Robert Biale Vineyards

Black Chicken Napa Valley Zinfandel

9.267 ratings
9.110 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Zinfandel
Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, White Rice, Pasta, Potato, Herbs, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pork, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Beef, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Michael Chelus

Blackberry, cassis, black cherry, vanilla, licorice, mossy earth and oak. Good structure and velvety tannins.

Blackberry, cassis, black cherry, vanilla, licorice, mossy earth and oak. Good structure and velvety tannins.

Sep 8th, 2017
Mike R
9.2

Really good pop and pour even if a zin - like to smile

Really good pop and pour even if a zin - like to smile

1 person found it helpfulNov 30th, 2016
Mike R
9.2

Friday night beginner wine is little ole black chicken from the RB in Napa - like the way this evening is starting - smooth deliberate and thirst quenching - all smiles

Friday night beginner wine is little ole black chicken from the RB in Napa - like the way this evening is starting - smooth deliberate and thirst quenching - all smiles

May 19th, 2017
Michael Retter

Brown sugar, syrupy but textured and the right amount of spice for a zin

Brown sugar, syrupy but textured and the right amount of spice for a zin

Apr 24th, 2017
R00ster

Deb loves this one

Deb loves this one

Sep 28th, 2018
Kristopher Miller

Woody, cherries, slightly spicy. Very easy to drink, but deceptive at nearly 15% abv. Very good.

Woody, cherries, slightly spicy. Very easy to drink, but deceptive at nearly 15% abv. Very good.

Dec 3rd, 2017
Josh Hayes

Dart fruits with a peppery finish. Great with food.

Dart fruits with a peppery finish. Great with food.

Nov 25th, 2017
Steven Sylvester

My new all time favorite. Aftertaste of butter and poultry. Could totally be off with that....I owe the waitress who recommended this a birthday gift.

My new all time favorite. Aftertaste of butter and poultry. Could totally be off with that....I owe the waitress who recommended this a birthday gift.

Oct 29th, 2017
Jason and Jennie

Zin off sunday. black chicken wins. It's got nice richness along with structure. For alcohol in the 15s, it is extremely balanced and elegant.

Zin off sunday. black chicken wins. It's got nice richness along with structure. For alcohol in the 15s, it is extremely balanced and elegant.

Oct 23rd, 2017
RustyR

Open. Cassis on nose. Dig and vanilla mostly back of the palate. Fat. Little more tannin would be a plus. But very little dark chocolate flavors and plum/prune. Good little expensive

Open. Cassis on nose. Dig and vanilla mostly back of the palate. Fat. Little more tannin would be a plus. But very little dark chocolate flavors and plum/prune. Good little expensive

Oct 22nd, 2017