Robert Biale Vineyards

Black Chicken Napa Valley Zinfandel

9.143 ratings
9.03 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Zinfandel
Top Notes For
Saul Gropman

Owner/Operator Cafe La Haye

9.0

Bright cherry and light cinnamon and sandalwood notes

Bright cherry and light cinnamon and sandalwood notes

Aug 3rd, 2017
Henrik Poulsen

Sampled 3/2018 at ProWein (Germany).

Sampled 3/2018 at ProWein (Germany).

Mar 23rd, 2018
Curtis Anders

Tasty.

Tasty.

Mar 2nd, 2019
Ken Venezio

Bright berry and plum. Very nice structure and a bit of oak. Nice amount of acidity. Black Chicken is always a keeper.

Bright berry and plum. Very nice structure and a bit of oak. Nice amount of acidity. Black Chicken is always a keeper.

Sep 23rd, 2018
Scott Plambeck

2015 in a 750ml bottle. A little disappointed; expected a bigger, fuller wine, for the price. This was slightly sweet initially and finished light. Have had quite a few various vintages in the past and this was the lightest and sweetest. We will not turn away from the “Black Chicken”, but will skip buying any more of this vintage. Tried with four different types of pizza on the 18th of June, 2018.

2015 in a 750ml bottle. A little disappointed; expected a bigger, fuller wine, for the price. This was slightly sweet initially and finished light. Have had quite a few various vintages in the past and this was the lightest and sweetest. We will not turn away from the “Black Chicken”, but will skip buying any more of this vintage. Tried with four different types of pizza on the 18th of June, 2018.

Jun 19th, 2018
Jason and Jennie

15 is masculine, tannic, angular where the 16 is more feminine, softer, lusher, darker. I like the energy of the 15 but the fruit of the 16 is very nice. Drink 16 before 15. 92-93

15 is masculine, tannic, angular where the 16 is more feminine, softer, lusher, darker. I like the energy of the 15 but the fruit of the 16 is very nice. Drink 16 before 15. 92-93

May 31st, 2018
Jason Budd

Elegant and complex. Focused cherry, blueberry, and dried flowers on the nose. Flavors of plum, blackberry and a touch of peppery spice. Full bodied with soft , integrated tannins

Elegant and complex. Focused cherry, blueberry, and dried flowers on the nose. Flavors of plum, blackberry and a touch of peppery spice. Full bodied with soft , integrated tannins

Apr 8th, 2018
@DrinkingKC

Awesome

Awesome

Mar 12th, 2018
Andrew Olsen

Blueberry and blackberry smell and flavors. Can taste the spice and pepper, with a velvety texture. Great wine at a good price

Blueberry and blackberry smell and flavors. Can taste the spice and pepper, with a velvety texture. Great wine at a good price

Feb 17th, 2018
Chuck Voigt

Pepper, classic zin

Pepper, classic zin

Feb 3rd, 2018