Horton Vineyards

Orange County Norton

8.639 ratings
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Orange County, Central Region, Virginia, USA
Norton
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Jeannine Meadowcroft

the wine was slightly tannic, light enough for summer. 6/10

the wine was slightly tannic, light enough for summer. 6/10

1 person found it helpfulJul 16th, 2012
ESF
9.0

Lovely example of the variety, not as wild & savage as some VA Norton, yet still plenty of flavor w/an elegant presentation. Great stuffing, balance & style.

Lovely example of the variety, not as wild & savage as some VA Norton, yet still plenty of flavor w/an elegant presentation. Great stuffing, balance & style.

Apr 9th, 2022
CookDrinkFeast

This wine has #junkinthetrunk. It is round and full-bodied to stand up to meat dishes. This is a perennial favorite of mine.

This wine has #junkinthetrunk. It is round and full-bodied to stand up to meat dishes. This is a perennial favorite of mine.

May 15th, 2019
Bob Yoon

Pretty ok. A little tart, almost like Concord grape juice but dry. Not my favorite Norton.

Pretty ok. A little tart, almost like Concord grape juice but dry. Not my favorite Norton.

Jan 24th, 2019
ESF
9.0

Can't get enough of this wine! Norton is very popular in. Virginia state and shows like Cabernet Franc's crazy brother: spicier, audacious herbaceousness, gorgeous cherry fruit w/lip smacking acidity and all for $15...

Can't get enough of this wine! Norton is very popular in. Virginia state and shows like Cabernet Franc's crazy brother: spicier, audacious herbaceousness, gorgeous cherry fruit w/lip smacking acidity and all for $15...

Sep 5th, 2017
ESF
9.0

Fantastic! Great concentration & depth of flavor- has great expressions of red fruit & wild herbaceous/medicinal notes, intriguing interplay between tannin & acid. Great length smooth continued to show complex aromas: pepper, vanilla, and some Earth

Fantastic! Great concentration & depth of flavor- has great expressions of red fruit & wild herbaceous/medicinal notes, intriguing interplay between tannin & acid. Great length smooth continued to show complex aromas: pepper, vanilla, and some Earth

Jul 20th, 2017
M&TPetty

Favorite except for a 2015 bottle we had to throw out. 😪

Favorite except for a 2015 bottle we had to throw out. 😪

Mar 12th, 2017
Seth Kaplan

Just opened a bottle of 2002 and lets just say, drink it now! Was rich and full of deep wonderful fruit. There isn't even an option for 2002 vintage on this site. What gives?

Just opened a bottle of 2002 and lets just say, drink it now! Was rich and full of deep wonderful fruit. There isn't even an option for 2002 vintage on this site. What gives?

Jan 8th, 2017
Alexander W

Nice color. Pretty acidic however.

Nice color. Pretty acidic however.

Oct 19th, 2016
John Suozzi

We are so pleased to welcome Horton Norton back to our table. This was a young, 2014 Norton, and given about 30 minutes to open up, it really was lovely. Fruit up front, gorgeous color, plum and tart cherry flavor. Wow. Was AMAZING with a beef and butternut squash stew.

We are so pleased to welcome Horton Norton back to our table. This was a young, 2014 Norton, and given about 30 minutes to open up, it really was lovely. Fruit up front, gorgeous color, plum and tart cherry flavor. Wow. Was AMAZING with a beef and butternut squash stew.

Jan 31st, 2016