498 - Black Chicken Magnum Vertical + Lunch

Robert Biale Vineyards

Auction ends: Sunday, June 3, 2018 12:15:00 PM

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  • 3 bottles of Napa Valley wine

  • Lunch at the winery for 6 

This Robert Biale Vineyards Zinfandel lot includes a rare vertical collection of magnums of the winery’s iconic Black Chicken Zinfandel, plus a lavish lunch for six guests at the Biale winery in Napa Valley’s Oak Knoll District.

Perfecting the old California classics, Robert Biale Vineyards has become a revered standard of heritage vineyard Zinfandel and Petite Sirah in Napa Valley. Napa natives, school chums and winery founders Bob Biale and Dave Pramuk cherish the tradition of historic old vines - some dating to the 1880’s - and prize the small quantity of concentrated and intense fruit that they produce.

Diligent farming, expressive terroir and superb elegance are the winery’s hallmarks. Among the winery’s portfolio of 20 wines that are crafted by winemaker Tres Goetting, Black Chicken Zinfandel is the flagship. 

It all started in the 1940s when 14-year-old Aldo Biale helped his mother to 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.

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