2005 Robert Biale “Zappa” Proprietary Red

Who knows why this is labeled as “Red Wine”; even their website admits that this could technically be labeled as a Zin - 76% Zin, 12% Syrah, and 12% Petite Sirah. As any Zin enthusiast might expect, Biale has another winner with this one.

The color is a deep blackberry and the nose exudes rich black fruits with a hint of licorice. Black cherry and plum dominate on the palate with a hint of spice and pepper. The spice and medium heat linger awhile on the finish; alchohol is 15.6%.

If you can’t find Black Chicken or Monterosso, this one will do just fine…. Votre Sante.