Meramec Vineyards Norton
Vertical Tasting Notes

What is a vertical tasting?
A vertical wine tasting is surveying wines based on vintage years and is a nifty way of experiencing just how unique every year can be in the world of wine.

A vertical tasting is conducted by tasting one wine varietal (type of grape) from the same producer (that’s us – Meramec Vineyards) from several vintages. (A wine’s vintage refers to the year that the wine’s grapes were harvested.)  You will get a better feel for a particular winery’s varietal style and composition with this type of tasting. You can also see how unique weather patterns may affect the grapes from one year to the next.

Here are some vintages of our Norton available currently.


Norton ’07

We set aside a pallet of this vintage and released it August, 2017 – ten years (and a couple months) after it was harvested.  We were intrigued to see how Norton aged.

The color is brick red.  There is a musty earthiness to the wine.  It is very mellow. Rich.

Norton ’16

Smooth Norton, aged in oak for 12 months.

Norton ’17
Fruit forward example of Norton grape. Never aged. Complex with clove finish.


Norton wine and food pairings link:

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