All WineRedSS24 • Library Release: Ricetti Carignan 2021

Library Release: Ricetti Carignan 2021

100% Carignan · Redwood Valley · 534 cases

California's answer to Cru Beaujolais. A soft tannin and stimulating acidity rise to meet this deeply fruited, social wine. The dry-farmed Carignan from this historic site carries whispers of a moonlit blackberry harvest with a warming cup of cinnamon tea.

750 ml, 12.5% ABV

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Enjoy With

The comfort of companionship. Roasted beets & fennel, sausage & polenta, chicken & wild rice, catching up & slowing down. Drink now if you're leaning towards rich dishes, or age for 1-2 years for a more relaxed structure.

Drink When

You’re writing birthday cards, savoring a scrapbook, and finding the mementos you left in the pockets of your warmer weather wardrobe. 

Martha's Notes

The Ricetti family planted this plot in the 1940s and through the ups and downs over many decades (and especially over the last few years), the fact that these 75-year-old head-trained Carignan vines continue to persevere—and shine!—is remarkable and again highlights just how hard farming is. A late frost in 2020 severely limited the 2021 yield from this vineyard and made harvesting feel more like a multiple-day scavenger hunt (some vines produced ample fruit, some not at all), but you wouldn’t guess that from how balanced this wine is today. Carignan holds a special place in our portfolio as one of California’s shining underdog varietals . Each time we sit down to drink this wine as a team we’re steeped in gratitude for our home.


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100% Carignan


Carignan from Ricetti Vineyard, Redwood Valley, Mendocino County; planted in 1948; head trained, dry farmed (non-irrigated), practicing organic vineyard; gravelly loam soils.

Vinification Notes:

Whole clusters (stems intact) of Carignan fermented in stainless steel. A mixture of punchdowns and pumpovers were used to gently extract tannin. Pressed prior to dryness and aged in neutral oak barrique for 9 months. Unfined. Unfiltered. Sediment expected.

Serving Temp:

Cellar // 55-60°F // 13-16°C // This bottle should be cold to the touch, but not frosty.

At Bottling:

(February 2022): 12.5% alc/vol · Free SO2 8 mg/L, Total SO2 41 mg/L · All wines are vegan

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