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Biale 'Party Line' Zinfandel 2019
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Party Line is a throwback to the old days of Zinfandel when Californias wine-growing families made wine for every-day consumption. The Biale 2019 Party Line Zinfandel is a fun and light hearted red wine that is made to enjoy now. Layered with aromatics of dusty strawberries, red licorice, black cherries and raspberry taffy. The entry is soft and weighty with succulent mid palate tannins that make for a long and juicy finish.

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Item ID: #43128
Location at store:87d
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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Party Line is a throwback to the old days of Zinfandel when Californias wine-growing families made wine for every-day consumption. The Biale 2019 Party Line Zinfandel is a fun and light hearted red wine that is made to enjoy now. Layered with aromatics of dusty strawberries, red licorice, black cherries and raspberry taffy. The entry is soft and weighty with succulent mid palate tannins that make for a long and juicy finish.

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 winerys hallmarks. Among the winerys 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. It all started in the 1940s when 14 year-old Aldo Biale helped his mother to make ends meet by selling to insider Napans along with eggs and produce -some of the familys homemade Zinfandel. Over the old party line phone system, the code words a Black Chicken signified a jug of bootleg wineand kept nosy neighbors and the authorities from finding out about Aldos underground Zinfandel operation!"

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The Biale family, immigrants from Northern Italy, began growing grapes in Napa in the 1930s Zinfandel only. Zinfandel, Californias adopted grape, was widely planted by immigrants throughout the states history as a highly flavorful red grape well-suited for its expansive range of arid climates and diverse soils. In the 1940s Aldo Biale sold bottles of illicit homemade Zinfandel known as Black Chickens over his party line phone service.

In Napa Valley, market pressure for Cabernet Sauvignon and other French varieties has now made Zinfandel a rare variety comprising less that 3 of the valleys grape production.

Committed to the tradition of farming Zinfandel, Aldo Biale and son Robert decided in 1991 to form a partnership with Marketer Dave Pramuk and set a goal of producing a world-class wine from the oldest Zinfandel vines on the Biale ranch in Napas Oak Knoll District.

The inaugural wine was a quantity of 400 cases produced from 8 acres of old non-irrigated low-yielding vines called Aldos Vineyard. Now, under the direction of Bob Biale, Dave Pramuk, and winemaker Trester Tres Goetting, Biale has established itself in the Cabernet Sauvignon saturated Napa Valley as a sort of renegade/ heritage-driven house of Zinfandel making a series of wines of distinctly different personalities that resonate with the ultimate expressions of their sites some being among the oldest vineyards in America.

Unusual for Zinfandel, Biale has established a house style utilizing intensive old world Burgundian methodology from vineyard to barrel to bottle that combines elegance and balance, with Zinfandels natural vibrance and intensity.

With 20 Zinfandels nearly 20 years later, Biale is recognized internationally by writers and sommeliers as being among Californias very finest producers of Zinfandel the wines being featured on A-restaurant wine lists from coast to coast. Robert Parker, Wine Spectator, Food and Wine, and Decanter have all lauded Biale as one of Californias top practitioners of Zinfandel.

In addition to Zinfandel, Biale is recognized for producing blockbuster and ageworthy red wines from another California heritage variety Petite Sirah, plus small lots of Syrah, Sangiovese, Barbera, Rhone blends, and Sauvignon Blanc.

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Robert Biale VineyardsThe Biale family, immigrants from Northern Italy, began growing grapes in Napa in the 1930's – Zinfandel only. Zinfandel, California's adopted grape, was widely planted by immigrants throughout the state's history as a highly flavorful red grape well-suited for its expansive range of arid climates and diverse soils. In the 1940's Aldo Biale sold bottles of illicit homemade Zinfandel known as "Black Chickens" over his party line phone service.

In Napa Valley, market pressure for Cabernet Sauvignon and other French varieties has now made Zinfandel a rare variety comprising less that 3% of the valley's grape production.

Committed to the tradition of farming Zinfandel, Aldo Biale and son Robert decided in 1991 to form a partnership with Marketer Dave Pramuk and set a goal of producing a world-class wine from the oldest Zinfandel vines on the Biale ranch in Napa's Oak Knoll District.

The inaugural wine was a quantity of 400 cases produced from 8 acres of old non-irrigated low-yielding vines called "Aldo's Vineyard." Now, under the direction of Bob Biale, Dave Pramuk, and winemaker Steve Hall, Biale has established itself in the Cabernet Sauvignon saturated Napa Valley as a sort of renegade/ heritage-driven house of Zinfandel – making a series of wines of distinctly different personalities that resonate with the ultimate expressions of their sites – some being among the oldest vineyards in America.

Unusual for Zinfandel, Biale has established a house style utilizing intensive old world Burgundian methodology from vineyard to barrel to bottle that combines elegance and balance, with Zinfandel's natural vibrance and intensity.

With 20 Zinfandels nearly 20 years later, Biale is recognized internationally by writers and sommeliers as being among California's very finest producers of Zinfandel – the wines being featured on A-restaurant wine lists from coast to coast. Robert Parker, Wine Spectator, Food and Wine, and Decanter have all lauded Biale as one of California's top practitioners of Zinfandel.

In addition to Zinfandel, Biale is recognized for producing blockbuster and ageworthy red wines from another California heritage variety – Petite Sirah, plus small lots of Syrah, Sangiovese, Barbera, Rhone blends, and Sauvignon Blanc.

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