Sledgehammmer Zinfandel 2009
North Coast California, USA
Natalie's Score: 90/100
Community Score: 4.5/5 Community Reviews: 3
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Product #: 230466
Wine Type: Red Wine
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Agent: Treasury Wine Estates
More Vintages: 2010
Note: I publish batches of reviews that I call Good Values Wine Picks. These are from the regular section of the liquor store rather than the Vintages section, and tend to be lower priced and the most widely available of all wines. The last four reviews I did were: September 11, July 26, September 12 and March 7. Sledgehammmer Zinfandel 2009 Wine Review
Gorgeous dark dark chocolate and black plum aromas on the nose, followed by a rich, smooth, full-bodied texture on the tongue: yum! There's some dark berries and dried tobacco notes on the finish. Superb quality for this price point. This Sledgehammmer Zinfandel 2009 was reviewed by March 1, 2012 Natalie MacLean
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Steve rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review: This offering will wake up even the dullest taste buds (a smoker's delight) with it's open, intense aromas of dark plum fruit, big bold and round berry flavours upfront followed with mocha and tobacco accents in the lengthy finish. Full bodied, almost syrupy in texture... a pit bull that chihuahuas should not mess with. Zinfandels traditionally do not age well and this one should be enjoyed now through 2015 One disappointment. The price in British Columbia has jumped from $16.49 to $18.99 over the past 15-months.
TASTING NOTES The 2009 Sledgehammer Zinfandel begins with grapey aromas of boysenberry, blackberry, black cherry, and a hint of black pepper. Dark fruit flavors of dried cherry and current, highlighted by strong tobacco notes, dominate the palate, balanced by soft tannins and some vanilla highlights from the influence of aging in oak.
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Serve Sledgehammmer Zinfandel 2009 between 60-65 degrees Farenheit or 15-18 degrees Celsius.
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