Robert Biale Vineyards

Basic Black Sonoma County Red Blend

9.141 ratings
8.71 pro ratings
Sonoma County, California, USA
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Jason and Jennie

Mixed blacks (syrah, grenache, petite sirah, carignane, zin, alicante bouschet, tempranillo). While the 2015s definitely need time (some are coming around lately), this is so soft and approachable. Tasty.

Mixed blacks (syrah, grenache, petite sirah, carignane, zin, alicante bouschet, tempranillo). While the 2015s definitely need time (some are coming around lately), this is so soft and approachable. Tasty.

Dec 18th, 2018
Sharon Congdon

Beautiful fruit and spice. Well balanced. Enjoyed it without food.

Beautiful fruit and spice. Well balanced. Enjoyed it without food.

Nov 8th, 2018
Chad Weinman

Rich flavor. Chew on it

Rich flavor. Chew on it

Mar 11th, 2018
Al Sauter

smooth, quality taste

smooth, quality taste

Sep 18th, 2017
Nelson Sunwoo

Dry start. Very slight citrus. Blackberry. Stone fruit finish.

Dry start. Very slight citrus. Blackberry. Stone fruit finish.

Aug 19th, 2017
Jason and Jennie

Might prefer this over the royal punishers - blend of zin, petite, Syrah, and Grenache.

Might prefer this over the royal punishers - blend of zin, petite, Syrah, and Grenache.

May 21st, 2017
Justin Floyd

Fantastic zin...really enjoyed!!

Fantastic zin...really enjoyed!!

Jun 2nd, 2016
Curtis Anders

A bit dry. Lots of leather. Nice black fruit. Not my favorite Biale, still very good nonetheless.

A bit dry. Lots of leather. Nice black fruit. Not my favorite Biale, still very good nonetheless.

May 18th, 2016
Richard Stowell

Great with tomato based pasta dishes,for sure. We love Biale's Black Chicken, and this is essentially the everyday drinker version of that. Dry and medium bodied, but delicious in that catagory.

Great with tomato based pasta dishes,for sure. We love Biale's Black Chicken, and this is essentially the everyday drinker version of that. Dry and medium bodied, but delicious in that catagory.

Mar 28th, 2016
Patrick Rollins

Really a great blend of Zin, Syrah, and Grenache, this wine showcases the highlights of each grape. Visually it had a brilliant deep, dark and rich color. The nose carries some subtle fruit notes, but loads of leather and some spice. Quite dry and medium bodied, this wine had a healthy bit of acidity to it. While not falling off immediately, the wine didn't linger too long on the palate either. I drank it by itself, but it would definitely have done well paired with a rich meal of some sort. An excellent wine and worth the buy!

Really a great blend of Zin, Syrah, and Grenache, this wine showcases the highlights of each grape. Visually it had a brilliant deep, dark and rich color. The nose carries some subtle fruit notes, but loads of leather and some spice. Quite dry and medium bodied, this wine had a healthy bit of acidity to it. While not falling off immediately, the wine didn't linger too long on the palate either. I drank it by itself, but it would definitely have done well paired with a rich meal of some sort. An excellent wine and worth the buy!

Feb 6th, 2016