Common synonyms: Cynthiana, Norton, Norton's Seedling, Norton's Virginia, Norton's Virginia Seedling, Red River, Virginia Seedling

Parentage of the grape: Norton is a hybrid between Vitis aestivalis and Vitis labrusca linne

History of the grape: Norton was first created in the experimental garden of the eccentric Dr. Daniel Norton in 1820s Richmond, VA. His intention was to produce a truly American grape variety that could withstand harsh climates while producing palatable wine. In this, he succeeded where everyone from the Jamestown colonists to Thomas Jefferson failed. Having been picked up by an important seed catalog, the grape made its way west to Missouri, where German immigrants adopted it and began producing quality wine from it. In 1873, with France still suffering from the devastating Phylloxera epidemic, they created a wine that won a gold medal at a major international exhibition. It seemed the grape’s future was bright, but then, with the onset of prohibition, those Read more »

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  • Interesting tasting DV. You were pretty much all over with the Cabs which I ... say, John Wayne or Edward Norton. With big John, you always knew what you were getting whether he was a cowboy, a marine, or a visitor to Ireland. With Ed Norton you get whatever that character is. So a grape like Syrah is almost impossible to pin down. It can be l... Read More

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  • On Saturday afternoon, Zufrieden and I went to a fellow wine aficionado's place for a cabernet sauvignon (at least 80%) blind tasting. Zuf decanted and brought a 2014 Boekenhoutskloof "Stellenbosch" (92% cs, 8% cab franc).I decanted and brought a 2012 Quilceda Creek "CVR" (83% cs, 11% merlot, 4% cf, 1% pv, 1% malbec)  and I brought a 2008 Stormy... Read More

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  • Lately I've been interested in learning more about CA regions other than Napa. So I've been tasting quite a bit from producers that don't find their way out east, where it's often easier to get wine from Europe than from the US, at least in NYC.First, I have to give a huge shout out to Bryan Harrington. He's gone around the state and found reall... Read More

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  • 2 days after Thanksgiving - How many are still eating leftovers - I am and am ... ... a totally enjoyable 2012 Norton Reserve Malbec. The 1st pour was dynamic with large notes of violets, pansy, blackberry, earth and leather jumping out of the glass. Following to the palate added dark plum and cocoa notes gave extra complexity. The tannins wer... Read More

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  • A Norton wine in Kentucky has become my new favorite, Night Heron from Harkness Edwards Vineyards. Unfortunately, the winery which was in an old tobacco barn was recently struck by lightning, burnt to the ground and 2 years worth of inventory was lost. Now I am trying to find a similar wine. It is full and round and earthy and very smooth. Any s...

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  • Question...can anyone recommend cheeses to pair with Norton? I am having a bing release party for our first vintage, the 2010 Norton. HELP!

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  • I recently tasted your Privada 2007 and loved it. Can I order direct from your vinevard? If so, can you send me a price list and instructions. Thanks

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