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. The estate grows Zinfandel and Petite Sirah on 25 acres in Napa Valley.
Varozza Vineyard was planted in the early 1900’s and is just north of St. Helena on Pratt Avenue.
Crimson in color. 14.8% ABV. Pretty nose of red fruits, plums, citrus and baking spices. Light, refreshing Claret style Zinfandel. Black cherry, raspberry, blood orange and pepper on the palate. Exceptional length on the finish. My first try of Zinfandel from Varozza Vineyard and this is certainly impressive. Charming wine shows well now and will drink nicely for years to come. Best over the next 4-6 years.
My rating: 93 points.
The 2019 version is currently available on the Robert Biale websit for $56. I am a fan of the Zin lineup from Robert Biale. The wines are exceptionally well made and many cases fairly easy to find.