“Nice well rounded Zin

“the fruit you expect from a great bambly napa zin but with perfect balance – nothing is off. very, very good”

Biale is the gold standard for Zins, and this is one of their better ones. Incredibly balanced, graceful finish. Definitely not a fruit bomb, but heavy enough to impart intense flavor.”

“A classic Zinfandel with black raspberry flavors predominating.”

“Always good, if not great high octance Zin.”


Everything that you could hope for from a black chicken

“15.9% alcohol. Pushing the boundaries of ripeness, this nearly black-colored wine with a purple tinge has a jammy, slightly spicy bouquet. In the mouth, it goes for fruit all the way, no messing around, with some spice influence. It veers almost to the sweet, almost going over the edge, but comes back with a nice hit of acidity and a quite tannic finish. The definition of pure hedonism in a bottle.”

“Excellent wine. Had it on the 4th with pulled pork. Bit high in alcohol BUT, great zin color, interesting nose and on the palate a perfect match with the dish.”

“Intense, but smooth. Great finish and exceptional price value”.

“Improved over the meal – big, rich, full – fruit forward. Has just enough of the pepper to keep the jamminess in check.”

“Stunning Zinfandel. Inviting and lush bramble-fruit nose. Smooth, dark and rich, but very balanced with a laser focus on the fruit. Beautifully integrated and a house-guest finish (it stays for days). Just so well made.”

“Balanced. Refreshing. Blueberry and rhubarb pie. No overoaking in this fruit bomb; Biale never overoaks. Not elegant or overly remarkable but Biale is the “zin master” and they always pairs beautifully with bar-b-que. Fathers day 2011 was memorable and Biale was there as a friend for life.

“Tim and I both found this Zin a delightful addition to lunch. A great big Zinfandel dark ruby red in color. The nose is reserved but this a very young wine, a little white pepper, pencil box of cedar and graphite. A very full body with pleasant fruit, sweet, acidic middle, very mild supple tannin. A well made Zin, the back story on the label is that during prohibition if wanted wine from the Biale Farm they would make an order Black Chicken on the farms party line.”

“Yum. Well-balanced blend of dark fruit, white pepper, and smooth tannins.”

“Big jammy Zin. Fantastic.”

“Bouquet of dust, minerals and muted dark fruit. Could’ve passed for a CDP. No heat on nose or pallet. Nice tartness and acidity levels; not dry or tannic. A definite drink now and opens up nicely after 15 minutes. What I like most about this wine is the dustiness throughout the entire tasting experience and the sensational balance. Jammy Lip smacker—drink at 60-65 degrees—not room temp.”

“Had this in Door County, reminded me of the tasting at the winery. Aromas of blackberry. Long finish, paired well with the Marieke Gouda we found at the cheese market. You just can’t go wrong with a Biale Zin”

Amazing for a 12 year old Zin. Nose was strong with fruit but smooth. Let it breath for just 20 minutes or so and was rewarded with the smoothest, most sophisticated Zin I’ve ever had.

“Very first taste with no decant gave me impression that I would be blown away. Even though it didn’t ever achieve that performance, it was delicious and among best zins I’ve ever had. With pizza, you can search all you want but you’ll never find a better pairing. Biale never ceases to be unequalled in zin and it won’t be long before they achieve iconic status.”

“Wine was vibrant and fresh with plenty of acidity and a great core of black fruit. An excellent Zin given it’s age and extends the pedigree of this producer!”

“Never fails to impress. Lots of fruit, tannins and alcohol. Drinking great right now!”