Established in 2008 and named after the Northern Pacific Rattlesnake, the first commercial vineyards in this AVA were planted back in 1968.
Encompassing an expanse of hills running east to west along the northern point of the Yakima River and south of the Moxee Valley, the Rattlesnake Hills AVA lies within both the established Columbia Valley and Yakima Valley appellations. With a grand total of just over 68,000 acres, with 1,747 acres under vine, a majority of the acres (56%) are planted to red wine varietals.
Beginning at an elevation of 850 feet and rising up to 3,085 feet, the vinicultural area sits higher in elevation than the surrounding Yakima Valley region. Vineyards are typically located on ridges and terraces and in areas with good air drainage to avoid late spring and early fall frost and winter kill.
83% Sheridan Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Rattlesnake Hills
17% Sheridan Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Rattlesnake Hills
Elegant aromatics of black currant, red licorice and vanilla, followed by hints of sweet cigar, spice and minerals. On the palate, a lush layer of dark plum and dried cherries, followed by hints of cocoa, vanilla and white pepper. This wine is very elegant with fine tannins and a well-balanced mouth feel.
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