Robert Biale Vineyards Black Chicken Napa Valley Zinfandel 2016

Ratings on Delectable

Mark Freund Delectable Pro

Terrific Zin that walks the line perfectly between ripe fruit but not overripeness. Red and black fruit, medium bodied, bright. Should evolve nicely for several more years but delicious now. Had with grilled BBQ chicken and that was a home run.

Terrific Zin that walks the line perfectly between ripe fruit but not overripeness. Red and black fruit, medium bodied, bright. Should evolve nicely for several more years but delicious now. Had with grilled BBQ chicken and that was a home run.

9.2

Ron R Delectable Pro

I bought this based on my experience with the 12 vintage. This is a shadow of that.

I bought this based on my experience with the 12 vintage. This is a shadow of that.

8.7

Matt Sterr Delectable Pro

The Black Chicken

The Black Chicken

9.2

Ben LaBolt

Nice zin. Old vines. Medium bodied, not overly fruity.

Nice zin. Old vines. Medium bodied, not overly fruity.

8.9

Henry Fuseler

7/2020. Medium bodied Zin. Dark color and nice on the palate. For me it paired well with roasted salmon, asparagus and roasted potatoes.

7/2020. Medium bodied Zin. Dark color and nice on the palate. For me it paired well with roasted salmon, asparagus and roasted potatoes.

9.0

John Singer

Disappointing vintage. Pedestrian fruit and sort of one dimensional.

Disappointing vintage. Pedestrian fruit and sort of one dimensional.

8.3

Mark Parsonson

Smooth drinking heaven. Amazing structure and balance. Big nose of dark fruits with earth, smoke and spice undertones. Similar on the palate with such a rich smoothness giving way to more complex flavors. Drinking better now than most Zin’s at this age. Putting some down for the future!

Smooth drinking heaven. Amazing structure and balance. Big nose of dark fruits with earth, smoke and spice undertones. Similar on the palate with such a rich smoothness giving way to more complex flavors. Drinking better now than most Zin’s at this age. Putting some down for the future!

9.1

Sean Thomas

Interesting Zin. On the nose: Cigar box, black pepper, meaty, gravel. On the tongue: red fruit, blackberry, with a nice minerality. Tannins linger but are refined and pleasant.

Interesting Zin. On the nose: Cigar box, black pepper, meaty, gravel. On the tongue: red fruit, blackberry, with a nice minerality. Tannins linger but are refined and pleasant.

8.9

Ken Venezio

I'm a former club member and love all of Robert Biale wines. The Black Chix is a perennial fav. Loads of upfront mocha and spiced cinnamon. More fruit forward than most zins but a nice mix of structure and balance with subtle tannins. 2016 drinking well. Paired with a chicken parm. Why not!!!!!

I'm a former club member and love all of Robert Biale wines. The Black Chix is a perennial fav. Loads of upfront mocha and spiced cinnamon. More fruit forward than most zins but a nice mix of structure and balance with subtle tannins. 2016 drinking well. Paired with a chicken parm. Why not!!!!!

9.2

Buffy sommers

Originating during the Great Depression, hence the code name. Very deep-Jo mentions baking spices and I agree. It needs time to breathe. Cult following of the complex taste.

Originating during the Great Depression, hence the code name. Very deep-Jo mentions baking spices and I agree. It needs time to breathe. Cult following of the complex taste.

9.0

Location

  • 271 Amsterdam Ave
    New York, NY 10023

  • Hours:
    Monday-Saturday: 10AM-8PM
    Sunday: 12PM-8PM

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