The 2017 Estate Bottled Norton by Augusta Winery pours a beautiful burgundy glass full of dry red wine. The rich bouquet is that of raspberry and black cherry with aromatic hints of vanilla and cigar. The full body consists of cassis and black cherry with jammy overtones and is similar in style to a Cabernet, yet has the spiciness of a Zinfandel. A lingering finish leaves hints of spice, dark chocolate and raspberry on the palate. This vintage is excellent with steak, duck, stews and rich cheeses.
Augusta Winery, 5601 High St., Augusta, Missouri, augustawinery.com