Napa Valley’s Robert Biale Vineyards is joining forces with renowned chef Chris Cosentino of San Francisco’s Cockscomb, at the James Beard Foundation’s Beard House in New York City.

Small aside: I’ve been watching Robert Biale Vineyards since September 2004. It’s a great cult winery. The day they became members of PS I Love You, I was told how lucky PSILY was that we connected. At the time, I didn’t know about Robert Biale Vineyards. I suggest that if you’re not familiar, you’ll be doing yourself a favor by becoming a fan. Gorgeous wines is their hallmark.

Acclaimed chef Chris Cosentino is partnering with Robert Biale Vineyards for a multi-course pairing dinner at the James Beard Foundation’s iconic Beard House in New York City on March 7, 2016.

As a “just for instance:” Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate ~ There are some serious scores here:

  • 2012 Extended Barrel Aged, Napa Valley – SCORE 94
  • 2013 Palisades Vineyard, Calistoga, Napa Valley – SCORE 92
  • 2013 Royal Punishers, Rutherford, Napa Valley – SCORE 95
  • 2012 Thomann Station, St. Helena, Napa Valley – SCORE 94
  • 2012 Like Father Like Son (which is a blend of Petite Sirah and Syrah) – SCORE 92

Press Release – Robert Biale

Robert Biale Vineyards will be celebrating the completion of its Twenty Fifth harvest as a winery, and featuring its highly rated and acclaimed 2013 vintage Zinfandels and Petite Sirahs. The wines were crafted by winemaker Tres Goetting, who took the reins as Biale’s winemaker in 2013. This is Biale’s second appearance at the Beard House. The winery’s bold and luscious red wines from heritage vineyards will be a perfect match for Cosentino’s rustic and original cooking.This is Biale’s second appearance at the Beard House, and the winery’s bold and luscious red wines from heritage vineyards will be a perfect match for Cosentino’s rustic and original cooking.

Paired alongside pours of Biale Zinfandel and Petite Sirah, chef Cosentino is spotlighting a five-course tasting menu, which will showcase his inspired and fresh cuisine. Internationally recognized as a leading expert and proponent of offal cookery, Cosentino is also the co-creator and chef of Boccalone artisanal salumeria. Cosentino has been featured on the Food Network in the Next Iron Chef America and Chefs versus City, and the winner of BRAVO’s “Top Chef Masters” season 4 competition, earning over $140,000 for the Michael J. Fox foundation.

The James Beard Foundation which is based in New York City honors the spirit and legacy of James Beard, who was a noted author, food writer and educator. The non-profit organization sponsors prestigious culinary awards, scholarships, educational programs, and culinary events that are held at Beard’s home that promote and foster culinary arts and culture.

For more information contact Robert Biale Vineyards, at, by calling Robert Biale Vineyards at 707.257.7555, or by visiting The James Beard House Website for more details.

I know if I was going to be in NYC on March 7, where I’d be…