Robert Biale Vineyards

Black Chicken Napa Valley Zinfandel

9.319 ratings
9.24 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
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Tobin Trevarthen

Classic Zin. Raisins and deep cherry blended into a robust experience.

Classic Zin. Raisins and deep cherry blended into a robust experience.

Apr 26th, 2021
MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET

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9.2

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Mar 23rd, 2021
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9.5

The 2018 Zinfandel Black Chicken is dense and explosive in the glass. Inky dark fruit, chocolate, cloves, new leather, licorice and earthy notes abound. This is an especially potent, brooding Zinfandel, with all of its elements in total harmony. Drink it over the next 10-20 years. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2021)

The 2018 Zinfandel Black Chicken is dense and explosive in the glass. Inky dark fruit, chocolate, cloves, new leather, licorice and earthy notes abound. This is an especially potent, brooding Zinfandel, with all of its elements in total harmony. Drink it over the next 10-20 years. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2021)

1 person found it helpfulMar 5th, 2021
Michael Chelus

Black cherry, raspberry preserves, blackberry, currant, vanilla, mocha and oak. Full-bodied and soft tannins.

Black cherry, raspberry preserves, blackberry, currant, vanilla, mocha and oak. Full-bodied and soft tannins.

1 person found it helpfulOct 17th, 2020
Andrew Belzer

Blackberry, strawberry seed, cedar, pencil shavings, pepper, soft supple tannins

Blackberry, strawberry seed, cedar, pencil shavings, pepper, soft supple tannins

Jun 19th, 2022
Brandon Boesch

Love it. The standard for Napa zin. Plums, prunes, earth, cocoa, acid, well balanced, crowd pleaser, but still interesting. So good

Love it. The standard for Napa zin. Plums, prunes, earth, cocoa, acid, well balanced, crowd pleaser, but still interesting. So good

Feb 21st, 2022
Drew Miller

Think this might need more bottle time and it was pretty sweet. Not the best value for me. Big stuff.

Think this might need more bottle time and it was pretty sweet. Not the best value for me. Big stuff.

Oct 6th, 2021
Audrey Gorham

Very good. Nice balance.

Very good. Nice balance.

Jul 17th, 2021
Brandon Boesch

Excellent Napa zin for the price. Great dark fruits, cocoa, really good tannin and an earthiness that makes it so drinkable. Classic zin that I wish more sins imitated.

Excellent Napa zin for the price. Great dark fruits, cocoa, really good tannin and an earthiness that makes it so drinkable. Classic zin that I wish more sins imitated.

Jun 2nd, 2021
Walter Fahr

Extraordinary Zin. Bold, dark, luscious fruit. Reminds me more of a high end Napa Cab blend. Wonderful with a steak.

Extraordinary Zin. Bold, dark, luscious fruit. Reminds me more of a high end Napa Cab blend. Wonderful with a steak.

May 28th, 2021