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super peppery. a little too much spice for peppercorn steak. maybe try with lightly peppered steak. intense! enjoyed at el gaucho in bellevue wa Read more
Sexy palate, not overly peppery or jammy. Blackberry and black pepper aromas greet you. Layered plum, licorice and roasted sage on the palate. L... Read more
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super peppery. a little too much spice for peppercorn steak. maybe try with lightly peppered steak. intense! enjoyed at el gaucho in bellevue wa
Sexy palate, not overly peppery or jammy. Blackberry and black pepper aromas greet you. Layered plum, licorice and roasted sage on the palate. Loamy tannin. - Tasted at Marché Bacchus 9/18/10
- Tasted 2/27/10
I'll take a dozen eggs, a pound of figs & a 'Black Chicken'. So it went at the Biale farm during prohibition when the locals wanted a little illicit Zin. We love subversives. You'll love the jammy fruit.
My favorite wine of the season. Just bought a case for the holidays. I may have to keep it all to myself. Fantastico....veramente eccezionale!!
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
Are you a member of the secret Black Chicken society? You don't know what you're missing then.
External Reviews for Robert Biale Zinfandel Black Chicken Napa
Winemaker's Tasting Notes:Vibrant purple color, spicy aromas, juicy blackberry and red raspberry fruit; baking spices: anise, clove, juniper berry, white pepper, and cinnamon; relaxed tannins and bouncy acidity.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 - 20% new. Aged 14 months.Alcohol: 15.8%3646 cases made. ** Only 1 in Stock **
A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 2010 Robert Biale Vineyards Zinfandel Black Chicken Vineyard 750ml
The full-throttle, exotic 2002 Zinfandel Black Chicken exhibits aromas of incense, animal fur, black fruits, jammy berries, earth, and pepper. With 16.7% alcohol, this rich, pure, impeccably well-balanced 2002 should drink well for 5-7 years.
The deep ruby/purple-tinged 2003 Zinfandel Black Chicken (16% alcohol) reveals a big, projected nose of black fruits, licorice, and plums. Full-bodied, opulent, and fleshy, it is a pure, exotic, hedonistic Zin to enjoy over the nest 5-6 years.
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.
The 2004 Zinfandel Black Chicken (the Prohibition era's code word for bootleg wine) tips the scales at 16.5% alcohol. This chicken can party... as evidenced by the wine'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 5-7 years.
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.
Another in a line of big, bruiser, powerful yet gloriously drinkable Zins from Robert Biale. 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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