2021 Biale Stagecoach Zinfandel
A serious wine, representative of the peak upon which this vineyard is perched opens with layered notes of cherry, dried herbs, black currant, and chaparral on the nose. Driven by fresh acidity, the palate displays notes of strawberry preserves, bergamot, and plum.
We are most proud of our project at Stagecoach Vineyards®; what we have boldly called “the most serious planting of Zinfandel in Napa Valley’s modern era.” Stagecoach Vineyards® in its entirety is no ordinary vineyard location – it is more like its own district in and around Atlas Peak, Pritchard Hill, and Oakville that encompasses hundreds of acres of prime mountain vineyards that supply dozens of winemakers with some of their most prized grapes. Situation with Biale is we are the only guys on the mountain daring and dedicated enough to be producing a Zinfandel. But, after tasting it over ten years of winemaking – it’s worth all the expense, trouble, and long treks up beyond Atlas Peak. Not to mention savoring the view of the whole Napa Valley, it takes your breath away.
It all started in the 1940s when 14-year-old Aldo Biale helped his mother make ends meet by selling to insider Napans–along with eggs and produce–some of the family’s homemade Zinfandel. Over the old “party line” phone system, the code words “a Black Chicken” signified a jug of bootleg wine…and kept nosy neighbors and the authorities from finding out about Aldo’s underground Zinfandel operation!
“This is a new age for Zinfandel. We know now that Zinfandel is an ancient grape whose origin was along the Adriatic coast and goes back centuries in Central Europe. Old vines and historic sites in California that have been overlooked and under-appreciated are enjoying new respect among wine students and wine lovers. We and our peer group of devout Zinfandel winemakers are taking this old California classic to new heights. We all know that Zinfandel, when treated expertly on proven historic sites, produces red wines that are loaded with character that hold their own among the world’s more famous European varieties. And let’s just say it: Zinfandel provides more smiles per bottle than any other red wine! Period.” – Dave Pramuk
USA, California, Napa Valley
739 cases produced. Tiny!
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