Robert Biale Vineyards

The Biale family, immigrants from Northern Italy, began growing grapes in Napa in the 1930’s – Zinfandel only. Zinfandel, California’s adopted grape, was widely planted by immigrants throughout the State’s history as a highly flavorful red grape well-suited for the climate. Each harvest, the Biale’s fruit was routinely sold for bulk wine. For decades before the global demand for Napa Valley wine, one winery, the Napa Valley Co-Op winery, processed almost half of Napa’s grapes. Before big companies moved in, most of Napa’s fruit was grown by local farmers like the Biales. In fact, prunes and walnuts were as valuable as grapes in those days, and the Biale farm produced its share along with eggs and vegetables. Committed to the tradition of farming grapes, the Biales decided in 1991 to form a partnership with the goal of producing a world-class wine from the oldest Zinfandel vines on the ranch. The team: Al Perry, winemaking; Dave Pramuk, Marketing; Aldo and Bob Biale farming. The wine, Read more »

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  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Petite Sirah

    History of the grape: Petite Syrah is often confused with its parent grape, Syrah, but it has been identified as a se...

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  • Robert Biale Pagani Vineyard Zinfandel 2012

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  • Robert Biale Zinfandel Old Kraft 2012

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  • Robert Biale Zinfandel Varozza 2012

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  • Biale Zinfandel Napa Black Chicken 2012

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    Finally I get to taste Biale Zin. Thanks for the pour Mr. Dave Pramuk.! Legendary meeting. 1st Class. Black Chicken Ranch and Monte Rosso USA Zinfandel. Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin


  • Perhaps we could use a place to share recent purchases...Here are some '12 Burlotto Langhe Nebbiolo, which came highly recommended from a trusted friend who just got back from a month in Italy. I'm not seeing many available in the States quite yet, but was happy to find these locally. Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • I was fortunate to be able to attends last weeks ZAP Experience. As you might know this year’s event differed from those in years past as the event was broken down into additional components.  The trade and media portion of the Experience is now a discreet tasting, and the grand tasting has been broken out into sections, that took place on the g... Read More

    From the article ZAP: Forum of Flavors


  • Robert Biale Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Monte Rosso 2012

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  • Robert Biale Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Monte Rosso 2012

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    Rich and perfumed with floral notes, lots of macerated herb notes, ripe and cocoa scented, and a bit candied with hints of banana and grape taffy. Lighter on entry than the nose might suggest with an earthy core to the bitter black cherry fruit. There's a nice hint of floralish and orange rindy in the mouth, with lovely purity to the slightly ru... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Robert Biale Vineyards Founding Farmers Zinfandel 2011

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    Nice perfume on this wine. Pretty and red. My style of zin. Great wine.93 pts. Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • Robert Biale Vineyards Palisades Vineyard Petite Sirah 2010

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    Dusty loganberry, boysenberry, violet and lavender. Nice and pretty with rich texture and flavors. Good balance. 10/25/13 at winery93 pts. Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


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