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Sledgehammer North Coast Zinfandel 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Heavily toasted oak notes on the nose are joined by lightly brambly blackberry fruit notes, all accented with hints of pepper and vanilla. Big and voluptuous, but with plenty of supporting acidity. This is rich if a little dense, with a nice vein of forest floor and herb helping to enliven the black cherry and blackberry fruit. This is smooth and lacks a bit of detail but delivers a nice fruity mouthful of aromatic Zinfandel. The tannins turn a bit rough on the modest finish, lending a bitter chocolate note, but this is eminently drinkable. 87pts

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Region: USA
Winery: Sledgehammer
Color: Red
Varietal: Zinfandel
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Editorial Reviews for Sledgehammer North Coast Zinfandel

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065223,796
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 02/14/2011

Heavily toasted oak notes on the nose are joined by lightly brambly blackberry fruit notes, all accented with hints of pepper and vanilla. Big and voluptuous, but with plenty of supporting acidity. This is rich if a little dense, with a nice vein of forest floor and herb helping to enliven the black cherry and blackberry fruit. This is smooth and lacks a bit of detail but delivers a nice fruity mouthful of aromatic Zinfandel. The tannins turn a bit rough on the modest finish, lending a bitter chocolate note, but this is eminently drinkable. 87pts


Member Reviews for Sledgehammer North Coast Zinfandel

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Snooth User: julieimagery
907009410
2.00 5
Vintage: 2009 12/31/2011

Of all the zins I've had, this one isn't that great.


Snooth User: doubleCdouble
2715502
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 06/01/2011

Bold and good for the price.


External Reviews for Sledgehammer North Coast Zinfandel

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
08/15/2013

Intense aromas of boysenberry, blackberry, black cherry, and a hint of black pepper. These ripe dark fruit flavors continue on the palate, and are accented by flavors of bramble and spice and some vanilla highlights from the influence of aging in small oak barrels. - Winery


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2009 08/15/2013

Intense aromas of boysenberry, blackberry, black cherry, and a hint of black pepper. These ripe dark fruit flavors continue on the palate, and are accented by flavors of bramble and spice and some vanilla highlights from the influence of aging in small oak barrels. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2007 05/20/2011

Sledgehammer Zinfandel North Coast 2007 750ML


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2007 10/24/2011

Intense aromas of blackberry, black pepper, toasted oak and a hint of brown spice. Bright flavors of raspberry and blackberry fruit with some vanilla highlights from the influence of aging in small oak barrels. - Winery


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2007 01/26/2011

Winemaker's Notes:A new style of big Zin bold and complex. Dark, ripe fruit and surprising complexity make it wise beyond its years. When you take a sledgehammer to Zin grapes, you get intensely ripe and complex flavor thats a hammer blow to your taste buds.Sledgehammer + Ripe, dark Zinfandel grapes = Rich, full bodied flavor that will leave you begging for more.



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