Robert Biale Vineyards Black Chicken Napa Valley Zinfandel 2014

$44.99

The Return of the Black Chicken! One of California's most sought-after Zins is back.Since 1937, the Biale family has grown Zinfandel along with assorted other varieties on their farm just outside the town of Napa. Their Zins are famous for a certain breed of intensity and power- the kind you get when you restrict yields to only the best, most concentrated, fully ripe fruit each vintage. "Black Chicken" gets its name from Aldo Biale, who used the name as a code word when he started making the wine on the sly in the '40s and didn't want other members of his family to know.  Black Chicken is primarily sourced from Biale's Oak Knoll District ranch estate.  Grab some of this limited gem before it disappears!  

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The Biale tradition began in the 1930's when Pietro Biale, an immigrant from Genoa, began planting Zinfandel on his Napa farm in 1937. An amazing Zin! Dark red with aromas of ripe fruits, floral and spice. On the palate, juicy chery, strawberry and cinnamon spice flavors. Soft fine tannins, nice balance with lingering finish ending with mineral tones.

The Biale tradition began in the 1930's when Pietro Biale, an immigrant from Genoa, began planting Zinfandel on his Napa farm in 1937. An amazing Zin! Dark red with aromas of ripe fruits, floral and spice. On the palate, juicy chery, strawberry and cinnamon spice flavors. Soft fine tannins, nice balance with lingering finish ending with mineral tones.

9.2

Michael Chelus Delectable Pro

Blackberry, cassis, black cherry, vanilla, licorice, mossy earth and oak. Good structure and velvety tannins.

Blackberry, cassis, black cherry, vanilla, licorice, mossy earth and oak. Good structure and velvety tannins.

9.2

Mike R Delectable Pro

Really good pop and pour even if a zin - like to smile

Really good pop and pour even if a zin - like to smile

9.2

Mike R Delectable Pro

Friday night beginner wine is little ole black chicken from the RB in Napa - like the way this evening is starting - smooth deliberate and thirst quenching - all smiles

Friday night beginner wine is little ole black chicken from the RB in Napa - like the way this evening is starting - smooth deliberate and thirst quenching - all smiles

9.2

Michael Retter Delectable Pro

Brown sugar, syrupy but textured and the right amount of spice for a zin

Brown sugar, syrupy but textured and the right amount of spice for a zin

9.0

Bryan Florendo

In Colorado Springs 2020. Very good.

In Colorado Springs 2020. Very good.

9.1

R00ster

Deb loves this one

Deb loves this one

8.7

Kristopher Miller

Woody, cherries, slightly spicy. Very easy to drink, but deceptive at nearly 15% abv. Very good.

Woody, cherries, slightly spicy. Very easy to drink, but deceptive at nearly 15% abv. Very good.

9.4

Josh Hayes

Dart fruits with a peppery finish. Great with food.

Dart fruits with a peppery finish. Great with food.

9.5

Steven Sylvester

My new all time favorite. Aftertaste of butter and poultry. Could totally be off with that....I owe the waitress who recommended this a birthday gift.

My new all time favorite. Aftertaste of butter and poultry. Could totally be off with that....I owe the waitress who recommended this a birthday gift.

10

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.