Red

2008 Big Basin Vineyards Syrah Rattlesnake Rock

Syrah

  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Santa Cruz Mountains
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Community Tasting Notes 21

  • dougie Likes this wine: 93 points

    January 30, 2021 - Drank 06,07 and 08 over the last 3 months. Decanted for an hour. Fine sediment. More complete wine of three vintages. Only one I’d go several more years with (have one left of each).

  • Randman0 Likes this wine: 91 points

    November 8, 2020 - Upon uncorking there was not much nose, a hint of oxidation. Color was deep dark purple/brick red. After breathing for about an hour it began to open up. Oxidation on nose was gone, now some very dark fruit with a hint of cola and oak. Was very very nice.

  • ClaytonDave Likes this wine: 93 points

    July 31, 2020 - Perfect window. Plum and black cherry on the palate. Excellent.

  • Jace Likes this wine: 94 points

    May 28, 2020 - This was a beautiful wine, almost fully matured and quite elegant - like a (slightly fruitier) high-end N. Rhone. Sad to see the last of this vintage gone.

  • missionpk Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 14, 2018 - In a very good spot.

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Issue #10, 12/4/2011 (link)

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2011, IWC Issue #159 (link)

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    Exploring California's Central Coast (Aug 2011) (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    5/12/2012 (link) 92 points

    (Big Basin Vineyards Syrah Rattlesnake Rock) Very dark red violet color; reticent, roasted black fruit, charcoal, tar, light white pepper nose; tightly wound, tart black fruit, roasted black fruit, dried black fig palate; need 3-plus years; medium-plus finish 92+ points (with 6% Grenache)

  • By Richard Jennings
    3/25/2012 (link) 92 points

    (Big Basin Vineyards Syrah Rattlesnake Rock) Dark ruby color; roasted red berry, roasted plum nose; roasted red berry, roasted plum palate; medium-plus finish (27 mos. in barrel)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Big Basin Vineyards
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation Rattlesnake Rock
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion San Francisco Bay
  • Appellation Santa Cruz Mountains

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 56 (37%)
  • Consumed 97 (63%)

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