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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
Speaking of the 2008 Zinfandel Black Chicken, it has a beautiful nose of sweet, jammy black cherries and raspberries, a dark ruby/purple-tinged col... Read more
Dense yet sleek, with blackberry and cracked pepper aromas and complex, layered flavors of plum, licorice and roasted sage, finishing with firm, lo... Read more
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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
External Reviews for Robert Biale Zinfandel Oak Knoll Black Chicken Biale Winery Vineyard
Speaking of the 2008 Zinfandel Black Chicken, it has a beautiful nose of sweet, jammy black cherries and raspberries, a dark ruby/purple-tinged color, and an expansive, medium to full-bodied mouthfeel as well as lots of heady glycerin. This full-throttle, lusty, delicious, silky-textured wine cascades over the palate with no hard edges. It should be drunk over the next 3-4 years.
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.
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 biggest production wine in this portfolio is the 2007 Zinfandel Black Chicken (3,150 cases). The words "Black Chicken" were code words for a bottle of Zinfandel during Prohibition. It is a delicious, fruit-forward, medium to full-bodied effort revealing abundant black raspberry, cherry, and forest floor characteristics. Supple, generous, and opulent, this seductive Zinfandel should drink well for 5-6 years.
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.
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.
Big flavors of mixed warm berries black cherries round tannins mulling spices and a touch of pepper and toasty vanilla. A comforting sipper on its own this fantastic classic also pairs wonderfully with smokey barbecue burgers pizza or hearty pasta. For added softness and aromatics stash a few bottles in a cool cellar for 5-8 years.
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