A new style of big Zin – bold and complex. Our winemaker took no prisoners. Zin lovers’ weapon of choice. 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 intense flavor that’s a hammer blow to your taste buds. Sledgehammer + ripe dark Zinfandel grapes = rich, full bodied flavor that will leave you begging for more.
The Sledgehammer Zinfandel offers vivid aromas of boysenberry, blackberry, black cherry, and a good dose of black pepper. Dark fruit flavors of dried cherry and current, highlighted by tobacco notes, dominate the palate. The wine is balanced by soft tannins and added vanilla highlights from the influence of aging in oak.
This wine was sourced from premium vineyards throughout sunny California including vineyards in the Red Hills appellation of Lake County. Here red volcanic soils with high rock content combine with warm days and cool nights to provide excellent growing conditions for Zinfandel. The wine grape growing regions of California are some of the best in the world and the storybook weather yields wines with rich and robust flavors.
Sledgehammer was launched in 2010 as a wine that does not fit into the status quo of the wine category and targeted towards Millennial Males entering the wine category. Sledgehammer makes Big, Bold wines that suit the palate of their target audience and appeal to them because of their bold, masculine and irreverent nature.