Turley zinfandel rattlesnake

Zinfandel, Rattlesnake Ridge 2015

Turley Wine Cellars

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.

Country:
USA
Region:
Napa Valley
Appellation/ava:
Howell Mountain
Vineyard designation:
Rattlesnake Ridge
Vintage:
2015
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
Zinfandel
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
93

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Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Organic
Estate:
Yes
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
1500

Reviews

  • "93 points. Plump and supple, with a rich and ripe core, offering notes of berry cobbler, toasted spice and licorice that glide across the finish. Drink now through 2022. 1,500 cases made." (Wine Spectator)
  • "90-93 points. The 2015 Zinfandel Rattlesnake Ridge is the deepest and most powerful of Turley's three Howell Mountain Zinfandels. Today, the huge tannins and imposing dark fruit are still integrating. Attractive mineral/savory notes add to the wine's distinctive character. I expect the 2015 will need at least a few years to be at its best." (vinous)

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