Robert Biale Zinfandel Party Line 2022, North Coast, California

Perfecting the old California classics, Robert Biale Vineyards has become a revered standard of heritage vineyard Zinfandel and Petite Sirah in the Napa Valley. From the winery’s inception, the Biale Founders have cherished the tradition of historic old vines (some dating to the 1880s!) 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. Party Line celebrates the tradition of zinfandel among California’s wine-growing families and the days when shared phones called ‘party lines’ were common in rural areas. In old Napa, a teenaged egg and produce farmer named Aldo Biale employed the code name ‘black chicken’ on the phone to keep his bootleg jugs of home-grown and homemade Zinfandel a secret from the neighbors and authorities. Vibrant and versatile, Robert Biale Vineyards’ Party Line is a fully legal classic Zinfandell from vineyards within California’s North coast region. 100% Zinfandel. Hand-harvested. Fermented in open-top fermenters. 2-4 day cold soak. 2-3 punch downs a day. Aged 11 months in 100% Burgundy oak barrels (25% new).