Robert Biale Vineyards

Black Chicken Napa Valley Zinfandel

9.128 ratings
8.92 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Zinfandel
Top Notes For
Matt Sterr

The Black Chicken 🐔.

The Black Chicken 🐔.

Jan 23rd, 2019
Ron R
8.7

I bought this based on my experience with the 12 vintage. This is a shadow of that.

I bought this based on my experience with the 12 vintage. This is a shadow of that.

Nov 28th, 2018
Ken Venezio

I'm a former club member and love all of Robert Biale wines. The Black Chix is a perennial fav. Loads of upfront mocha and spiced cinnamon. More fruit forward than most zins but a nice mix of structure and balance with subtle tannins. 2016 drinking well. Paired with a chicken parm. Why not!!!!!

I'm a former club member and love all of Robert Biale wines. The Black Chix is a perennial fav. Loads of upfront mocha and spiced cinnamon. More fruit forward than most zins but a nice mix of structure and balance with subtle tannins. 2016 drinking well. Paired with a chicken parm. Why not!!!!!

Oct 18th, 2019
Buffy sommers

Originating during the Great Depression, hence the code name. Very deep-Jo mentions baking spices and I agree. It needs time to breathe. Cult following of the complex taste.

Originating during the Great Depression, hence the code name. Very deep-Jo mentions baking spices and I agree. It needs time to breathe. Cult following of the complex taste.

Feb 9th, 2019
Jo Anne B

A little anise on the nose. Dark rich fruits, leather and baking spice.

A little anise on the nose. Dark rich fruits, leather and baking spice.

Feb 9th, 2019
Brandon Thurber

First experience with this producer and don’t drink much zin, but found this to be a nice easy drinker. Cherries and plums, with a tad of pepper on the finish. Solid!

First experience with this producer and don’t drink much zin, but found this to be a nice easy drinker. Cherries and plums, with a tad of pepper on the finish. Solid!

Oct 14th, 2018
Dale Scott

I love this wine! One of the best Zins I’ve ever had!

I love this wine! One of the best Zins I’ve ever had!

Jul 6th, 2018
Sean Peay

Wine between soccer games in Redmond WA

Wine between soccer games in Redmond WA

Jun 22nd, 2018
Matt Bailey

Drier. Not as fruit forward as Saldo.

Drier. Not as fruit forward as Saldo.

May 27th, 2018
Jammer

Jammer had this 6 days ago

Jammer had this 6 days ago

Nov 15th, 2019