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2016 North Forty Red

2016 North Forty Red
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Red Wine Blend
Appellation
California
Harvest Date
Sept. - Oct. , 2016
Sugar
Avg. Brix at Harvest 26.0
Acid
5.59 g/L
pH
3.54
Aging
New and Used French and American Oak
Fermentation
Stainless Steel
Bottling Date
First Bottling January 2, 2018
Residual Sugar
NA
Alcohol %
13.5
Wine Enthusiast
89
Wine Profile
Production Notes
The fruit for our 2016 North Forty Red was harvested between Sept. - Oct. 2016 with an average Brix of 26.0. After 7-9 days of fermentation on the skins, the resulting wine was pressed and finished fermentation in Stainless Steel tanks. The wine was then aged on new and used French Oak for approximately 6 months.
Winemaker Notes
The 2016 North Forty Red is creamy and dense with highly pigmented purple in hue with a depth of color. Aromatically the wine displays substantial dark berry fruit, accompanied by mocha, and a modicum of vanilla. Similar to the 2014 the 2016 has flavors of black raspberry and blackberry are commingled with dark chocolate which is contributed from aging on French Oak. The blend for our 2016 North Forty Red includes 33% Petite Sirah, 29% Petit Verdot, 15% Tannat, 14% Zinfandel and 9% Barbera.
Product Reviews
Stefan Sjöström's Gravatar
Stefan Sjöström
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(Jun 25, 2018 at 12:43 AM)
It is a fantastic wine, one of the best ever tasted!

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