2006 Robert Biale Zinfandel Black Chicken


  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley

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Community Tasting Note

  • Caring_Bear wrote: 90 points

    November 9, 2008 - Little early to be trying this, but gave it a shot.
    On the nose the fruit - a variety of red and darks - come through cleanly despite the higher alcohol content and the early age. Hay and spices are in the background. Not as much depth here as some other Biales, but a great representation of a true zin
    On the palate it's surprisingly in balance for the age, and the nose does not deceive, this is fruit-forward, big time zin.
    This is another example of what I would call a creamy zin - along the lines of a Rafanelli or Outpost.
    There are better QPRs out there, but this is a great zin that I look forwarding to trying over the next 4-5 yrs.


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