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2010 Robert Biale Vineyards Zinfandel Black Chicken Napa Valley
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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2012

(15.8% alcohol):  Moderately saturated bright red.  Lively aromas of blackberry, licorice, mint and black pepper.  Juicy, intense and penetrating, with good peppery energy and inner-mouth perfume to the black fruit flavors.  Finishes with firm but pliant tannins and a hint of orange peel.  An aromatic, rather fine style of zinfandel that nicely hides its high alcohol and offers immediate appeal.

92 Points | Wine Spectator

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About Napa Valley

Napa Valley is the most famous wine-growing area in the U.S. It begins at the base of Mount St. Helena in the north and tapers off some 30 miles to the south into the floodplain where the Napa River enters San Francisco Bay. From Mount St. Helena to the city of Napa, the valley is defined by two north-south ridgelines of the Coast Range Mountains.
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Zinfandel

Zinfandel is not the rage it was in the 1980s and early 1990s, as there are now too many wines made from overripe fruit or from young vines, or overwhelmed by excessive use of new barrels. Today's Zin styles range from elegant, taut, and claret-like midweights to superripe and potty behemoths, with off-the-charts...
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