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Biale Zinfandel Napa Black Chicken 2019

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CWA95+

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JS

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JH

Price: $55.00

 
Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

95+ Points | CWA
“Plump, juicy, and focused, Biale’s “Black Chicken” is one of the most sought after Zins in the world today. The bouquet explodes with spiced cherry, blackberry compote, with subtle notes of vanilla extract and spices. On the palate, it's expansive and hedonistic, with a masterful balance between the black cherry and blueberry fruit and the anise, sweet spices, and mineral. This showstopper should drink well for another 5-7 years.” - California Wine Advisors

Winery Notes: “Sourced primarily from Biale’s estate vineyards in the Oak Knoll district, this wine is round and plush with a gentle grip of perfectly ripe tannins. A spectrum of red and dark fruits – raspberries, cherries, blackberries, bright vivid aromas, fine-grained texture, star anise, black and white pepper, cocoa, subtle nuanced oak. Age worthy, compelling, decadent: a beautifully proportioned Napa Valley Zinfandel. If cellared well, this wine will continue to improve for the next 3-5 years.”
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Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

95+ Points | CWA
“Plump, juicy, and focused, Biale’s “Black Chicken” is one of the most sought after Zins in the world today. The bouquet explodes with spiced cherry, blackberry compote, with subtle notes of vanilla extract and spices. On the palate, it's expansive and hedonistic, with a masterful balance between the black cherry and blueberry fruit and the anise, sweet spices, and mineral. This showstopper should drink well for another 5-7 years.” - California Wine Advisors

Winery Notes: “Sourced primarily from Biale’s estate vineyards in the Oak Knoll district, this wine is round and plush with a gentle grip of perfectly ripe tannins. A spectrum of red and dark fruits – raspberries, cherries, blackberries, bright vivid aromas, fine-grained texture, star anise, black and white pepper, cocoa, subtle nuanced oak. Age worthy, compelling, decadent: a beautifully proportioned Napa Valley Zinfandel. If cellared well, this wine will continue to improve for the next 3-5 years.”



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review

Winery Biale

Vineyard Designate

AVA

Region Napa Valley