Mount Peak Rattlesnake Zinfandel 2016
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Mt. Veeder|
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.
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.
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.