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Napa Valley Reserve Zinfandel


The wine is silky, sleek, energetic, aromatic, and layered with a spectrum of dark and red fruit character. The base blend stood out from the beginning at fermentation and was culled from three Oak Knoll District Biale estate vineyard blocks. A small percentage of Zinfandel is also added from Howell Mountain, Chiles Valley, and the Grande Vineyard to round it off. The final blend was finished with touches of Alicante and Grenache and then aged 16 months in 50% newly toasted French Burgundy oak barrels. It dazzles above the glass, resonates on the mid palate, and shimmers on the back end. 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. All the fundamentals are there for a marathon run in the cellar of 10 years or more.

2016 First Grade Zinfandel (Alc 14.8%)