Napa Valley, California
Rattlesnake Ridge is an estate-owned and certified organic vineyard. Located at the top of Howell Mountain at about 2600 feet, the vines see more sun here then they would on the valley floor; however, it is much colder due to the elevation, and can even snow in the winter. All combined, these factors make for a truly unique wine: bold, strong tannins and an acid backbone that can only come from Howell Mountain. -Winemaker's Notes
95pts - Wine Advocate
"From vines planted at an elevation of 2,400 feet, the 2017 Zinfandel Rattlesnake Ridge has a very deep ruby-black color and aromas of perfumed earth and crème de cassis with dense black fruit preserves at the core, plus charcuterie, meat and herbs hints. Full-bodied and huge in the mouth, with very dense, lush, ripe and perfumed black fruits, it has firm framing tannins and wonderful juicy acidity, finishing very long and layered."
"The 2017 Zinfandel Rattlesnake Ridge is marked by strong mineral and savory signatures. Lavender, sage, menthol, crushed rocks and grilled herbs infuse the Rattlesnake with tremendous nuance and flavor intensity. Readers will have to be patient. The imposing tannins need time to soften. Powerful and dramatic in the glass, the Rattlesnake is hugely promising today, not to mention a wine of tremendous character."