- 2046 Waller Rd.
Nathalie, VA 24577
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Wine: Winery: Ambiance: Sep 05, 2011
Norton Wine Review: Marshall Molliver and Diane Huff obtained their new 135 acre setting near Nathalia, VA in 2001 and planted out approximately 10 of these acres in grapes. Today they are already bottling at Molliver Vineyards & Winery a Riesling, Vidal Blanc, Chardonnay, Traminette, Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Franc, Chambourcin and two variations of a 2009 Norton wine. Before tackling their Norton wines, I was offered their most popular red, a 2008 Cabernet Franc which was not terribly complex, but appreciably smooth. This was followed by a Chambourcin with great lingering floral aromas not carrying through in the actual tasting. Then came their 2008 Black & Green Top Nortons. The Green Top Norton was made from fully fermented grapes with the skins on. The Black Top was processed half pressed and half with skins on and later combined. For whatever the reason, the Black Top Norton taste held up better with little tasting decay and had a considerably milder, yet Norton like, taste. This was fun to compare at the same time two processes from the same year grapes. This Black Top Norton was mild enough to drink now and I’m not so sure it will appreciably mature by storing. I look forward to sharing this wine with friends.
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