At the south end of Alexander Valley near Healdsburg, in Sonoma County, is a 17-acre vineyard that runs adjacent to Chalk Hill called Harris Kratka. The terroir of this vineyard lends itself to some of the most European inspired Zinfandel grapes in all of the Napa/Sonoma region. The Harris Kratka vine is a superior Zinfandel with a terroir that is loamy, earthy and complex. While you still get those jammy and briary blackberry tones that you've come to love in California Zinfandel, it's actually the subtle complex undertones that really bring you back for another sip. With Bruce Patch's Harris Kratka you'll enjoy the vibrant balance of acidity, the rustic earthy undertones, the air of licorice, the peppery spice on the finish and 28 months of both French and American oak aging, giving the Bruce Patch plenty of full body and structure.
Pairings: Baby back ribs are the way to go with this wine or a grilled sausage and Italian green peppers. Serve this wine with a nice pasta Carbonara.