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Rattlesnake Zinfandel Wine from Mount Peak Winery

Rattlesnake Zinfandel Wine from Mount Peak Winery

By Mount Peak Winery

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Rattlesnake is so named for “Rattlesnake Hill,” the highest elevation block at Monte Rosso Vineyard. This is a blend that showcases the heritage of Monte Rosso, its Zinfandel. Joined by Petit Sirah and Syrah from both Monte Rosso and partnered growers, one encounters flavors here of zippy Sichuan peppercorn juxtaposed by a hint of flowery vanilla, nudged along by 14 months of oak aging (in both French and American). Only about 500 cases are produced each vintage.

About Mount Peak Winery

Brenae Royal

Brenae Royal, Vineyard Manager - Mount Peak Winery

Brenae is the Vineyard Manager for the 575-acre Monte Rosso Vineyard on the eastern hills of Sonoma Valley, one of the most acclaimed winegrowing sites in California. She joined E. & J. Gallo Winery in 2013 as Operations and Viticulture Intern before being named Vineyard Manager in 2015.

Brenae says, "Viticulture is still very male-dominated, so to drive more inclusion and diversity is very much an uphill battle." It's a battle that Brenae has done anything but back down from.

Product Details

  • Wine
  • 3.0 lb (48.0 oz; 1361 g)
  • UPC: 85000024591

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The Mount Peak story begins more than a century ago at the celebrated Monte Rosso Vineyard and culminates with the revival of Mount Peak Winery, a vestige of one of California's ghost wineries. Our wines are inspired by this great place, and we pay tribute to the extraordinary winery that once stood there by capturing its enduring spirit in our wine.

Built in 1886, Mount Peak was a marvel of innovation. The three-story, gravity-flow winery was built from the rocks pulled from the dry-farmed Monte Rosso Vineyard. It quickly emerged as one of California's top ten producers, but the start of Prohibition in 1920 forced the winery to shutter its doors. Like many of California's pioneering wineries, Mount Peak was abandoned to the elements, a true ghost winery never to reopen. For decades the winery lays silent, as wild vines and towering fig trees seek to reclaim it stone by stone.

Over 130 years later only the ruins of the winery remain, yet the vineyard's still-thriving vines have persisted—standing silent above the fog line, occupying the space between earth and sky. The ghost winery and the world-class Monte Rosso Vineyard are perched at nearly 1,300 feet along the spine of the Mayacamas Mountains, just straddling Napa and Sonoma valleys. Monte Rosso's steep hillsides, robed in bright red, iron-rich soils, are set against a dramatic backdrop of manzanita and madrone, under the expanse of piercing blue skies.

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