Wines

2016 Gaudi-Carli Barbera

2016 Gaudi-Carli Barbera

Calistoga Appellation, Napa Valley Barbera

At Gaudi Carli in Calistoga, we are dealing with a little patch of the only old vine Barbera we know of in Napa Valley and it is loaded with character. Who we have to thank for sticking with this 80 year-old vineyard is the Torrigino family, who together over decades, have kept the scant last acre of Gaudi Carli’s original vineyards going. Just amazing it’s still there…Rustic red fruits fill the nose along with Bing cherry, plum, Iris, cinnamon and rood beer. Medium light bodied with fleshy tannins lend way to some, earthier Barbera flavors of cassis, blackberry and porcini mushroom. This Old-World style wine has a nice balance of fresh acidity which makes for a mouthwatering finish. *The 2017 vintage will not be released due to the quality being compromised from the 2017 fires.

Technical Information

Harvest Dates

 

September 29, 2016

Vintage Notes

 

The 2016 growing season was near-perfect with an early start and ideal weather conditions throughout. A relatively steady and mild July and August and then a series of warm days at the end of the growing season, vineyards were able to progress to perfect ripeness. The season wrapped up beautifully as the first significant fall rainstorm arrived on October 14th – just after the last of our grapes were picked.

Ageability

 

Drinkable now and will continue to age well the next 5-7 years.

Alcohol

 

13.2%

Price

 

$48

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2017 Aldo’s Vineyard Zinfandel

2017 Aldo’s Vineyard Zinfandel

Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley Zinfandel

Aldo’s father Pietro Biale, an immigrant from a village near Genoa, began farming Zinfandel on Mt. Veeder at the Gier Ranch during prohibition, then several years later on their own property in Napa in 1937. For decades, Aldo, Christina, and the Biale family kept their Zinfandel tradition going by preserving and nurturing these nearly 80 year old vines and they are the oldest vines in Oak Knoll. Aromas of ripe strawberries, cinnamon toast, white peach, cola, maple and black cherry. The wine is concentrated yet fresh with an entry that is luxurious and soft. The tannins are supple and round. The wine is remarkably balanced with and elegant mouthwatering finish. It is immediately drinkable and worthy of 5 to 7 more years of cellar time. 300 cases produced. *2017 vintage to be released Fall 2019.

Technical Information

Harvest Dates

 

September 10, 2017

Vintage Notes

 

The 2017 growing season started out with ideal weather conditions. After a very wet winter, there was plenty of moisture available to the vines which made for vigorous canopy growth and a healthy crop load. Summer temperatures were well above average and then a series of heat spikes at the end of the growing season quickly pushed the Zinfandel to perfect ripeness.

Ageability

 

Immediately drinkable and worthy of 5 to 7 more years of cellar time.

Alcohol

 

14.9%

Price

 

$85

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2017 Bedrock Vineyard Zinfandel

2017 Bedrock Vineyard Zinfandel

Sonoma County Zinfandel

One of the oldest and grandest Zinfandel vineyards of them all is situated in the heart of Sonoma Valley as it traces back to the Civil War era. It was replanted in the 1880’s under the ownership of Senator George Hearst, and came under its new ownership in the 2000’s with father and son, Joel and Morgan Peterson. The 2017 vintage shows aromatics of stone fruits, Greek yogurt, orange rind, blueberry, cocoa powder, and earthy tones. A lively entry and medium body with opulent broad-spectrum tannins lead to a long juicy finish. Only 174 cases produced.

Technical Information

Harvest Dates

 

September 9, 2017

Vintage Notes

 

The 2017 growing season started out with ideal weather conditions. After a very wet winter, there was plenty of moisture available to the vines which made for vigorous canopy growth and a healthy crop load. Summer temperatures were well above average and then a series of heat spikes at the end of the growing season quickly pushed the Zinfandel to perfect ripeness.

Ageability

 

This wine is pleasurable now and will be drinking beautifully over the next 3-5 years.

Alcohol

 

14.5%

Price

 

$55

2017 Black Chicken Zinfandel

2017 Black Chicken Zinfandel

Napa Valley Zinfandel

Sourced from the same family vineyard that Aldo, Nonna, Bob Biale and the Biale family have farmed their whole lives, with additional grapes from our neighboring winery vineyard. The Oak Knoll winegrowing region is prevalent in this wine with its ripe aromatics and juicy acidity. The nose is full of vibrant Bing cherries, raspberries, cinnamon, white cake, fresh purple flowers, subtle dried herb and toasty brown spices. The entry is bright and gives way to supple, round tannins. The lovely finish is the signature of this elegant and remarkably balanced Zinfandel.

Technical Information

Harvest Dates

 

September 2-29, 2017

Vintage Notes

 

The 2017 growing season started out with ideal weather conditions. After a very wet winter, there was plenty of moisture available to the vines which made for vigorous canopy growth and a healthy crop load. Summer temperatures were well above average and then a series of heat spikes at the end of the growing season quickly pushed the Zinfandel to perfect ripeness.

Ageability

 

It is immediately drinkable and worthy of 5 to 7 more years of cellar time.

Alcohol

 

14.5%

Price

 

$49

2017 Falleri Vineyard Zinfandel

2017 Falleri Vineyard Zinfandel

Calistoga, Napa Valley Zinfandel

This historic little vineyard of head-trained vines at the edge of town in Calistoga was planted by immigrant Argentina Falleri in 1924. The vineyard was maintained by Argentina’s daughter Olivia and today is cared for by Argentina’s granddaughter, Sonya Spencer. Aromas of Bing cherry, yellow plum, dried strawberry and root beer. Medium bodied with light delicate tannins that build and lead to a long mouthwatering finish. This is a wine which will pair well with many fares. *2017 vintage available Fall 2019, only 25 cases produced, wait list available.

Technical Information

Harvest Dates

 

September 12, 2017

Vintage Notes

 

The 2017 growing season started out with ideal weather conditions. After a very wet winter, there was plenty of moisture available to the vines which made for vigorous canopy growth and a healthy crop load. Summer temperatures were well above average and then a series of heat spikes at the end of the growing season quickly pushed the Zinfandel to perfect ripeness.

Ageability

 

This wine is pleasurable now and will be drinking beautifully over the next 2-5 years.

Alcohol

 

14.3%

Price

 

$58

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2017 First Grade Zinfandel

2017 First Grade Zinfandel

Napa Valley Zinfandel

Do you still have ol’ schoolmates you have known since first grade? Bob and Dave are Napa Valley winery founders who are authentic examples. This wine is layered with a spectrum of black and red fruit characters. The base blend stood out from the beginning at fermentation and was culled from three Oak Knoll District Biale estate vineyard blocks. The final blend was finished with touches of Tempranillo, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Carignane and Early Burgundy. The wine is aged for 16 months in 50% new medium plus toasted French oak Burgundy barrels. Aromas and flavors of blackberry liqueur, raspberry preserves, fig newton, graham cracker, roasted walnut, cinnamon, clove, and dried flowers. It dazzles above the glass, resonates on the mid palate, and shimmers on the finish. It is exemplary of the Biale house style wherein balance and refinement are everything. There is a burst of Zinfandel essence and vineyard expression in this diligently-farmed wine with the nuances and detail that reflect highly-focused veteran craftsmanship. Made for the ages, this wine is expected to cellar for 10 years or more. Only 96 cases produced. The 2017 vintage to be released in late fall 2019.

Technical Information

Harvest Dates

 

September 2, 2017 to September 19, 2017

Vintage Notes

 

The 2017 growing season started out with ideal weather conditions. After a very wet winter, there was plenty of moisture available to the vines which made for vigorous canopy growth and a healthy crop load. Summer temperatures were well above average and then a series of heat spikes at the end of the growing season quickly pushed the Zinfandel to perfect ripeness.

Ageability

 

All the fundamentals are there for a marathon run in the cellar of 10 years or more.

Alcohol

 

14.8%

Price

 

$100

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2017 Founding Farmers Zinfandel

2017 Founding Farmers Zinfandel

Napa Valley Zinfandel

The mature and old vines in St. Helena produce a Zinfandel that is very aromatic with notes of black cherries, dark plum, red licorice, pomegranate, orange zest, and cocoa powder. The wine has a fresh and clean entry with subtle tannins. A beautiful oak profile and feminine qualities make this wine very approachable. The finish is long and has a juicy mouthwatering character. Pre-sold out to Black Chicken Society members.

Technical Information

Harvest Dates

 

September 6th and 14th, 2017

Vintage Notes

 

The 2017 growing season started out with ideal weather conditions. After a very wet winter, there was plenty of moisture available to the vines which made for vigorous canopy growth and a healthy crop load. Summer temperatures were well above average and then a series of heat spikes at the end of the growing season quickly pushed the Zinfandel to perfect ripeness.

Ageability

 

This wine is pleasurable now and will be drinking beautifully over the next 2-5 years.

Alcohol

 

14.5%

Price

 

$38

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2017 Grande Vineyard Zinfandel

2017 Grande Vineyard Zinfandel

Napa Valley Zinfandel

Just east of the historic Silverado Trail near the town of Napa, lies an old Zinfandel vineyard that is one of our favorite historic family stories in Napa Valley. Dorothy Rossi and her son, Tony Rossi, take care of an old-vine vineyard that was planted by Dorothy’s father, Theodosio Grande, in 1920–the same year that Dorothy was born! This family tradition is a classic example of what gave birth to the international stature that today’s Napa Valley now enjoys. Layers of aromatics including pear, strawberry, rhubarb, graham cracker, red apple, currants, and dried herbs. Fresh entry with medium body and building tannins. Flavors of blackberry, quince, and spiced cake. This is a versatile wine that can be enjoyed on its own or paired with many different fares. 425 cases produced. *2017 vintage to be released Fall 2019.

Technical Information

Harvest Dates

 

September 2, 2017 & September 10, 2017

Vintage Notes

 

The 2017 growing season started out with ideal weather conditions. After a very wet winter, there was plenty of moisture available to the vines which made for vigorous canopy growth and a healthy crop load. Summer temperatures were well above average and then a series of heat spikes at the end of the growing season quickly pushed the Zinfandel to perfect ripeness.

Ageability

 

This wine has a long finish showing great aging potential.

Alcohol

 

14.5%

Price

 

$55

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2017 Howell Mountain Zinfandel

2017 Howell Mountain Zinfandel

Howell Mountain, Napa Valley

First time Howell Mountain single vineyard offering. This new Biale Zinfandel comes from historic, century-old vineyards and displays all the beautiful traits for which Howell Mountain is known. At this lofty, sunny location, summer daytime temperatures are cooler, nights are warmer, breezes are steady, and the vines’ moderate growing season more gradual. This substantial wine displays a beautiful array of mocha, dark fruits, cherry candy wrapper, tree fruits, pear tarte tatin and salty/mineral notes that interplay nicely with ripe tannins, supple texture, lasting blackberry flavors and an elegant finish. Only 490 cases produced.

Technical Information

Harvest Dates

 

September 10, 2017

Vintage Notes

 

The 2017 growing season started out with ideal weather conditions. After a very wet winter, there was plenty of moisture available to the vines which made for vigorous canopy growth and a healthy crop load. Summer temperatures were well above average and then a series of heat spikes at the end of the growing season quickly pushed the Zinfandel to perfect ripeness.

Ageability

 

Howell Mountain red wines have a reputation among collectors for complexity, solid structure and long life, 7-10 years.

Alcohol

 

14.9

Price

 

$65

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2017 Limerick Lane Vineyard Zinfandel

2017 Limerick Lane Vineyard Zinfandel

Russian River Appellation, Sonoma County Zinfandel

We are tremendously honored to be releasing this Zinfandel from the historic Limerick Lane Vineyard, located near Healdsburg at the northeast corner of the cool Russian River AVA. This vineyard was first planted in 1910. Today, the estate vineyard comprised of historic vines as well as newer plantings is owned by longtime grape grower and Biale fan Jake Bilbro. Inky in color with attractive aromatics. Notes of wild blackberry, cola, tobacco leaf, molasses cinnamon and graham cracker. A lively entry with the weight of bold fruit and a popping acidity lends itself to a long and mouthwatering finish. This is a very age worthy wine. Only 94 cases produced. *2017 vintage to be released Fall 2019.

Technical Information

Harvest Dates

 

August 30, 2017

Vintage Notes

 

The 2017 growing season started out with ideal weather conditions. After a very wet winter, there was plenty of moisture available to the vines which made for vigorous canopy growth and a healthy crop load. Summer temperatures were well above average and then a series of heat spikes at the end of the growing season quickly pushed the Zinfandel to perfect ripeness.

Ageability

 

This wine is pleasurable now and will be drinking beautifully over the next 2-5 years.

Alcohol

 

14.5%

Price

 

$60

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2017 Monte Rosso Vineyard Zinfandel

2017 Monte Rosso Vineyard Zinfandel

Moon Mountain, Sonoma County Zinfandel

There is nothing quite like it. Huge, twisting, gnarled, mountain-rooted Zinfandel vines with a view of Sonoma Valley, San Francisco, and the Bay Area - thriving plants that are still producing thrilling wines since their origins in the 1880’s. Even the most jaded wine veterans are struck with awe upon seeing the great Monte Rosso Vineyard. This vintages shows Aromas of nectarine, Bing cherry, red vine licorice, wild iris, rhubarb and vanilla bean. A lively entry with good weight enhances the minerality and the zesty, natural acidity of this wine. Mountain tannins assure us of this wines graceful aging potential. 300 cases produced. *2017 vintage to be released Fall 2019.

Technical Information

Harvest Dates

 

August 30, 2017

Vintage Notes

 

The 2017 growing season started out with ideal weather conditions. After a very wet winter, there was plenty of moisture available to the vines which made for vigorous canopy growth and a healthy crop load. Summer temperatures were well above average and then a series of heat spikes at the end of the growing season quickly pushed the Zinfandel to perfect ripeness.

Ageability

 

Drinks beautifully now and shows 8-10 years ageing potential.

Alcohol

 

14.3%

Price

 

$70

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2017 Old Kraft Vineyard Zinfandel

2017 Old Kraft Vineyard Zinfandel

St. Helena Appellation, Napa Valley Zinfandel

Instead of tearing out the original Zinfandel and Petite Sirah vines that were planted in the 1890’s, Bill and Margie decided to go with the recommendation of vineyard guru Bill Pease who saw potential in the craggy, twisted plants. Bob Biale was brought in to assist and a project ensued to revitalize this rare swath of winemaking history. This is an elegant wine with hints of tropical fruits, cinamon, orange rind, white pepper and vanilla. The 2017 Old Kraft Zinfandel has a light and fresh entry and gentle tannins that build into a lengthy finish. Only 417 cases produced.

Technical Information

Harvest Dates

 

August 29, 2017

Vintage Notes

 

The 2017 growing season started out with ideal weather conditions. After a very wet winter, there was plenty of moisture available to the vines which made for vigorous canopy growth and a healthy crop load. Summer temperatures were well above average and then a series of heat spikes at the end of the growing season quickly pushed the Zinfandel to perfect ripeness. Only 417 cases produced.

Ageability

 

Drinks beautifully now and shows 7-10 years ageing potential

Alcohol

 

14.6%

Price

 

$55

2016 Pagani Ranch Zinfandel

2016 Pagani Ranch Zinfandel

Sonoma County Zinfandel

Planted originally in the 1880's then added to in the 1920's by Felice Pagani, most of the original vines still produce beautiful fruit. Much of it is field-blended: Zinfandel, Alicante, Lenoir, Petite Sirah, Grand Noir and numerous others-like a big old vine salad of many heritage varieties, if you will. The 2016 vintage has beautiful dark color with aromas of blackberry, ripe plum, tobacco, fig, chocolate, prosciutto and toasted vanilla oak. Dark fruits meet red fruits (rhubarb and pomegranate) on the palate. An integrated package of fat tannins and pleasing taut acidity. This is a big structured Zinfandel to watch develop over months and years to come. 200 cases produced. The 2017 vintage will not be released due to the quality being compromised from the 2017 fires.

Technical Information

Harvest Dates

 

September 24, 2016

Vintage Notes

 

The 2016 growing season was near-perfect with an early start and ideal weather conditions throughout. A relatively steady and mild July and August and then a series of warm days at the end of the growing season, vineyards were able to progress to perfect ripeness. The season wrapped up beautifully as the first significant fall rainstorm arrived on October 14th – just after the last of our grapes were picked.

Ageability

 

This is a big structured Zinfandel to watch develop over months and years to come.

Alcohol

 

14.6%

Price

 

$52

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2017 R.W. Moore Vineyard Zinfandel

2017 R.W. Moore Vineyard Zinfandel

Coombsville, Napa Valley Zinfandel

This is where the family of a seafarer by the name of Pleasant Ashley Stevens planted vines in 1905. Most of those vines still exist today thanks to the dedicated farming and wisdom of Bill Moore, a retired dentist, who purchased the property as his first home in the 1980’s. This is the oldest vineyard in Coombsville and amazingly enough–the region’s only Zinfandel. Rich and dense aromas of both black and blue fruits. Dark chocolate, toffee, crème brulee, and fresh herbs are also present. This wine has a graceful texture and is nicely balanced with deep mid-palate fruit and fresh acidity. 92 Points Awarded by Wine & Spirits

Technical Information

Harvest Dates

 

September 9, 2017

Vintage Notes

 

The 2017 growing season started out with ideal weather conditions. After a very wet winter, there was plenty of moisture available to the vines which made for vigorous canopy growth and a healthy crop load. Summer temperatures were well above average and then a series of heat spikes at the end of the growing season quickly pushed the Zinfandel to perfect ripeness.

Ageability

 

This is a very age-worthy wine which will continue to improve for the next 5-7 years.

Alcohol

 

15%

Price

 

$60

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2017 Stagecoach Vineyard Zinfandel

2017 Stagecoach Vineyard Zinfandel

Napa Valley Zinfandel

Stagecoach Vineyards in its entirety is no ordinary vineyard location–it is more like its own district in and around Atlas Peak, Pritchard Hill, and Oakville that encompasses hundreds of acres of prime mountain vineyards that supply dozens of winemakers with some of their most prized grapes. The 2017 Stagecoach is a serious red wine that shows the traits of what makes Napa Valley wines renowned and in-demand around the world. Layered, nuanced, sophisticated, and redolent with bold and ripe aromatics. This wine explodes out of the glass with wild blackberries, jasmine blossom, cola, notes of dried sage, wild iris and compote of mixed berries. Firm and succulent mid-palate tannins make for a long and juicy finish. This is a Zinfandel to drink and keep for five years or more. 498 cases produced. *2017 vintage to be released Fall 2019.

Technical Information

Harvest Dates

 

September 19, 2017

Vintage Notes

 

The 2017 growing season started out with ideal weather conditions. After a very wet winter, there was plenty of moisture available to the vines which made for vigorous canopy growth and a healthy crop load. Summer temperatures were well above average and then a series of heat spikes at the end of the growing season quickly pushed the Zinfandel to perfect ripeness.

Ageability

 

This wine is pleasurable now and will be drinking beautifully over the next 5+ years.

Alcohol

 

14.8%

Price

 

$62

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2017 Valsecchi Vineyard Zinfandel

2017 Valsecchi Vineyard Zinfandel

Carneros District, Sonoma County Zinfandel

The Valsecchi Vineyard is named for John Valsecchi, who after a life of dairy work, retired to farm the old Zinfandel vineyard near Sonoma he had purchased that was planted around 1900. Under the prideful and loving care of Valsecchi’s grandson, Ron Mick, the vineyard has survived with its ton or two of grapes going to Biale since 1995. This 2017 vintage makes you want to take a bite out of it. Strawberry, red plum, rhubarb, lychee, pastry and herbes de Provence are present in the nose of this lovely wine. It has concentrated fruit with a creamy texture and a punch of acidity which makes for a long mouthwatering finish. Only 80 cases produced.

Technical Information

Harvest Dates

 

September 12, 2017

Vintage Notes

 

The 2017 growing season started out with ideal weather conditions. After a very wet winter, there was plenty of moisture available to the vines which made for vigorous canopy growth and a healthy crop load. Summer temperatures were well above average and then a series of heat spikes at the end of the growing season quickly pushed the Zinfandel to perfect ripeness.

Ageability

 

This wine is pleasurable now and will be drinking beautifully over the next 3-5 years.

Alcohol

 

14.8%

Price

 

$58

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2017 Varozza Vineyard Zinfandel

2017 Varozza Vineyard Zinfandel

St. Helena Appellation, Napa Valley Zinfandel

At the northern edge of their 40 acres in St. Helena bordering York Creek is a patch of classic head-trained Zinfandel vines that, heading south, connects to a younger block of trellised vines. The 2017 vintage has rich aromatics of black cherry, dark plum, jasmine tea leaf, root beer and graham cracker. It has a plush and creamy mouthfeel that blankets the entire palate with viscosity and weight. This is a decadent Zinfandel that is drinking beautifully right out of the gate. Only 332 cases produced.

Technical Information

Harvest Dates

 

September 6th and 14th, 2017

Vintage Notes

 

The 2017 growing season started out with ideal weather conditions. After a very wet winter, there was plenty of moisture available to the vines which made for vigorous canopy growth and a healthy crop load. Summer temperatures were well above average and then a series of heat spikes at the end of the growing season quickly pushed the Zinfandel to perfect ripeness.

Ageability

 

A tremendous Zinfandel that will live a long life and drink beautifully in the shorter term, too.

Alcohol

 

14.6%

Price

 

$55

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2016 Basic Black

2016 Basic Black

Sonoma County Proprietary Red Wine

The 2016 Basic Black is loaded with complex undertones which interplay beautifully with exploding aromas of blackberry, violets, cocoa, cured ham, cinnamon and wet earth. Flavors of dark chocolate and dark fruits are integrated and proportioned across a foundation of dense mid palate tannins which lead to a long finish. This 2016 wine is a co-fermented reserve blend of 26% Grenache, 19% Early Burgundy, 17% Tempranillo, 14% Syrah, 12% Carignan, 12% Zinfandel. 600 cases produced.

Technical Information

Harvest Dates

 

September 16 & 18, 2016

Vintage Notes

 

The 2016 growing season was near-perfect with an early start and ideal weather conditions throughout. A relatively steady and mild July and August and then a series of warm days at the end of the growing season, vineyards were able to progress to perfect ripeness. The season wrapped up beautifully as the first significant fall rainstorm arrived on October 14th – just after the last of our grapes were picked.

Ageability

 

The lovely finish is the signature of this elegant, surprisingly feminine, and remarkably balanced red wine blend that is immediately drinkable and worthy of 5-7 years more.

Alcohol

 

14.8%

Price

 

$50

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2017 Nonna’s Vineyard Sangiovese

2017 Nonna’s Vineyard Sangiovese

Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley Sangiovese

In 1992, one year after we started the winery, Aldo converted a small vineyard block behind his house to Sangiovese and named it after his mother. It turned out to be so good that we broke from our Zinfandel course and added it to the Biale repertoire. This wine has aromas of Bing cherries, rhubarb, strawberries and red plum with hints of chamomile and savory spice. Medium bodied with a clean and bright entry. Full textural tannins with nice acidity make this a perfect wine for pairing with food. Drink now or cellar through 2021. Only 50 cases produced.

Technical Information

Harvest Dates

 

September 23, 2017

Vintage Notes

 

The 2017 growing season started out with ideal weather conditions. After a very wet winter, there was plenty of moisture available to the vines which made for vigorous canopy growth and a healthy crop load. Summer temperatures were well above average and then a series of heat spikes at the end of the growing season quickly pushed the Zinfandel to perfect ripeness.

Ageability

 

Drink now or cellar through 2022.

Alcohol

 

14.0%

Price

 

$48

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2016 Like Father Like Son Red Blend

2016 Like Father Like Son Red Blend

Napa Valley Petite Sirah/Syrah

Aromatics of Blackberry, dark plum, currants, cured meats, black and red licorice, violets, and earthy tones. A full-bodied wine with an Old-World flare which has youthful palate coating tannins and a long and satisfying finish. Some years in the cellar will broaden the palate even further and add more graceful notes to its already broad spectrum of aromas. This sophisticated, layered, seductive, multi-faceted 2016 blend features Petite Sirah from the Jefferson Block on the Biale Ranch in Napa and Old Kraft Vineyard in St. Helena with Syrah from Tjian Vineyard on Atlas Peak and Tempranillo from Varozza Vineyard in St. Helena. Only 300 cases produced. *The 2016 vintage will be released Fall 2019.

Technical Information

Harvest Dates

 

August 25, 2016-September 25, 2016

Vintage Notes

 

The 2016 growing season was near-perfect with an early start and ideal weather conditions throughout. A relatively steady and mild July and August and then a series of warm days at the end of the growing season, vineyards were able to progress to perfect ripeness. The season wrapped up beautifully as the first significant fall rainstorm arrived on October 14th – just after the last of our grapes were picked.

Ageability

 

Some years in the cellar will broaden the palate even further and add more graceful notes to its already broad spectrum of aromas.

Alcohol

 

14.4%

Price

 

$50

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2018 Rosato

2018 Rosato

California Rose

Vibrant bubblegum color with aromas of guava, watermelon jolly rancher, cherry blossoms, key lime, Bartlett pear, wet stone, and fresh herbs. There is a pleasing saliva-inducing tartness and a savory mouth-feel with a gentle touch of red wine tannins. Best to drink in its first year of release, these bottles go fast as the seasons kick in! Optimum serving temperature: 46°F–58°F. Only 220 cases produced.

Technical Information

Harvest Dates

 

August 28, 2018 (Sangiovese) and September 9, 2018 (Zinfandel)

Vintage Notes

 

The 2018 growing season was mild and long with steady temperatures. These conditions were ideal for early ripening and early picked wines such as the Sangiovese fruit used to make this Rosato.

Ageability

 

Best to drink in its first year of release.

Alcohol

 

13%

Price

 

$32

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Goetting’s Gold

Goetting’s Gold

Goetting's Gold 3 Bottle Set - One bottle (750 ml) each of 2015 Black Chicken, 2015 Pagani Zinfandel and 2015 Royal Punishers in Wood Box.

Technical Information

Price

 

$145

Dave’s Diamonds

Dave’s Diamonds

Dave's Diamonds 3 Bottle Set - One bottle (750 ml) each of 2015 Black Chicken, 2015 Royal Punishers Petite Sirah and 2015 Dessert Wine in Wood Box.

Technical Information

Vintage Notes

 

Dave's Diamonds 3 Bottle Set - One bottle (750 ml) each of 2015 Black Chicken, 2015 Royal Punishers Petite Sirah and 2015 Dessert Wine in Wood Box.

Price

 

$158

Robert’s Riches

Robert’s Riches

Robert's Riches 2 Bottle Set One bottle (750 ml) each of 2015 Black Chicken & 2015 Pagani Ranch Zinfandel in Wood Box

Technical Information

Vintage Notes

 

Robert's Riches 2 Bottle Set One bottle (750 ml) each of 2015 Black Chicken & 2015 Pagani Ranch Zinfandel in Wood Box

Alcohol

 

14.8%

Price

 

$100

2014 Basic Black

2014 Basic Black

Sonoma County Proprietary Red Wine

Loaded with bass notes and complex undertones which interplay beautifully with exploding aromas of blackberry, violets, spiced ham, cinnamon, graphite, rosemary, and an earthy forest floor component. Flavors of dark chocolate and dark fruits are integrated and proportioned across a foundation of dense tannins for a beautiful mouth feel, fresh and snappy acidity, and ripe fruit.

Technical Information

Harvest Dates

 

September 15-16, 2014

Vintage Notes

 

A warm, dry spring brought early bud break, helped with canopy vigor, berry size and created ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set under sunny skies. With the exception of one heat spike in late June/early July, temperatures were consistently in the zone for optimal vine activity, resulting in notably healthy vines as fruit went through veraison and started ripening. Ageability: The lovely finish is the signature of this elegant, surprisingly feminine, and remarkably balanced red wine blend that is immediately drinkable and worthy of 5-7 years more.

Ageability

 

The lovely finish is the signature of this elegant, surprisingly feminine, and remarkably balanced red wine blend that is immediately drinkable and worthy of 5-7 years more.

Alcohol

 

15.4%

Price

 

$50

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2014 Like Father Like Son

2014 Like Father Like Son

Napa Valley Petite Sirah/Syrah

Fragrant with blackberry, plum, ollalieberry, grapefruit rinds, currant liqueur, baked clay, fresh Provençale herbs, chamomile, dried aged meats, mortadella, black and red licorice and earthy spices. Awarded 92 Points from Wine Spectator.

Technical Information

Harvest Dates

 

September 9 – 30, 2014

Vintage Notes

 

A warm, dry spring brought early bud break, helped with canopy vigor and berry size. The conditions were ideal for flowering and fruit set under sunny skies. With the exception of one heat spike in late June/early July, temperatures were consistently in the zone for optimal vine activity, resulting in notably healthy vines as fruit went through veraison and started ripening.

Ageability

 

Some years in the cellar will broaden the palate even further and add more graceful notes to its already broad spectrum of aromas.

Alcohol

 

15.2%

Price

 

$48

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2016 Rosato

2016 Rosato

California Rose

A beautiful bubblegum hue attracts the eye and the nose is treated to cherry and plum blossoms, fresh apricot, golden apple, Bartlett pear, watermelon Jolly Rancher, saline, chalk dust, fresh herb such as thyme, sage and rosemary.

Technical Information

Harvest Dates

 

September 6, 2016 (Sangiovese) and September 27, 2016 (Zinfandel)

Vintage Notes

 

The 2016 growing season was near-perfect with an early start and ideal weather conditions throughout. A relatively steady and mild July and August and then a series of warm days at the end of the growing season, vineyards were able to progress to perfect ripeness. The season wrapped up beautifully as the first significant fall rainstorm arrived on October 14th – just after the last of our grapes were picked.

Ageability

 

Best to drink in its first year of release.

Alcohol

 

13%

Price

 

$30

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2015 E.B.A. (Extended Barrel Aged) Petite Sirah

2015 E.B.A. (Extended Barrel Aged) Petite Sirah

Napa Valley Petite Sirah

At Biale, we use an acronym - E.B.A. – Extended Barrel Aged. In certain vintages we hold back a small number of barrels of our crème de la crème of Petite Sirah to allow for extra development – up to 14 months extra. The extra time in barrel is very kind to the deep fruit and sturdy tannins of Petite Sirah – (well, the right Petite Sirah ) adding an extra dimension of fine texture and synthesis with the deep core of dark fruit the grape variety is famous for. The 2016 shows notes of black cherry, dark plum, fig, black tea, vanilla wafer. Soft and weighty entry with opulent black fruits layered with masculine tannins that build to a long, wet finish. Only 75 cases produced. 94 points awarded by International Wine Report. *The next vintage will not be released until 2020, stay tuned!

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Harvest Dates

 

September 09, 2015

Vintage Notes

 

Early harvest yields high quality wine grape crop. In spite of dry conditions, vintners are using words like “quality,” “complexity”, “ageability”, and “excellent” to describe their expectations for the 2015 vintage in Napa Valley. Harvest started and ended with record early dates.

Ageability

 

Some years in the cellar will broaden the palate even further and add more graceful notes to its already broad spectrum of aromas.

Alcohol

 

15.4%

Price

 

$75

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2017 Palisades Vineyard Petite Sirah

2017 Palisades Vineyard Petite Sirah

Calistoga, Napa Valley Petite Sirah

Domenico Barberis came to Calistoga in 1902 and soon thereafter was able to start a vineyard and ranch as well as his large family on a scenic property on Horns Creek. This eastern side of Calistoga features the spectacular geological formation named the Palisades. These dramatic west-facing cliffs are composed of igneous rock and were formed from volcanic upheaval millennia ago. A dramatic vineyard which produces dramatic wines. : Saturated deep purple ink color, dusty stony notes of minerals, dark rye bread, dried blueberry, chocolate cake, lavender, espresso, full/broad grippy mouthfeel, lingering fruit finish. This muscular Petite Sirah is pleasurable now and built for a long run – optimal drinking in 7-10 years. 175 cases produced. *2017 vintage to be released in Fall 2019.

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Harvest Dates

 

September 14, 2017

Vintage Notes

 

The 2017 growing season started out with ideal weather conditions. After a very wet winter, there was plenty of moisture available to the vines which made for vigorous canopy growth and a healthy crop load. Summer temperatures were well above average and then a series of heat spikes at the end of the growing season quickly pushed the Zinfandel to perfect ripeness.

Ageability

 

A cellar treasure for a at least a decade.

Alcohol

 

14.8%

Price

 

$58

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2016 Petite Sirah Dessert Wine

2016 Petite Sirah Dessert Wine

Napa Valley Petite Sirah

Inky dark purple, aromatic black currants, blueberry, graham cracker, cedar, hints of clove, mocha, and black tea. Medium sweetness, firm structure, balanced fruit, acidity and alcohol. 2017 vintage to be released October 2019.

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Harvest Dates

 

September 13, 2016

Vintage Notes

 

The 2016 growing season was near-perfect with an early start and ideal weather conditions throughout. With a relatively steady and mild July and August and then a series of warm days at the end of the growing season, vineyards were able to progress to perfect ripeness. The season wrapped up beautifully as the first significant fall rainstorm arrived on October 14th – just after the last of our grapes were picked.

Ageability

 

Drinks beautifully and shows 10-15 years ageing potential.

Alcohol

 

19%

Price

 

$68

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2017 Royal Punishers Petite Sirah

2017 Royal Punishers Petite Sirah

Napa Valley Petite Sirah

The 2017 Royal Punishers has a deep, blackish blue color profile. Aromas of dusty currants, blueberry, quince, violets, figs, molasses, graphite and baked rye. The entry is weighty with a broad mid-palate structure which has layers of ripe, black fruit flavors. The oak profile is balanced and the tannins are mouthwatering and medium grained which hold the fruit profile and carry a long, lingering finish. Available April 2019.

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Harvest Dates

 

September 23, 2017

Vintage Notes

 

The 2017 growing season started out with ideal weather conditions. After a very wet winter, there was plenty of moisture available to the vines which made for vigorous canopy growth and a healthy crop load. Summer temperatures were well above average and then a series of heat spikes at the end of the growing season quickly pushed the Zinfandel to perfect ripeness.

Ageability

 

Great to drink now, but some cellar ageing will benefit this wine through 2024

Alcohol

 

14.9%

Price

 

$48

2015 Grande Vineyards Magnum

2015 Grande Vineyards Magnum

Napa Valley Zinfandel

Layers of aromatics including red plum, strawberry, graham cracker, peach, dried herbs, currants, and white pepper. Soft entry with medium weight that is fresh and supple. Building tannins with flavors of blackberry, quince and spiced cake.

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Harvest Dates

 

September 2, 2015 & September 10, 2015

Vintage Notes

 

Early harvest yields high quality wine grape crop. In spite of dry conditions, vintners are using words like “quality,” “complexity”, “age-ability”, and “excellent” to describe their expectations for the 2015 vintage in Napa Valley. Harvest started and ended with record early dates.

Ageability

 

This wine has a long finish showing great aging potential. 5 to 7 years

Alcohol

 

14.4%

Price

 

$125

2015 R.W. Moore Vineyard

2015 R.W. Moore Vineyard

Coombsville, Napa Valley Zinfandel

Beautiful Dark blue-black color with aromas of both black and bing cherry, black tea, fresh herb and dusty minerality with earthy tones. This wine has a graceful texture and is nicely balanced with deep mid-palate fruit and fresh acidity. Awarded 90 Points from Wine Spectator. Watch on Youtube

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Harvest Dates

 

September 13, 2015

Vintage Notes

 

Early harvest yields high quality wine grape crop. In spite of dry conditions, vintners are using words like “quality,” “complexity”, “ageability”, and “excellent” to describe their expectations for the 2015 vintage in Napa Valley. Harvest started and ended with record early dates. Ageability: This wine is pleasurable now and will be drinking beautifully over the next 3-5 years.

Ageability

 

This wine is pleasurable now and will be drinking beautifully over the next 3-5 years.

Alcohol

 

14.8%

Price

 

$55

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2015 Valsecchi Vineyard

2015 Valsecchi Vineyard

Carneros District Sonoma Valley Zinfandel

Both red and black fruits are present in the nose of this lovely wine. Strawberry/rhubarb pie and exotic fruits also fill the nose. This wine has concentrated fruit with a punch of acid which makes for a beautiful interplay and balance with a long refreshing finish.

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Harvest Dates

 

September 10, 2015

Vintage Notes

 

Early harvest yields high quality wine grape crop. In spite of dry conditions, vintners are using words like “quality,” “complexity”, “ageability”, and “excellent” to describe their expectations for the 2015 vintage in Napa Valley. Harvest started and ended with record early dates.

Ageability

 

This wine is pleasurable now and will be drinking beautifully over the next 3-5 years.

Alcohol

 

14.9%

Price

 

$58

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2015 Varozza Vineyard

2015 Varozza Vineyard

St. Helena Appellation Zinfandel

This wine has a dark fruit profile with dark berries, black and red cherry, black tea, dusty minerality and earthy tones. It has a plush mouth-feel and a graceful texture. Awarded 91 Points from Wine Enthusiast.

Technical Information

Harvest Dates

 

August 26-27, 2015

Vintage Notes

 

Early harvest yields high quality wine grape crop. In spite of dry conditions, vintners are using words like “quality,” “complexity”, “ageability”, and “excellent” to describe their expectations for the 2015 vintage in Napa Valley. Harvest started and ended with record early dates.

Ageability

 

A tremendous Zinfandel that will live a long life and drink beautifully in the shorter term, too.

Alcohol

 

14.8%

Price

 

$50

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