Top of Its Class!
Our First Grade is a culmination of the hours of dedication by the Biale team and our growers spent over an entire season, captured as a singular blend – a reflection and statement of the vintage. Meticulously crafted barrel by barrel by Winemaker David Natali, First Grade exemplifies the beauty, refinement, and longevity of Zinfandel framed by the individuality of each vintage. Assembled from a selection of vineyards, the First Grade is purposefully blended to age gracefully for years to come.
Winemaker’s Tasting Notes: The 2021 vintage of First Grade was assembled from select blocks of our estate vineyards in the Oak Knoll District, R.W. Moore in Coombsville, along with other top performing lots of the vintage.
Exuberant aromas of raspberry preserves, sandalwood, blackberry, cloves, and coffee burst from the glass. Broad and rich on the palate with notes of dark plum, dates, leather and boysenberry. Finely grained tannins and a long and generous finish complete this benchmark of the 2021 vintage.