One of Napa Valley's finest Petite Sirah producers with another awesome wine. Limited.
92 Points Robert Parker: "The 2015 Petite Sirah Royal Punishers is inky purple-black in color with a warm plums, blueberries and cherries-scented nose with touches of spice box, dried herbs and earth. The palate is full-bodied, taut and packed with youthful black fruits, with firm tannins and a spicy finish."
Robert Biale has become one of California's preeminent producers not only of Zinfandel, but also of Petite Sirah. The 2015 Royal Punishers has an intense deep, dark blue/black color profile. Aromas of plum, quince, violets, figs, molasses, caramel and marbled rye awaken the nose. The entry is soft and weighty, then builds into a broad mid palate structure which has layers of ripe, black fruit flavors. The tannins are mouthwatering and medium grained which hold the fruit profile and carry a long, lingering finish.