Red

2011 Robert Biale Zinfandel Black Chicken

Zinfandel

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 47

  • ebert Likes this wine: (93 points)

    April 3, 2016 - Great earthiness, complexity and good balance. Tasting great right now and tasted great over 3 nights after opening.

  • Bellissimo wrote:

    March 5, 2016 - 15.8% alcohol had me a bit scared but it never really shows itself. Instead one gets lots of bright expressive red and blue fruits, a little soy and pepper on the finish. Would pair well with ribs or brisket.

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  • vbwineenthusiast Likes this wine: (91 points)

    February 18, 2016 - Great as always

  • shank wrote: (88 points)

    February 9, 2016 - Not as big as I remember. Still hot!

  • Baudelaire wrote: (89 points)

    December 15, 2015 - Despite the 16% alcohol, the heat, while there, wasn't excessive. Tasted after being opened for 3 hours: Nice acid level, some spice (white pepper, touch of cedar and clove) alongside red fruits. Great with stewed short ribs.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2013, IWC Issue #168 (link)

    (Robert Biale Vineyards Zinfandel Black Chicken Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    2/2/2013 (link) 93 points

    (Robert Biale Zinfandel Black Chicken) Medium red violet color; appealing, lavender, tart berry, black currant nose; tasty, tart berry, pepper, tart black currant palate with medium acidity; needs 2 years; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type Red
  • Producer Robert Biale
  • Varietal Zinfandel
  • Designation Black Chicken
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Codes 1000000000224, 8022610000449

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 10 (1%)
  • In Cellars 794 (50%)
  • Consumed 769 (49%)

Food Pairing

Chciago Deepdish Pizza

Who Likes This Wine

98% Like It  47 votes