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2008 Robert Biale Zinfandel "Black Chicken"

Robert Biale 2008 Black Chicken Zinfandel

Winery: Robert Biale

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Black Chicken"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: Zinfandel

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $40

Cases produced: 2,700

KWG Score: 92 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: November 30, 2011

Wine Review: This opaque and very dark purple colored Zinfandel from Robert Biale opens with a fragrant pomegranate and black raspberry jam bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a blackberry jam with notes of black pepper, black cherry, and black currant. The finish is dry and dusty vanilla oak tannins linger for quite some time. This big fruit bomb Zin would pair well with a big rack of barbecue ribs. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Nice brilliant deep ruby color, silky tannins, bright blackberry, raspberry and juicy cherry fruit; textural round mouthfeel, toasted nuts, allspice, dried herb, and a hint of five-spice. Drinkable now. Will improve over 3-4 years.

Organic status: not organic

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