The Wines

From our own vineyards, we produce Rattlesnake Ridge Zinfandel and Rattlesnake Ridge Petite Sirah. We combine our grapes with purchases from other Sonoma Valley producers to make SLATER Zinfandel. (In 2011 and 2012, we again made a single vineyard wine from Dawn Hill Ranch.) Production is very limited.

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2009 Rattlesnake Ridge Zinfandel is the second harvest of this vineyard. It is the first to include the DuPratt clone in the blend. Aged 21 months in French Oak, 20% new. The cool growing season produced a lean wine with very soft tannins, making the wine deceptively approachable. Black plums, licorice, a hint of cinnamon and a bit of Zinfandel spice.
Gold Medal at 2012 Sonoma Harvest Fair
Silver Medal at 2012 San Francisco International
Wine Club price $29.75

2009 Rattlesnake Ridge Petite Sirah is an encore presentation of an opaque, ripe, tannic, classic Petite Sirah, despite the cool summer of 2009. Aromas and flavors of blackberry and plum dominate this edition.
91 Points Richard Jennings,

Wine Club price $29.75


2009 Slater
is a blend of Zinfandels from Rattlesnake Ridge, Dawn Hill Ranch and Madrone Ridge. Each of the vineyards brings its own distinct flavors to the wine, which was aged for 21 months in 2nd and 3rd year French oak barrels.

This classic Zinfandel presents aromas of coriander and anise, with fruit flavors of blackberry, cherry, cassis and pepper.
88% Zinfandel, 7% Petite Sirah, 5% Carignan. 160 cases.

Gold Medal at 2012 SF Chronicle Wine Competition

Wine Club price $23.80

The serpent image is derived from a 500 BCE Chinese bronze serpent, we discovered and photographed at the Guimet Museum in Paris.

2006 Half Acre Zinfandel is Jane's favorite of all of our wines. It is much lighter and fruity than any of the Dawn Hill wines we have made. It is so different from the others that we have labeled it under this different brand. Its lighter style and bottle age make it very easy drinking as soon as you pull the cork. Raspberries and cherries backed up with a bit of spice.

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2007 Dawn Hill Ranch Zinfandel is medium to full-bodied with concentrated dark cassis and plum. Dawn Hill Ranch  produces a lighter style than Rattlesnake Ridge, but the fruit and tannins are well integrated. It has been aged in barrel for thirty months.

Gold Medal at 2011 SF Chronicle Wine Competition
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2008 Rattlesnake Ridge Zinfandel is youthful, but maturing into a wine of quiet intensity, emphasizing elegance and complexity. The flavor is deep, full of dark fruit notes of currant and black cherry, together with hints of licorice and tobacco. Aged in 100% new French Oak. It now has had enough bottle age to have integrated the tannins. Drink and enjoy. Last tasted 28 November 2011.

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2008 Dawn Hill Ranch
Zinfandel is lush showing ripe dark fruit flavors along with the cherry flavors that are characteristic of this vineyard. We aged it in used French Oak barrels for 18 months before bottling. 

$28                   Sold Out


2008 Rattlesnake Ridge Petite Sirah is inky, complex and voluptuous. True to the variety, this wine is bold and tannic, and it will certainly benefit from some more time in bottle. The warm 2008 summer seemed perfect for developing classic flavors.

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