Robert Biale Vineyards Stagecoach Vineyard Zinfandel 2008

Zinfandel from California

$49.99
Item No. 122728
  • red wine
  • WS92
Alcohol By Volume: 15.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Firm and ripe yet ethereal and textural, the 2008 Stagecoach is a big, dark, mountain-sourced wine with valley floor sophistication and poise. Blackberry, plum, apricot, crushed rock, sage, and raspberry aromas roll around the palate on ball bearings with palate-coating velvet tannins and persistent spicy flavors. For many Biale fans who seek the Robert Biale style marriage of purity and finesse, this may be the Zin-of-the-vintage.

Critical Acclaim

"Dense and rich, offering aromas of huckleberry and loamy white pepper and layered flavors of black cherry and toasty vanilla, with ripe but firm tannins that finish with sage and anise."
92 Points

Learn About Robert Biale Vineyards

The Biale Zinfandel tradition began in the 1930's when Pietro Biale, an immigrant from Genoa, began planting Zinfandel (a variety we now know is from Croatia and a favorite of pioneer California winemakers) on his farm in the town of Napa in 1937. Since that first commercial vintage in 1991 the winery has created a series of a dozen small-vineyard Zinfandels from other historic...

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Learn About Other California

California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label: Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home to...

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Learn About Zinfandel

Zinfandel(ZIN-fahn-dell) American Grape Zinfandel the American - or Californian - grape. Although it's not from America (Croatia has been named its origin), it does seem quite at home in the vineyards of California. During Prohibition, many Zinfandel vines survived as the high-yielding grape was popular both for home winemaking and communion wine, which is...

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