavors. Aged with French Oak, medium toast.

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.


Todd says...
This wine is another example that proves that Missouri wineries produce the best Cynthiana\Norton. This is a full-bodied, dry wine with an excellent berry nose and taste. The finish is extremely smooth with light tannins. If your tired of cabs, try this instead.

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