Red

2009 Robert Biale Zinfandel Varozza Vineyard

Zinfandel

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • St. Helena
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Community Tasting Notes 13

  • jlgnml Likes this wine: 93 points

    November 26, 2019 - Stunning, good from the first drop,till the last, great spice, rich berry flavor, good finish.

  • wynlvr wrote: 92 points

    February 26, 2019 - A beautiful wine.

  • Bodyfxr wrote: 92 points

    November 22, 2018 - Decanted for 3 1/2 hours. Deep purple with crimson on the edge showing its age a bit. The nose is HUGE. Black fruit compote, stewed plums, prunes, baking spices make for an olfactory delight. Fast forming legs give way to a palate of red and blackberry preserves, spice cake, and a smooth yet a lightly spicy finish. A beautiful wine , however not a crowd pleaser at TG dinner. A lovely Biale zin in my book.

  • JSolo Likes this wine: 92 points

    November 30, 2017 - This is the consistent quality zin that I have come to expect from Biale.

  • JuliannaDHS wrote: 86 points

    May 7, 2017 - High alcohol and it tasted like it. Oaky too. Maybe better in a few years.

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Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    New Releases from Napa Valley (Dec 2011) (link)

    (Robert Biale Vineyards Zinfandel Varozza Vineyard St. Helena) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2011, IWC Issue #156 (link)

    (Robert Biale Vineyards Zinfandel Varozza Vineyard St. Helena Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

Sommelier Journal

  • By Randy Caparoso
    July 31, 2011 (link)

    (Robert Biale Vineyards Zinfandel Varozza Vineyard, Napa Valley) From a vineyard in the St. Helena AVA, farmed by the Varozza family since 1913, but planted to a unique, thicker-skinned clone than is found in Old Crane and Old Kraft, this Zin displays less cherry and more raspberry, hinting at black chocolate, along with denser tannins—the pretty, lush fruit falling off sturdy shoulders. Special Report: Napa Valley Zinfandel

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Robert Biale
  • Varietal Zinfandel
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Varozza Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation St. Helena

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 79 (34%)
  • Consumed 150 (65%)

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