SRP of $30 and available for as low as $27. Sample received courtesy Wine Guerrilla for review purposes.
From the bottle:
“You’ve seen them staring down from the shelves of grocery stores and wine shops — smug, expensive bourgeois wines with unpronounceable names. But in small pockets of Sonoma County’s rebel country, proud growers still raise their hydrometers in defiance of such mediocrity. Harris-Kratka vineyard does the insurgency proud. 85% Zinfandel, 10% Carignan & 5% Petite Sirah. Unfiltered and unfined.
I first learned of Wine Guerrilla through their 2009 Wine Guerrilla Sonoma County Rebel Cru Redwhere I was impressed with its bold flavors. If you remember a few weeks ago, we then covered the2009 Wine Guerrilla Forchini Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel in our Saturday Splurge series and again I was really struck with just how big and bold their Zinfandel based wines are. I don’t think it would be possible to call any Wine Guerilla wine boring and today’s Saturday Splurge is no different.
The 2009 Wine Guerrilla Harris-Kratka Vineyard Zinfandel begins with an enticing bouquet of lots of licorice, spice and black pepper along with blackberry and rich cherry aromas. Tasting this vibrant wine shows it is chocked full of not just jammy fruit but that it has a woodsy brambliness (is that a word?) to it that is quite nice. It also features a smooth and lively mouthfeel and really tastes fantastic after it has had a couple hours to breathe. (It also holds up great on day 2.) Another big, rich and bold Zinfandel from Wine Guerrilla perfect for when you want to shake things up!
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