Robert Biale Vineyards

Zinfandel 'Black Chicken'

Zinfandel 'Black Chicken'

Zinfandel Black Chicken Robert Biale

• Practicing Sustainable
• 100% Zinfandel
• Sourced from their estate vineyards in Oak Knoll District AVA (Napa Valley)
• Ancient Marine sediments and rocky alluvial fan soils
• Head-trained and dry-farmed vines
• Hand-harvested
• Fermented in open-top fermenters
• 2-4-day cold soak
• 2-3-punch downs a day
• Aged 14 months in 100% Burgundy oak barrels (20% new)
• 14.8% abv 

Info

Vintage:
2022
Country:
United States
Region:
California
Appellation:
Napa
Variety:
Zinfandel
Color:
Red

Sizes Available

Full Bottle US-BLE-01-22 12/750ml
Half Bottle US-BLE-01-22H 12/375ml

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Press & Reviews

James Suckling
Score
93
Date
2024-04-04
"Delicious, harmonious and flavorful Zinfandel. This has notes of plums, spiced cherries, wild berries, herbs and rusks. Medium- to full-bodied with fine tannins. It has a bright core of berries at the center with a subtle structure. Mellow and poised. Drink or hold."
Wine Enthusiast
Score
94
Date
2024-06-01
"A classic Napa Valley Zinfandel, this bottling offers savory and earthy aromatics that carry into flavors of dark plum, tobacco and dark chocolate. It's rich in flavor, well balanced by mouthwatering acidity that refreshes the palate with every sip. Impressively persistent. —E.C.B."
Wine Spectator
Score
93
Date
2024-05-08
"Robust yet retaining a sense of refinement, this red offers blackberry, briar patch and white pepper flavors that build tension toward medium-grained tannins. Drink now through 2034. —T.F."
Wine Enthusiast
Score
94
Date
2024-06-01
"A classic Napa Valley Zinfandel, this bottling offers savory and earthy aro[1]matics that carry into flavors of dark plum, tobacco and dark chocolate. It's rich in flavor, well balanced by mouthwatering acidity that refreshes the palate with every sip. Impressively persistent. —E.C.B."

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