Biale Black Chicken Zinfandel 2006 WS-93
Nose: Briery fruit, spice box, pepper, licorice
Palate: Spicy, fabulous fruit, glycerin
Black Chicken went legit’ in 1999 when Robert Biale bottled his first one from the vines out by the coops behind Aldo and Clementina’s home. This ripe forward gushing Zinfandel fruit that makes you love Zinfandel: big flavors of mixed warm berries, black cherries, round tannins, mulling spices and a touch of pepper, and toasty vanilla. A comforting sipper or served with smoky barbecue, burgers, pizza, or hearty pasta, savoring Napa Valley Zinfandel this good is memorable. For added softness and aromatics, stash a few bottles in a cool cellar for 2-3 years.
This is an amazing Zinfandel, one of the wines presented this year at the Connoisseuers Classic. An Epic Wine Tasting. I will be posting wine and Scotch tasting notes from this event, more to come so stay tuned.