Horton, it must be said, is still the king of Norton. It seems every year I am lucky enough to try a Horton. And I am rarely disappointed. I love their Viognier. And I love their Touriga Nacional. But they are fmous for replanting and bringing back in a big way Norton. From what I have been able to gather the Tower Series is available only through Total Wine, which is where I got my bottle. Sounds like a special labeling/bottling for a large customer.
Their Norton is of a dark, rich color. It has an intensely fruity aroma - plums and tart cherries come through as promised. Ageing in oak for 14 months has given this wine a long, flavorful, spicy finish. A very nice, and unique wine.