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Did you miss out on the 2015 Black Chicken? Are you building a vertical of this highly sought after red? Either way, don't wait too long, the 2016 vintage of this cult status Napa Zinfandel has just been released and it is destined to sell out fast!
The name Black Chicken is synonymous with the iconic Napa Valley region, but it's also known for producing the ultimate expression of Zinfandel. Bob Biale has mastered the knack for creating perfect Zinfandel out of his small vineyard that has been family-owned for almost a century.
Some of the vineyard plantings date back to 1880s, which deliver an almost indescribable rich, opulent flavour. If you are a Zinfandel lover, this is a rare offer you won’t want to miss!
The nose is full of vibrant black cherries, dried fig, pomegranate, wild black berry, fresh dark flowers, subtle dried herb, toasty brown spices and fruit cake. The entry is soft and weighty and gives way to supple, round tannins.
About the wine
The Biale family began selling their Zinfandel known as “Black Chicken” over a phone service in the 1940’s. When someone wanted a bottle of red wine, they would ask for a 'Black Chicken' to disguise their purchase.
Since prohibition, the Biale family has gained the reputation of crafting some of the best Zinfandels available anywhere.
Zinfandel shows the strongest expression of each site it is planted, and with Biale’s old vines rooted so deeply in their original vineyards, the wines show some of the greatest expressions of terroir noted by industry leaders.
4.3/5.0 – Vivino Rating (20 Reviews)
Appellation: Napa Valley, California
4.3★ - Vivino Users (20 Reviews)
"Balanced in every way. Perfect soft cherry raspberry fruit forward and smooth finish." - Jay O.
"High but integrated alcohol at 14.8%. Jammy red fruit, licorice, dough, cooked tomatoes, slight leather and game. Soft tannins and long finish." - Kevin S. 2015 vintage.
"Love this zin! Great story behind it. Paired amazingly with the famous Mrs. S flank steak. Perfect balance between spice and fruit. Good times!" - Steven S. 2014 vintage.