Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.
Fruity nose of mint, cherries, blueberries, dried figs, raisins, spices, eucalyptus, cloves, coffee, chocolates, tobacco, peppermint, licorice and black pepper.
Full-bodied with high acidity and great legs.
Sweet on the palate with blueberries, sweet cherries, black currants, spices, licorice, oak, mint, earth, leather, pencil lead and peppercorn.
Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a nice surprise. A great Vintage Port, made out of Zinfandel grapes from California.
Well-balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. Feels like a red Zinfandel, but sweet. Good all by itself, as a dessert.
Good right out of the bottle and better after 30 minutes of airtime, when nice tannins come in to play. I really enjoyed the tannins and the mouthfeel on this port. Very unique.
I paired it with sweet desserts.
Aged for 18 months in neutral American oak barrels.
18% alcohol by volume.
$19. — 9 days ago
One bottle was off so had to open another one. Solid zin. Louis martini's tasting room is going through a huge renovation. Supposed to open early next year (march). Their 2014 alexander valley obviously became a star, but they have some great wines in their portfolio. — 2 days ago
Holy Cow. THE PROS ARE NOT ON MY PALATE RATING!!!!!! This is the best of the three. No, its not my third full glass of wine. I have now sampled 1oz of each wine. This is Mount Peak Winery’s 2014 Rattlesnake! This is 100% Zinfandel from Sonoma. From the highest point on Monte Rosso Vineyard, where actual rattle snakes can be seen on the vines, Rattlesnake is my favorite of the three - Sentinel and Gravity being the other two. The bouquet is fig pudding! The initial palate is loaded with dark fruit including blackberry, ripe fig, dark currant, blueberry, and black cherries. Then comes the chocolate and spice!!!!! Love the spice. It is not too much nor too little. The finish is also smoky and dry as any wine I have ever had!!!!! Ill take that glass of water now. I love this Zin!!! Okay... the Gravity is just as good. If you like spice- Rattlesnake is it, but if you like dark fruit as the leading flavor, you will love Gravity! But heck the cab is kick ass too!!!! — 14 days ago
Very much dug this sweet California Dry Creek Valley baby tho it veers on the side of fruitiness the non-wine-person might describe as sweet. There may be a bit more residual sugar but the fruit is balanced with generous acidity. It’s friggin’ jam with a dash of lemon curd stirred in. Very lovely. — 11 days ago
To my palate, this is just at the front end of its drinking window. The fruit is less exuberant than in the ‘12 (which I loved), but in its place is more acidity which adds a nice lift to the raspberry notes. Likely to get better with more time in the cellar, if I can hold off. — 15 days ago