“No component dominates and all work seamlessly together in an unctuous package. An interplay of textures and flavors, with stunning aromas of blackberry, dark fruits, dried fruit, black cherry, red fruits such as strawberries, spices, flowers, minerals, graphite, roasted herbs, baked dark bread and chocolate ganache are integrated and proportioned across a foundation of perfect mouth feel, cohesive acidity, and unctuous fruit.
Robert Biale Zinfandel Rockpile Vineyard
For over seventy years beginning in 1937 the Biale family has grown Zinfandel and a variety of produce on their farm located on the outskirts of the town of Napa. A large population of white leghorn chickens once produced a steady supply of eggs that a young Aldo Biale regularly delivered around town to customers. Most of the Zinfandel grapes were sold to Napa wineries but some grapes were reserved so Aldo could make homemade wine for family and relatives. In 1953 Aldo met his future wife Clementina while on a trip to Italy where his mother, Christina was from. Aldo and Clementina were soon married and began raising their family in Napa in 1954.