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

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

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  • Robert Biale Zinfandel Black Chicken 2007

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  • Robert Biale Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Monte Rosso Vineyard 2006

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  • Robert Biale Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Monte Rosso Vineyard 2008

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  • Robert Biale Zinfandel Oak Knoll Black Chicken Biale Winery Vineyard 2008

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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 Read More

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  • Robert Biale Zinfandel Napa Valley Stagecoach Vineyard 2007

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  • Robert Biale Zinfandel Black Chicken 2007

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  • We did a blind tasting of zinfandel, as I was curious how the big ticket and ... ... Zinfandel California 2007Robert Biale Vineyards Zinfandel Black Chicken Vineyard 2006Ravenswood Teldeschi Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 2005Dashe Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 2007Outpost Howell Mountain Zinfandel 2005Bonus Wine- Blockheadia Ringnosii Zinfandel Sono... Read More

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  • Biale Black Chicken 2006

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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 Schreiner's Winers zin tasting 9/18/10 Read More

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  • I am hosting a Schreiner's Winers tasting Saturday and we're covering zins.  I was wondering what some Snooth favorites are.  I am looking to get 6-9 bottles from various areas and price ranges.  I already have a 2007 Plungerhead.  I was thinking something from Ridge?  Robert Biale?  Renwood, Ravenswood or Cosentino.  Thoughts? Read More

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  • Prompted by the invitation from David Long of David Arthur Vineyards, after a few hours of sleep and some cleaning up, I ventured down to Bellaggio.  I found Olives and simply said (as instructed) "I am with David Arthur", and was directed in.  I looked around and didn't see David, but the room was full of people dressed to the nines mingling, d... Read More

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