Red

2004 Norman Vineyards Zinfandel The Monster

Zinfandel

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Paso Robles
Drink between 2005 - 2008 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 9

  • rcdyer wrote: 87 points

    March 21, 2011 - Loss of some fruit, it was almost past time to drink. Did not drink as hot as would be expected at 16.5% alcohol.

  • dkoontz wrote: 89 points

    December 26, 2009 - Very pleasantly surprised. I bought a case of half-bottles of this a while back. It had a really intense fruit jamminess to it at that time. The last couple of bottles I had were characterless and tasted every bit of ther 16.5 pct etoh. I was actually planning to trash my last 2 bottles, but I was going to taste it first. Nose was not jammy as before but was a pleasant ripe black fruit and cigar box. Palate had a little bit of a port character to it with black raspberry allspice and cigar box. Still a tiny bit of heat, but quite enjoyable.

  • dkoontz wrote: 85 points

    June 27, 2009 - Very fruity, floral aroma. Blackberry, dark cherry nose followed by bitter chocolate and pepper. Not much of a finish besides heat from high alcohol. Fell apart a little too quickly when run through the Vinturi. Note, I was drinking a 1/2 bottle.

  • Gig Harbor Estate wrote: 90 points

    April 18, 2009 - Huge fruit but extremely enjoyable.

  • Ombibulous wrote: 85 points

    December 3, 2008 - Monstrously good! A respectably good Zinfandel. Dark black cherry colour, but also somewhat browned. Low very good (85.5).

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • Type Red
  • Producer Norman Vineyards
  • Varietal Zinfandel
  • Designation The Monster
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Paso Robles

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 23 (14%)
  • Consumed 139 (86%)

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