Robert Biale Vineyards

San Marco
2012 Petite Sirah
Napa Valley

2014 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 18 | Lot No. 189


Robert Biale Vineyards

San Marco

Petite Sirah
Napa Valley

5 cases produced


  • This small lot of Petite Sirah is a standout, single-vineyard red wine
  • Deeply-fruited and textural, this dark-robed Petite Sirah is a brazen beauty
  • Grapegrowers love this variety for its dark fruit, structure and ability to enhance red wine

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.79
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Wine was dry farmed
  • Sustainably produced
  • Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

Tres Goetting

Winemaker, Robert Biale Vineyards

Winemaker, Tres Goetting

Tres became involved in the wine industry as a teenaged cellar worker in 1987. After graduating college, he decided to take gradual steps towards his winemaking career. He worked at three of Napa Valley's touted winegrowers and producers and later found his ideal niche in winemaking at Robert Biale Vineyards.

Tres’s accomplishments have been working for the highly-respected Krupp Brothers Winery, Stagecoach Vineyards, and Valley of the Moon Winery’s top-tier Zinfandel program. Before Krupp Brothers, Tres worked as an Associate Winemaker for Ladera Vineyards from 2004 to 2010 where he gained valuable winemaking experience from fruit to bottle. He has also produced custom wine for the prestigious Post Ranch Inn at Big Sur.

Country born: USA

Education: Tres started working at a small family-owned winery in his hometown of Napa and went to study Agricultural Science and Forestry with minors in Environmental Ethics and Music at Humboldt State University. After college, Tres realized that rather than focusing on forestry, he wanted to return to Napa to pursue a winemaking career. He rose from working in the cellar to becoming the Assistant Winemaker at St. Clement Vineyards in St. Helena where he developed a keen sense in winemaking and where he was immersed in every aspect of wine production.

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Tres works alongside Biale owner, Bob Biale, to co-manage and understand the intricacies of each of Biale’s vineyards. Unleashing the full potential and ultimate expression of each unique vineyard is the winery’s goal. Tres couldn’t be any happier, and Bob Biale appreciates having him as a fellow vineyard/ "vit" guy to help in size up older and, sometimes, quirky Zinfandel vineyards through dry farming, deep roots, big trunks, and sometimes - mixed varieties.

Tres says he believes in minimalistic vinification techniques in the winery. He feels that it is best to focus his efforts in the vineyard to get things right so that the wines don't require a lot of attention and each wine speaks firmly to its sense of place.

Galaxy Distributing of West Virginia

3255 US Route 60
Ona  WV  25545

Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

Winery Vintage Variety Appellation Fanciful Auction
Robert Biale Vineyards 2012 Petite Sirah Napa Valley San Marco 18
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