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2006 Norton

2006 Norton Reserve Wine Details

Description: Made from Missouri grapes, Norton is a grape unusually high in antioxidants and resveratrol. Norton is the state grape of Missouri and is considered the “Cabernet of the Ozarks.” This is a complex wine fermented and aged in Missouri oak barrels for six months. It is a dry, elegant red wine perfect for pairing with red meats or pasta entrees with a tomato sauce.

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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