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2006 Robert Biale Vineyards Thomann Station Petite Sirah

ITEM 7979396 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased from a private collector

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
6 $40
Item Sold Amount Date
I7999529 1 $35 Nov 14, 2021
I7994346 3 $35 Nov 7, 2021
I7989279 2 $35 Oct 31, 2021
I7970922 1 $40 Oct 10, 2021
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RATINGS

94Robert M. Parker Jr.

...big, sweet kiss of chocolate espresso intermixed with charcoal, barbecue smoke, and black fruits galore, followed by sensationally full-bodied, massively concentrated fruit flavors...

90Wine Spectator

Thickly tannic, this fills the mouth with spice, mineral and cedar notes on the finish.

PRODUCER

Robert Biale Vineyards

Robert Biale Vineyards in Napa has its roots in the 1930s, when the Biale family started growing Zinfandel grapes and other produce on the outskirts of Napa. The family grapes mostly were sold to local wineries, though the Biales saved some to make wine for the family. The winery was formally founded in 1991 when Aldo Biale and his son Robert formed a partnership with winemaker Al Perry and wine salesman Dave Pramuk to produce and market Zinfandel. Today the estate grows Zinfandel and Petite Sirah on 25 acres in Napa Valley.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,

TYPE

Red Wine, Petite Sirah

Despite its popularity, this grape is quite rare. Less than 10,000 acres are planted worldwide, with the bulk in California. In France, the grape is referred to as Durif. Not to be confused with Syrah, Petite Sirah is a cross of Syrah and Peloursin. The result is darker and fuller.