Rattlesnake Butte Wines -- Ashland, Oregon only produces 150 cases a year from mature low-yield vines.
The newly released 2015 vintage of estate-grown Merlot and Tempranillo wines were made by award-winning Linda Donovan of Pallet Wine Company and are available only at choice shops and restaurants.
Ron Rezek, a well-known designer who started The Modern Fan Company in Ashland in 1998, planted his vineyard in 1999 on vacant land, which would become his personal residence atop a steep, southwesterly slope near Emigrant Lake.Randy Gold and Sherman Lamb of Pacific Crest Vineyard Services planted two clones of Tempranillo and two clones of Merlot. The vines have been trained to a single cordon and benefit from French pruning. Rezek started making wine on his estate in 2002.