Turley zinfandel rattlesnake

Zinfandel, Rattlesnake Ridge 2016

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:
2016
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
Zinfandel
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
95

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Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Organic
Estate:
Yes
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
1460

Reviews

  • "93-96 points. Another huge, massive Howell Mountain wine, the 2016 Zinfandel Rattlesnake Ridge is simply stunning. In 2016, the Rattlesnake is intensely mineral and savory, with huge tannins and bright, piercing acidity. Vibrant, powerful and explosive from start to finish, the 2016 is simply phenomenal. There is not much else to say, really." (vinous)
  • "90 points. Broad-shouldered and potent, with raspberry and garrigue aromas and sturdy currant, stony mineral and white pepper flavors that finish with taut tannins. Best after 2019. 1,460 cases made." (Wine Spectator)

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