Turley

Rattlesnake Ridge Zinfandel

9.2270 ratings
9.228 pro ratings
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California, USA
Zinfandel
Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, White Rice, Pasta, Potato, Herbs, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pork, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Beef, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Mike R
9.0

This is part of the list zins - turley was everywhere which is good if you like zins

This is part of the list zins - turley was everywhere which is good if you like zins

Nov 25th, 2019
Jordan Gianelli

Definitely popped this way too young but there was no disappointment on our end. A really nice vintage for this wine and the tannins let us know that we were premature by about 8 years. Still supple and true to form, the red fruits and vanilla are backed by dried spice box and a finish that goes on and on.

Definitely popped this way too young but there was no disappointment on our end. A really nice vintage for this wine and the tannins let us know that we were premature by about 8 years. Still supple and true to form, the red fruits and vanilla are backed by dried spice box and a finish that goes on and on.

Apr 12th, 2018
Jason and Jennie

This zin is so different from the other offerings. Mountain fruit, cab like it it's complexity and density.

Dusi 2016 was great, all the components were there.
Sadie upton 2016 had some tightness and even cinnamon. The 2015 was a big red fruited wine with tannin and acidity. Big mid palate.
The whitney tennessee was tad more elegant and less zin jam. Dogtown 15 was the jammiest of the wines I had today. Still good but more in your face. Rinaldi was rustic and solid. 2015 old vines is the value of the day. Tasting very nice right now, maybe the best of them all with it's viscosity and sweet fruit.

This zin is so different from the other offerings. Mountain fruit, cab like it it's complexity and density.

Dusi 2016 was great, all the components were there.
Sadie upton 2016 had some tightness and even cinnamon. The 2015 was a big red fruited wine with tannin and acidity. Big mid palate.
The whitney tennessee was tad more elegant and less zin jam. Dogtown 15 was the jammiest of the wines I had today. Still good but more in your face. Rinaldi was rustic and solid. 2015 old vines is the value of the day. Tasting very nice right now, maybe the best of them all with it's viscosity and sweet fruit.

1 person found it helpfulMar 31st, 2018
Mark Lindzy

Definitely the big, grippy uncle of the family. Needs a ribeye alongside it. @Christina Turley it was great to finally meet you IRL!

Definitely the big, grippy uncle of the family. Needs a ribeye alongside it. @Christina Turley it was great to finally meet you IRL!

1 person found it helpfulMar 27th, 2015
Carl Fischer

Five years is usually my cut off for most Turley zins based on experience but this one is still kicking probably thanks to the Howell Mountain tannins. Loads of blackberry jam, spices (though I didn't get pepper which I usually find on Turley zins), this wine is rich and drinking very well.

Five years is usually my cut off for most Turley zins based on experience but this one is still kicking probably thanks to the Howell Mountain tannins. Loads of blackberry jam, spices (though I didn't get pepper which I usually find on Turley zins), this wine is rich and drinking very well.

Jul 3rd, 2017
David Eckert

Still kickin after all these years.

Still kickin after all these years.

Nov 19th, 2014
Christina Turley

Sales & Marketing Turley Wine Cellars

10

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Nov 1st, 2014
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.4

Delicious.

Delicious.

Oct 18th, 2014
Matt Duncan

White pepper and juniper berry nose. High alc hides balanced tannins and acid.

White pepper and juniper berry nose. High alc hides balanced tannins and acid.

Aug 5th, 2014
Michael Hildbold

Didn't expect much from eight year old Turley zin. Turns out this wine rocked. Loved it.

Didn't expect much from eight year old Turley zin. Turns out this wine rocked. Loved it.

Apr 21st, 2014