2018 ROBERT BIALE BLACK CHICKEN NAPA VALLEY ZINFANDEL
The Biale’s source the iconic Black Chicken Zinfandel grapes from the same vineyard that they’ve farmed for generations. This vineyard is in Napa Valley’s Oak Knoll district. The region has complex soils and a micro-climate that’s one of the coolest in Napa Valley, producing gorgeous fruit with incredible character.
The 2018 vintage was a faultless growing season, that was virtually uninterrupted by significant heat spikes, providing a prolonged hang-time, allowing the fruit to accumulate intense flavor and complexity. The resulting wine is penetrating, deep and supple, with laser definition and a mouth-quenching elegance that’s a hallmark for the wine.