Red

2008 Big Basin Vineyards Syrah Rattlesnake Rock

Syrah

  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Santa Cruz Mountains
Drink between 2013 - 2022 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 17

  • missionpk Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 14, 2018 - In a very good spot.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • dougie Likes this wine: 91 points

    August 5, 2016 - A monster of a wine. Wait 5 years for next of two remaining.

  • Mtnmd1 Likes this wine: 93 points

    November 28, 2015 - Youthful in appearance but tremendous out of the bottle. Rattlesnakes are aging well

  • Wayrutjr Likes this wine: 93 points

    July 2, 2015 - Very good. Big Basin always delivers.

  • missionpk wrote:

    April 24, 2015 - Big.

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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 67 (46%)
  • Consumed 80 (54%)

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