2010 Bodegas Norton Cabernet Barrel Select
currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak and vanilla
currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar and cigar box
"Deep red ruby. Aromas of blackberries and red peppers, with notes of eucalyptus and cinnamon. Elegant on the palate, good body, round and consistent. Barrel Select is a collection has been aged in French oak barrels and then additionally in bottles before release. The superb balance between grape and oak results in a firm structure, rich color and aroma, and a delicate finish." -Winery
"In 1895, Edmund James Palmer Norton first set eyes on Mendoza countryside during the construction of a train line that joined Mendoza and Chile. Very impressed by the terroir, he founded Bodega Norton, south of the Mendoza River, with a plantation of vines imported from France."
"In 1985, the Austrian businessman Gernot Langes-Swarovski bought Bodega Norton after sensing the great potential of Argentina to influence the world scene. Struck by the beauty of the area and the optimal conditions for growing grapes, he chose Bodega Norton because it was the only traditional winery surrounded by its own vineyard."
"Gernot Langes-Swarovski's son, Michael Halstrick, initiated a new phase, aided by significant investments, modernization and growth, that would prepare them for their big international expansion. During the 90's Bodega Norton started exporting high quality wines, becoming one of the first wineries to develop export markets." -Winery