91pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2015 Zinfandel Rattlesnake is medium to deep garnet-purple colored with a nose of raspberry preserves, fruitcake and blackberry pie with hints of Indian spices and tilled soil plus a waft of tree bark. Full, rich and balsamic in the mouth with firm, chewy tannins and a lively acid line, it finishes long and spicy. 5,100 cases produced.
91pts Wine Spectator
Expressive and floral huckleberry aromas lead to zesty, well-structured black cherry, smoky sweet anise and pepper flavors. Drink now through 2023. 10,200 cases made.
Rattlesnake Zinfandel is a tribute to the crest called Rattlesnake Hill, the highest point of the Monte Rosso Vineyard. It’s famous for the rattlesnakes living among the vines, seeking the abundant sunshine by day and coiling around and inside the vines at nightfall. This Zinfandel is rich, textured and inky dark with an alluring juicy quality. It’s layered with robust and ripe fruit tones including plum, black cherry and blueberry tied together with black pepper, licorice and cocoa dust. The luscious, lasting finish adds spice and vanilla to frame the fruit.
Blend : 91% Zinfandel, 9% Petite Sirah