Robert Biale Vineyard

Black Chicken Napa Valley Zinfandel 2004

Nose has cherry liqueur, blackberry liqueur damp-dried leaves, forest moss, fresh ground French roast coffee beans and crushed fresh blackberries.

Palate has ripe black cherry, blackberry compote, chocolate brownie corner, wet leather with mild tannins and dry earth on a long finish.

Decanted 60m at time of notes, but continuing to unfold in the Gabriel-Glas.

The oldest vintage of Black Chicken in our cellar; acquired from the winery in April 2006. A good wine to pair with making a massive batch of BBQ sauce today for canning, something to sip while the aroma penetrates our house (usually lasts 2-3D šŸ¤¦šŸ»ā€ā™‚ļø) but we'll happily be enjoying sauce well into 2023.
(Biale is performing better then a 2004 Rosenblum opened alongside today.)
ā€” 14 days ago

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Michael David Winery (Michael & David Phillips)

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