Norton Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel Select 2020 750ml
90 Points - Wine Spectator
The Barrel Select Line expresses both the fruit attributes, such as freshness and sweetness, along with the smoky influences of oak, which add to the wine’s complexity. This is accomplished by aging a portion of the wine in French oak barrels and then blending with wines aged in stainless steel. As a result, a delicate balance between fruit and oak is obtained, in which the scents and flavors of each blend are combined with the oak’s toasted notes. 50% of the Cabernet Sauvignon is aged in French oak before blending.
Notes: Deep red ruby. Aromas of blackberries and red peppers, with notes of eucalyptus and cinnamon. Elegant on the palate, good body, round and consistent
Appellation: Mendoza, Argentina
- Blend of oaked and unoaked wine perfectly balances fruit and oak influences.
- Aging in oak lends slight smoky characteristics to the finished wine.
- Grown in high-altitude vineyards over 4,000 feet above sea level.