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2009 Robert Biale Vineyards Founding Farmers Zinfandel

ITEM 7983924 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased from a private collector

Bidder Amount Total
scohe $30 $30
$30
Item Sold Amount Date
I7983924 1 $30 Oct 24, 2021
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RATINGS

92Wine Spectator

...packed with dense, ripe and almost showy wild berry fruit, while layered aromas of wild flowers and toasty vanilla lead to complex flavors of huckleberry, anise and roasted sage. Tannins have a grip 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, St. Helena

St. Helena AVA is at the northern end of Napa Valley just north of Rutherford and south of Calistoga. It is a relatively warm climate thanks to the Mayacamas Mountains on its western edge, which protect it from Pacific Ocean fog. Out of the 9,000 acres in the appellation, some 1,500 are under vine. The principal grapes grown in St. Helena are the Bordeaux grapes of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. St. Helena is considered prime wine producing territory, and it was one of the first important wine producing regions in northern California. The legendary Charles Krug founded his winery just north of the town of St. Helena in 1873, and today the appellation is home to many prestigious producers, including Abreu, Grace Family and Spottswoode.

TYPE

Red Wine, Zinfandel

Zinfandel is a black-skinned grape, but 85% of the wine produced is made into a rosy “White Zinfandel.” Red Zin is far more complex and bold, while still being light-bodied. It grows in popularity as winemakers continue to experiment with new styles and blends.