Vineyard: Ricetti Vineyard
AVA: Redwood Valley, Mendocino, CA
“The same thing” is similar to 2018’s “home and you” carignan, but a year older and wiser. Whereas 2018 saw a full week of semi-carbonic maceration, in 2019 this carignan was semi-carbonic for only two days, then foot crushed and left on skins for the majority of its fermentation. More time on crushed skins cuts the carbonic pop, making “the same thing” fuller and darker than her predecessor. As fermentation slowed, the fruit was basket pressed to stainless steel until fully dry, then aged for 6 months in neutral oak barrels.
Indigenous yeast fermentation. No added sulfur, no other additions, unfined and unfiltered.