We had the good fortune of sitting down with Bob Biale the namesake behind Robert Biale Vineyards in lovely Napa. We talked Zinfandel, Zinfandel and a little more about Zinfandel! We talked more than Zinfandel and he was a pleasure to spend some time with.
Perfecting the old California classics, Robert Biale Vineyards has become a revered standard of heritage Vineyard Zinfandel and Petite Sirah in Napa Valley. Napa natives, school chums, and winery Founders, Bob Biale and Dave Pramuk, cherish the tradition of historic old vines (some dating to the 1880s!) and prize the small quantity of concentrated and intense fruit that they produce. Diligent farming, expressive terroir, and superb elegance are the winery’s hallmarks. Among the winery’s portfolio of 20 wines that are crafted by winemaker Tres Goetting, Black Chicken Zinfandel is the flagship–and has become a benchmark for the varietal.