Flanagan Riley's Rows Rose 2018
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The 2018 Riley's Rows Rosé was sourced from a small Syrah vineyard in Bennett Valley. The wine has a bright nose of wild strawberries and ripe citrus. The palate reveals notes of Chanterais Melon and Blood Orange. My goal with this wine was to make a true Provencal style Rosé. So, I started with cool climate Syrah and harvested it at 22 ̊ Brix to keep the freshness and the bight acidity. We pressed the wine off skins right when it arrived at the winery and fermented it dry. Most New World Rosé is made as an afterthought from tank bleed (saignée style) that would normally be thrown out. This wine shows how good Rosé can be when it is made intentionally from high quality fruit. My 2018 Riley's Rows Rosé is delightful on its own but has the character and depth of flavor to pair with food.