The 2020 Norton Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel Select wine has a lively color, ruby red. This Norton Cabernet Sauvignon wine has a rich ripe fruit, plum, blackberry and raspberry aromas with hints of cassis. This Cabernet Sauvignon is elegant on the palate, good body, round and consistent. Firm structure, balanced tannins and persistent finish.
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.
90 Points Wine Spectator