Riley's Rows 3x3 Red Blend

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2017 Riley’s Rows 3 x 3 displays a nose of ripe plum and Bing cherries with a hint of cocoa. The palate opens with ripe red berries. The mid-palate offers a delicious melange of blackberry, ranier cherry, and nutmeg. The wine has a long finish, very balanced acidity, and soft tannins.

The 2017 Riley’s Rows “Three by Three” Proprietary Red Blend North Coast, is a great wine from some of our favorite North Coast vineyard sites. The Merlot is from our Brandt ranch in Lake County…which, is one of the best vineyards in Lake County. The Cabernet and Syrah are both from great Sonoma County sites.

Production Notes
The barrel program was comprised of 20% new barrels and 60% once used barrels…all from French coopers. The wine was in barrel for 14 months. The wine is approachable now but will age nicely for many years to come!

Winemaker Notes
The blend in 2017 is Merlot (29%), Syrah (35%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (36%).

Production
355 cases

$34.00

Made from a blend of merlot, syrah, and cabernet, my 3×3 blend is my go to for a night in. The merlot is the body of the wine and gives it red fruit notes and approachability. The syrah is the energy, lending the blend black pepper and intensity. The cab gives the wine a backbone and structure. The result is a balanced combination that is really fun to cook with and delicious on its own. Current vintage is 2017.

Production notes: 2016, 2017

 

 

Additional information

Weight .5 lbs