Zinfandel, ‘Rattlesnake Ridge’, Turley
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.
Press & Reviews
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. 1,200 cases produced.
The 2017 Petite Syrah Rattlesnake Ridge is one of the most distinctive wines in the range. Then again, we are on Howell Mountain, where the wines are rich, deep and also intensely mineral. A whole host of crushed rock, graphite and savory notes are woven into the fabric of this distinctive, highly expressive Petite from Turley. In 2017, the Rattlesnake Ridge is not a huge wine, but it is endowed with tremendous personality and character.