There is something truly comforting about a wine that doesn't have a shy bone in its body. This blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah, and 5% Merlot is bold, fruit forward, and deliciously chewy with a mouth watering, fresh finish. Ready to drink right now with lean grilled meats or vegetables.
In 1999, Eric Flanagan finally made his love of wine official by purchasing 40 acres on Bennett Mountain and planting his first vineyard along with his family. Naturally, winemaking became a family affair as evidenced by his daughter Riley and her own brand, Riley's Rows, which is a Winestyr member favorite.
Riley Flanagan planted her first grapevine when she was just two years old with the help of her father, Eric. From that moment on, her desire to make wine has fueled her efforts to become a winemaker who "produces great wines, made with integrity, at an accessible price." The name, "Riley's Rows," is a heartfelt reference to the vines she planted with her father many years ago, and with her current releases, she is excited to share the first ever bottling of wine made from those very plants. We had the opportunity to meet Riley, and are beyond impressed with her command of the very difficult art of wine-making at a very young age. We expect her name to be a presence in the industry for a long time to come, and are proud to be a part of this stage in her journey.More from this winery
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