Mount Peak Rattlesnake Zinfandel 2016 - The Grape Tray
Mount Peak Rattlesnake Zinfandel 2016
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Mount Peak Rattlesnake Zinfandel 2016

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750ml
$34.99

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Winemaker Notes:

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.

Grapes for the 2016 Rattlesnake Zinfandel were primarily selected from Monte Rosso Vineyard (86%) including the Rattlesnake block. Full-bodied with a spicy frame, this Zinfandel boasts rich aromatics and explosive dark fruit notes. Ripe black raspberry, blueberry, cedar and earth are balanced and seamlessly interwoven throughout the mid-palate.

Wine Advocate
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The 2016 Zinfandel Rattlesnake contains 10% Petite Sirah and was aged in new French (41%) and American (7%) oak barrels for 14 months. Medium garnet-purple colored, it leaps forth with baked raspberries, kirsch and blackberry pie notes pus nuances of dusty soil, cinnamon stick, dried roses and oolong tea with a hint of spearmint. Full-bodied, rich and spicy in the mouth, it has a plush texture and fantastic freshness, finishing with a minty lift. 4,200 cases produced.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, January 31, 2019
Wine Spectator
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Gutsy yet polished, with deep blackberry, espresso and smoky cracked pepper flavors that take on richness on the finish. Drink now through 2026. 4,200 cases made.

Tim Fish, September 30, 2019
James Suckling
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Redcurrants, fresh thyme, sage and red licorice. Medium body, juicy tannins, plenty of sweet berries and a round finish. Some good firmness to the tannins adds to the definition.

February 2019