Riley's Rows "Three by Three" Proprietary Red Blend North Coast, is an awesome reflection of some of our favorite North Coast vineyard sites. A blend of Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. It is a delicious cuvee with great balance between fruit, tannin, and acidity. 355 cases produced
14 months in 100% French Oak barrels, 20% new French oak
100% open top fermenters
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, rainer 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.
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!
The blend in 2017 is Merlot (29%), Syrah (35%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (36%).