Monday, June 03, 2013

A zin with punch - Sledgehammer Zinfandel 2009

Lately I've had a few bottles of zin that seemed watery and underwhelming. Deserving better I grabbed a bottle of Sledgehammer in the wine aisle hoping to break the trend.

Heavy fruit. Pepper. Deep color. Bold and lasting. Slight leather that can be easily forgotten in a zin, which I prefer. But I didn't mind it so much here -- the fruits overwhelm it. Overall this is a great glass of zin. Something I can recommend if you like a bolder wine.

The bottle was on sale for about $9 from a MSRP of $13 or so. For a sub $15 zin this hammer is hitting all the places I need.

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