"Turley's 2014 Zinfandel Rattlesnake Ridge presents a more exuberant, racy side of Howell Mountain, along with a touch more aromatic presence as well. Sweet red cherry, plum, mint, cinnamon and pomegranate meld into the sensual, silky finish. This is an especially polished vintage for the Rattlesnake. -AG" –Oct 2015
"A plush version, offering an elegant, complex core, with aromas of wild flowers and raspberry leading to rich, supple flavors of plump cherry, licorice and smoky mineral. Drink now through 2026. 1,500 cases made." –Jun-16
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 in comparison to the valley floor. 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.
The wine ferments using only natural yeasts. It ages for approximately 15 months in 80% French oak and 20% American oak (80% used, 20% new).