Wines

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.

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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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2016 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. The OKD wine growing region is prevalent in this wine with its dark color, ripe aromatics and juicy acidity. Aromas of ripe strawberries, lavender, dried flowers, pear tarte tatin, maple and black cherry. The wine is concentrated yet fresh with an entry that is luxurious and pillowy soft. The tannins are supple and round. The wine is remarkably balanced with and elegant mouthwatering finish. 325 cases produced. 94 points awarded by International Wine Report.

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Harvest Dates

 

September 10, 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

 

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

Alcohol

 

14.9%

Price

 

$85

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2016 Bedrock Vineyard Zinfandel

Sonoma County Zinfandel

Layers of aromas including red fruits, dried herbs, orange rind, vanilla, cocoa powder, parsnips and earthy tones. This wine is medium bodied with opulent broad spectrum tannins that hit every corner of the palate. This wine is pleasurable now and will be drinking beautifully over the next 3-5 years. Only 273 cases produced. Watch winemaker tasting notes. 93 points awarded by International Wine Report. Pre-sold Out to Black Chicken Society Members

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Harvest Dates

 

September 9, 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 wine is pleasurable now and will be drinking beautifully over the next 3-5 years.

Alcohol

 

14.8%

Price

 

$52

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2016 Black Chicken Zinfandel

Napa Valley Zinfandel

The Oak Knoll winegrowing region is prevalent in this wine with its dark color, ripe aromatics and juicy acidity. 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. Watch winemaker tasting notes. 93 points awarded by International Wine Report.

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Harvest Dates

 

September 2-29, 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

 

The lovely finish is the signature of this elegant, surprisingly feminine, and remarkably balanced Zinfandel that is immediately drinkable and worthy of 5 to 7 more years of cellar time.

Alcohol

 

14.7%

Price

 

$48

2016 Falleri Vineyard Zinfandel

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 apricot, pink taffy, yellow plum and dried strawberry. Medium bodied with light delicate tannins and a snappy acidity. This is a wine which will pair well with many fares. Only 95 cases were produced from this relic of Calistoga history.

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Harvest Dates

 

September 12, 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 wine is pleasurable now and will be drinking beautifully over the next 2-5 years.

Alcohol

 

14.3%

Price

 

$58

2016 Founding Farmers Zinfandel

Napa Valley Zinfandel

This delicious Zinfandel is a tribute to the wine pioneers of Napa Valley who were the first to plant Zinfandel. The mature and old vines in St. Helena produce a Zinfandel that is very aromatic with notes of Bing cherries, red plum, red licorice, cinnamon, and rich spices. The wine has a fresh and clean entry with fleshy tannins that envelope the palate. A beautiful oak profile with a lush mouth feel and feminine qualities make this wine very approachable. The finish is long and has a juicy mouthwatering character. 90 points awarded by California Grapevine. Only 271 cases produced.

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Harvest Dates

 

September 6-14, 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 wine is pleasurable now and will be drinking beautifully over the next 2-5 years.

Alcohol

 

14.8%

Price

 

$38

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2016 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. This 2016 vintage shows 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. This wine has a long finish showing great aging potential. 425 cases produced. 93 points awarded by Wine Enthusiast, Cellar Selection.

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Harvest Dates

 

September 2, 2016 & September 10, 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 wine has a long finish showing great aging potential.

Alcohol

 

14.7%

Price

 

$52

2016 Limerick Lane Vineyard Zinfandel

Russian River Appellation, Sonoma County Zinfandel

Inky in color with attractive aromatics. 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. 93 points awarded by California Grapevine. Only 92 cases produced.

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Harvest Dates

 

September 6, 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 wine is pleasurable now and will be drinking beautifully over the next 2-5 years.

Alcohol

 

14.8%

Price

 

$60

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2016 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 white peach, cherry blossom, acai berry and red vine licorice as well as cinnamon, wild iris and ginger. 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. 350 cases produced.

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Harvest Dates

 

August 30, 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

 

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

Alcohol

 

14.4%

Price

 

$68

2016 Old Kraft Vineyard Zinfandel

St. Helena Appellation, Napa Valley Zinfandel

This is a fragrant wine with hints of tropical fruits, peppermint, orange rind, pomegranate, clove and vanilla bean. The 2016 Old Kraft Zinfandel has a luxurious palate with a silky entry and gentle tannins that build into a lengthy finish. 91 points awarded by California Grapevine. Only 443 cases produced. 94 points awarded by International Wine Report.

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Harvest Dates

 

August 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

 

Drinks beautifully now and shows 7-10 years ageing potential

Alcohol

 

14.6%

Price

 

$52

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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.

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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

2016 R.W. Moore Vineyard Zinfandel

Coombsville, Napa Valley Zinfandel

Rich and dense aromas of both black and blue fruits. Dark chocolate, toffee, black tea and fresh herbs are also present. This wine has a graceful texture and is nicely balanced with deep mid-palate fruit and fresh acidity. This is a very age-worthy wine which will continue to improve for the next 5-7 years. 92 points awarded by California Grapevine. Watch winemaker tasting notes. 93 points awarded by International Wine Report.

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Harvest Dates

 

September 20, 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. Only 428 cases produced. Available: February 20, 2018

Ageability

 

This wine is pleasurable now and will be drinking beautifully over the next 5-7years.

Alcohol

 

15%

Price

 

$58

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2016 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 2016 Stagecoach is not just a captivating Zinfandel, but 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. 419 cases produced. Watch on Youtube 95 points awarded by International Wine Report.

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Harvest Dates

 

September 9, 2016 and September 21, 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 wine is pleasurable now and will be drinking beautifully over the next 5+ years.

Alcohol

 

14.8%

Price

 

$58

2016 Valsecchi Vineyard Zinfandel

Carneros District, Sonoma County Zinfandel

This wine makes you want to take a bite out of it. Strawberry, rhubarb, lychee, pastry, turmeric and herb 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 refreshing finish. 91 points awarded by California Grapevine. Only 95 cases produced. Wine Club Exclusive. 94 points awarded by International Wine Report.

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Harvest Dates

 

September 12, 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 wine is pleasurable now and will be drinking beautifully over the next 3-5 years.

Alcohol

 

14.8%

Price

 

$58

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2016 Varozza Vineyard Zinfandel

St. Helena Appellation, Napa Valley Zinfandel

This wine has a dark fruit profile with black cherry, dark plum, black tea, rye bread and earthy tones. It has a plush mouthfeel and a graceful texture. Varozza Zinfandel has a devout following among the “Biale Beloved” and this 2016 will not disappoint. This is a tremendous Zinfandel that is drinking beautifully right out of the gate. 90 points awarded by California Grapevine. Only 345 cases produced. 95 points awarded by International Wine Report.

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Harvest Dates

 

September 6th and 14th, 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

 

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

Alcohol

 

14.6%

Price

 

$52

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2015 Basic Black

Sonoma County Proprietary Red Wine

The 2015 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. For years it has been a goal of ours to find the right proportions of different fruit from different sites in order to produce a new Biale blend that displays the best of everything. Rather than a random mish mosh, this landmark 2015 wine is a co-fermented reserve blend of 32% Syrah, 22% Carignane, 15% Early Burgundy, 14% Tempranillo, 10% Zinfandel, 7% Petite Sirah. Only 303 cases produced. Watch winemaker tasting notes.

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Harvest Dates

 

September 3 & 5, 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

 

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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2016 Nonna’s Vineyard Sangiovese

Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley Sangiovese

This wine is full of rustic red fruit aromas including Bing cherries, rhubarb, strawberries and plum as well as 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. What we’ve learned about Sangiovese is that it is prolific and needs to be kept in check. With that accomplished through some intensive farming, the wine takes on depth and complexity and vivid flavors. We’ve also found our Sangiovese to be cellar worthy – they age surprisingly well. Only 175 cases produced.

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Harvest Dates

 

September 23, 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

 

Drink now or cellar through 2020.

Alcohol

 

14.5%

Price

 

$48

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2015 Like Father Like Son Red Blend

Napa Valley Petite Sirah/Syrah

Fragrant with blackberry cobbler, plum, blueberries and violets. A full bodied wine with a gentle grip of tannin and a long and satisfying finish. This is a superb rendition of a classic Napa Valley red wine–showing all the attributes of this world renowned valley. This sophisticated, layered, seductive, multi-faceted 2015 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 325 cases produced. Awarded 93 points by the Wine Advocate.

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Harvest Dates

 

August 25, 2015-September 25, 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

 

14.4%

Price

 

$50

2017 Rosato

California Rose

Vibrant bubblegum color with aromas of guava, watermelon jolly rancher, cherry blossoms, key lime, Bartlett pear, saline, chalk dust, fresh herb such as thyme and rosemary. There is a pleasing saliva-inducing tartness, and a savory gentle touch of red wine tannins. Best to drink in its first year of release, these bottles go fast as the seasons kick in! Only 180 cases produced.

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Harvest Dates

 

August 28, 2017 (Sangiovese) and September 9, 2017 (Zinfandel)

Vintage Notes

 

The 2017 growing season was ideal for early ripening and early picked wines such as the Sangiovese fruit used to make this Rosato. The winter months and early spring saw some much needed rainfall which helped the vines to yield good quantities of fruit and vigorous foliage for sun protection.

Ageability

 

Best to drink in its first year of release.

Alcohol

 

13%

Price

 

$30

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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.

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Price

 

$145

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.

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

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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

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.

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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

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.

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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

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.

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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

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.

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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

2016 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. Inky dark color with aromas of dusty blue and black fruits, dark plum, licorice and purple flowers. A clean, bright entry leads to flavors of black currants, quince, boysenberry and baking chocolate. The wine manages to retain a sense of refinement while coating the entire palate with deep structured tannins. 344 cases produced.

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Harvest Dates

 

September 14, 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

 

A cellar treasure for a at least a decade.

Alcohol

 

14.5%

Price

 

$58

2015 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.

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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

 

Drinks beautifully and shows 10-15 years ageing potential.

Alcohol

 

19%

Price

 

$65

2016 Royal Punishers Petite Sirah

Napa Valley Petite Sirah

The 2016 Royal Punishers has a healthy deep, dark blue/black color profile. Aromas of plum, quince, violets, figs, molasses, graphite and marbled rye awaken the nose. The entry is viscous and weighty, and then it builds into 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. 92 points awarded by Wine Spectator.

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Harvest Dates

 

September 21-24, 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

 

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

Alcohol

 

14.8%

Price

 

$48

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

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

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

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.

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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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