94 points-2016 Bruce Patch Zinfandel Harris Kratka Vineyard – Crimson in color. 15.5% ABV. 85% Zinfandel, 10 Carignane and 5% Petite Sirah. Harris Kratka Vineyard is in the Chalk Hill AVA near Healdsburg. Perfumed nose of brambly red fruits, licorice, flowers and pepper. Medium to full bodied with acidity in spades. Fresh, bright and silky. Cherries, raspberry compote, salmonberry and earth on the palate. Exceptional length on the finish. The best Zinfandel I have had from Bruce Patch. Drink over the next 2-4 years. $35 at the winery and retail. Zinfandel Chronicles
The iconic 17-acre Harris Kratka Vineyard sits at the southern end of the warm Alexander Valley, bordering the Chalk Hill Appellation. Marshall Harris purchased the vineyard in 1992—and grows zinfandel, carignane and petite sirah, supplying grapes to Rosenblum, Pezzi King, DeLormier and many other prestigious wineries in Sonoma and Napa Counties.
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