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Robert Biale Vineyards
November 27, 2006 | Jessica Diamond
I tried their Zin not long ago and loved it. Was thinking about visiting their winery, do they do tastings?
December 8, 2006 | Brad Jones
I believe so, but I think you need an appointment.
December 8, 2006 | Steve Rindle
I’ve tasted at Darioush and Luna, but never at Biale, even though I’ve had their wines on many occasions. They’re on my list the next time I go out to wine country.
December 11, 2006 | Farley
I fell in love with the Black Chicken Zin a while ago... Drank that and several other Biale wines back in Mississippi, but I haven't seen any since I moved to CA.
December 14, 2006 | Steve Rindle
I was looking into it, and their wines are almost impossible to get your hands on. The waiting list to get on their mailing list is a mile long.
January 7, 2007 | Ryan Fujiu
I tried their 04 "Royal Punishers" Petite Sirah last night. It was a great wine, but at 16% alcohol, i was quite drunk by the end of the bottle.
January 16, 2007 | Jessica Diamond
I wouldn't complain if i were you Maverick. I have trouble getting a hold of any Biale wine.
January 16, 2007 | Ryan Fujiu
I'm not complaining at all, I guess im just a light weight in my old age.
January 18, 2007 | Farley
Mmmmm. I just had the bottle of 03 Black Chicken I'd been saving since it's hard to find (as has been pointed out). So damn good I wrote a post about it on my blog.
January 19, 2007 | Jessica Diamond
Farley, i was incredibly jealous before i read your post. After reading it, which is great by the way, my feelings are confirmed...
January 19, 2007 | Farley
Thanks, diamondgirl. Like I said, it's bittersweet cause now I'm sad it's gone.
January 23, 2007 | Ben Bicais
Black Chicken is a great wine, and the story behind it is really interesting. During Prohibition, the Biales sold jugs of homemade wine under the codename "black chicken." Aldo's Vineyard is also a must-try as well as their Alexander Valley Petite Sirah.
January 24, 2007 | Farley
Ben, I'm with you on the Petite Syrah. Had it a couple of years ago and loved it. I also have the Zappa blend, which I'm holding on to, but not for much longer.
March 12, 2007 | crystal
Im going to Calif. this week are there any good tours you can recomend --- while staying on a reserved budget???
May 24, 2007 | Ryan Fujiu
Hi Crystal, we're putting together some good wine tours. It will be posted on the blog when they are done.
October 14, 2008 | zincat
Biale does tastings by appt. and you can go to their websight and get on the mailing list. Sometimes, it is hard to get. Go to the Websight
November 7, 2008 | Mulugeta Tesfay
I want to visit Robert Biale vinyars!
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