The absolutely delicious Bruce Patch Harris Kratka Vineyard Zinfandel, a wine that is definitely worthy of a Saturday Splurge.
80% Zinfandel, 10% Carignane and 10% Petite Sirah from the 17-acre Harris Kratka Vineyard at the southern end of the Alexander Valley, bordering the Chalk Hill Appellation in Sonoma County, California. The wine is aged in French and American oak for 28 months.
Sample submitted for review. The wine has an SRP of $35 and is generally only available from the winery at that price (Saturday Splurge) but you can check for local retailers here. Just 230 cases were produced.
From the esteemed Harris-Kratka vineyard comes this sumptious offering, blending Zinfandel, Carignane and Petite Sirah, aged in French & American oak.
Artwork: Sean Colgin
Produced & Bottled by Bruce Patch Wines
The 2017 Bruce Patch Harris Kratka Vineyard Zinfandel opens with a very attractive aroma of black cherry, lots of baking spice, black pepper and licorice with hints of a minty, woodsy, earthy note.
Taking a sip reveals an absolutely delicious wine and a great example of Zinfandel. It features similar flavors to the nose wrapped up in a smooth, plush mouthfeel has great balance. And it gets even better as it has more air, especially by day 2. I love it.
It ends with a dry, extremely long, slightly chewy, juicy, mouthwatering and savory finish. This one just lasts and lasts.