We are honored to have made James Suckling’s 2018 Top 100 American Wines, and we are the only Zinfandel on the list! Thank you James Suckling for awarding our 2015 Black Chicken Zinfandel 95 points.
“Blueberries, slate, citrus, orange rind and raspberry cheesecake. Medium to full body, fine tannins and vibrant acidity, which really captivates you. A long, mineral-driven finish. This old-vine zin is a breath of fresh air. A fabulous, terroir-driven wine. Drink now or hold.”
Our 2016 Varozza Vineyard Zinfandel made #17 in Washington Wine Blog’s Top 100 with a score of 95 points awarded by Dr. Owen Bargreen.
“This historic Napa vineyard was first farmed by the Varozza family since 1913. The Zinfandel shows an intriguing translucence and starts off with cigar ash, cran-cherry, coffee ground and wild blackberry pie aromatics. I am in love with the purity of fruit here and seamless texture. Milk chocolate, crushed mint, black cherry cordial and roasted date flavors all impress. This stunning bottling is truly one of the best in California. Drink 2018-2030”
Bob Biale- A Hero Of Heritage
The December Wine Enthusiast Magazine featured Robert Biale Vineyards in “The Art of Zin” on pages 64-68 written by Virginie Boone, Jim Gordon & Matt Kettmann.
“Our remaining old vineyards in Napa are like historic treasures,” says Biale. It’s good to know that they’re in great hands. —Virginie Boone
Photo by Shelly Waldman https://www.winemag.com/2018/12/11/producers-best-california-zinfandel/