2012 Robert Biale Zinfandel Black Chicken

Category: California SKU: 64389 Size: 750 ml
Brand: Robert Biale
Region: Napa Valley - Oak Knoll
Varietal: Zinfandel Style: Red Wine
Ship/Pickup Class: A, L
Ratings: IWC 90
Price: $37.99
Reg: $47.99
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2012 Robert Biale Zinfandel Black Chicken

Winemaker's Notes:

Plump, juicy, and firm, this is one irresistible bird- a Zinfandel brimming with fruit, spices and an Oak Knoll District perfume of concentrated blackberry compote, bright raspberries, clove, five spice, black tea, toasted brioche, and notes of caramel and vanilla. Voluptuous, gentle, and yummy as it is, this freshly bottled wonder has the stuffing for the long haul and is just getting started. The 20122 Black Chicken, if cellared well, will continue to improve for the next 5-8 years and likely well beyond


International Wine Cellar 90 Points

Good dark red.  Aromas of blackberry, licorice pastille and orange peel are lifted by a floral topnote.  Smooth and fine-grained on entry, then creamy and concentrated in the middle, with good peppery energy to the dark berry and spice flavors.  Richer and darker than the 2011 version, delivering much more stuffing at a similar level of alcohol.  Finishes with sweet tannins and very good length.-ST