2020 North Forty Red
Red Wine Blend
Sept. - Oct. 2020
French and American Oak
The 2020 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 previous vintages, the 2020 has flavors of black raspberry and blackberry are commingled with dark chocolate which is contributed from aging on French Oak.
The fruit for our 2020 North Forty Red was harvested between Sept. - Oct. 2020 with an average Brix of 25.6. 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. The blend for our 2020 North Forty Red includes 27% Petite Sirah, 25% Petit Verdot, 25% Teroldego and 23% Tannat.