Biale Black Chicken 2006

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This blackish purple wine shows currant, blackberry, dried fruit, molasses, berry jam and vanilla flavors on its lusc...

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Rumson, NJ (2,500 mi)
USD 49.99
750ml
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Spicy nose of dark fruit. Dusty. Nice acidity, feels warm on the palate. Briary berry fruit. Bright zin fruit and acidity. - Blind tasted at ... Read more

Fragrant and complex, with mustard seed, black pepper, raspberry and tangy plum flavors. Crisp structure and cedar tones linger on the earthy finis... Read more

This blackish purple wine shows currant, blackberry, dried fruit, molasses, berry jam and vanilla flavors on its luscious mid-palate. Supple young ... Read more

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.00 5
09/20/2010

Spicy nose of dark fruit. Dusty. Nice acidity, feels warm on the palate. Briary berry fruit. Bright zin fruit and acidity. - Blind tasted at Schreiner's Winers zin tasting 9/18/10


External Reviews for Biale Black Chicken

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Fragrant and complex, with mustard seed, black pepper, raspberry and tangy plum flavors. Crisp structure and cedar tones linger on the earthy finish. Drink now through 2007.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

This blackish purple wine shows currant, blackberry, dried fruit, molasses, berry jam and vanilla flavors on its luscious mid-palate. Supple young tannins emerge on the rich, jammy finish.


External Review
Source: The Wine Closet
07/21/2010

Robert Biale 06 Black Chicken Zinfandel A couple hundred yards away from Aldos Vineyard, directly behind Aldos home, is a different vineyard whose grapes produce a different wine with a unique name - Black Chicken.The name originates from the years after Prohibition when Aldo and his mother Christina Biale farmed not only Zinfandel, walnuts and prunes, but a sizeable population of white chickens. Selling and delivering eggs around town became for the Biales a thriving business. Phone orders over the party-line for eggs and other produce were a regular occurrence. Vintage Notes: Early rain, late June heat spell, perfect October. Harvest Dates: 9/29, 10/9-10,10/12 Winemaking: The fruit was hand-sorted first in the field then again at the winery. Open-top fermentation and punched down three times per day. Pressed to Burgundian oak - 25% new. Aged 14 months. Alcohol: 15.8% Winemakers Tasting Notes: Dense blackberry, raspberry preserves, and black cherry flavors are layered with allspice, toasty grilled bread, and vanilla bean. Broad on flavors and soft in texture, the anticipated drinking range of this newly-hatched bird is 2009 - 2016.


External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
07/31/2008

The Biale family, immigrants from Northern Italy, began growing grapes in Napa in the 1930's - Zinfandel only. This is a spicy, rich Zinfandel with lots of ripe, dark fruits on the palate.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Ruby-red. Superripe aromas of raspberry liqueur, smoked meat, spices, espresso and flowers; slightly roasted suggestion of late-picked fruit. Rich, chewy and high-toned, with a sappy quality and plenty of acidity to the intense raspberry liqueur flavor. Obviously high in alcohol, but creamy, concentrated and quite long. Strong tannins are buffered by sheer sweetness of fruit. Fans of big, bold zinfandels will not feel cheated by this one.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Dense yet sleek, with blackberry and cracked pepper aromas and complex, layered flavors of plum, licorice and roasted sage, finishing with firm, loamy tannins. Needs time. Best from 2012 through 2016.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The 2004 Zinfandel Black Chicken (the Prohibition erarsquo;s code word for bootleg wine) tips the scales at 16.5% alcohol. This chicken can partyhellip; as evidenced by the winersquo;s blockbuster perfume of briery fruit, spice box, pepper, sweet currants and cherries, and licorice. Spicy, with fabulous fruit, a full-bodied opulence, loads of glycerin, and a heady finish, it can be drunk now and over the next 5ndash;7 years.


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Winemaker's Notes:

This blackish purple wine shows currant, blackberry, dried fruit, molasses, berry jam and vanilla flavors on its luscious mid-palate. Supple, young tannins emerge on the rich and jammy finish.

This blackish purple wine shows currant, blackberry, dried fruit, molasses, berry jam and vanilla flavors on its luscious mid-palate. Supple, young tannins emerge on the rich and jammy finish.

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