Big Basin Rattlesnake Rock Syrah 2009 Front Label
Big Basin Rattlesnake Rock Syrah 2009 Front Label

Big Basin Rattlesnake Rock Syrah 2009

  • RP91
750ML / 14.2% ABV
Other Vintages
  • WS93
  • W&S93
  • WW92
  • WE92
  • RP91
  • RP92
  • WE94
  • RP92
  • WS91
  • RP93
All Vintages
Currently Unavailable $57.99
Try the
57 99
57 99
Save $0.00 (0%)
Ships Wed, Nov 20
Limit 0 bottles per customer
Sold in increments of 0
0
Limit Reached
0.0 0 Ratings
My Wine Share
Vintage Alert
Alert me when new vintages are available
Have you tried this? Rate it now
(256 characters remaining)

0.0 0 Ratings
750ML / 14.2% ABV

Winemaker Notes

The 2009 Rattlesnake Rock is a dark, opaque red color. The nose is redolent of lavender, violets, kirsch, anise, stewed plums and hints of black pepper. The wine is intense and tightly wound on the palate with vibrant red and black fruits and anise. Very fine mouth coating tannins finish long with cascading notes of huckleberries. The wine is well structured with plenty of tannin, yet maintains an elegant profile. As with most vintages of Rattlesnake Rock, it will take another year or two for the wine to fully come together and it should age effortlessly for another 10-15 years after that.

Cases Produced: 169

Critical Acclaim

All Vintages
RP 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Hints of blackberry, blueberry, violets and tar emerge from the glass in the 2009 Syrah Rattlesnake Rock. This is a relatively soft, juicy Syrah built more on fruit than aromatics or structure. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019.
View More
Big Basin

Big Basin

View all products
Big Basin, California
Big Basin Estate Vineyard with Winery Winery Image

Big Basin Vineyards was founded in 1998 on an historic site in the Santa Cruz Mountains next to Big Basin Redwoods State Park. The old ranch property was first settled in the late 1800s. Wine grape cultivation had been started by French immigrants by the early 1900s and continued until 1965 when the property was sold by Justin Lacau, who had named the property “Frenchie’s Ranch”, to a timber company. By the 1990s, all that remained of the vineyards were redwood stakes and scattered vines hidden by brush and poison oak bushes.

Our mission is to create wines that reveal the complex nuances of the vineyards that inspire them – cool climate, ocean-influenced, mountain vineyards. Great wines are grown, not made so we spend long hours in our vineyard, employing sustainable and organic farming practices. By keeping the yields very low and hand-harvesting small sections of the vineyard at perfect ripeness, we strive to achieve the most important part of winemaking - great fruit. Our job as winemakers then is to be as transparent as possible in allowing the wines to most emphatically and clearly express themselves. For us this means practicing minimal intervention. By keeping our production small, we can give every vine, fermentation bin and barrel the attention it deserves. We hope you enjoy the results.

Image for Santa Cruz Mountains content section
View all products

A rugged and topographically diverse cool-climate appellation with a rich history, the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA stretches from Half Moon Bay, just south of San Francisco, to the northern border of Monterey County. Elevations range from 800 feet to upwards of 3,000 and microclimates vary substantially depending on which side of the mountains the vineyards lie; cool ocean winds and fog play an important role here. This can be a challenging region in which to grow grapes, but it is well worth the effort. Santa Cruz Mountains wines are noted for balanced acidity levels, often showing great aging potential. Wine has been made here since the 1800s, most notably from the legendary Ridge Vineyards, whose Monte Bello vineyard garners international admiration.

Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon are the stars of this region, while Merlot and Zinfandel also perform quite well. Organic and sustainable vineyard practices are becoming increasingly common.

Image for Syrah / Shiraz content section
View all products

Marked by an unmistakable deep purple hue and savory aromatics, Syrah makes an intense, powerful and often age-worthy red. Native to the Northern Rhône, Syrah achieves its maximum potential in the steep village of Hermitage and plays an important component in the Red Blends of Southern Rhône, adding color and structure to Grenache and Mourvèdre. Syrah is the most widely planted grape of Australia and is important in California and Washington. Sommelier Secret—Such a synergy these three create together, the Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre trio often takes on the shorthand term, “GSM.”

PBC9167865_2009 Item# 131599

Update your browser to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to update and using the latest version
of Internet Explorer means all your web browsing will be better.

Yes, Update Now
Cheers to You!

New customers: Save $20 off your first order of $50+. Code NOVNEW20

$20 off your first order of $50+. Code NOVNEW20

There was an error redeeming your code.

*New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 11/30/2019. The $20 discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $50 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, StewardShip membership fees, select Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, fine and rare wine, 187ML splits, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order.

Search for ""

Processing Your Order...