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Storybook Mountain Vineyards Zinfandel Napa Valley Eastern Exposures 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

A barrel selection with 10% viognier Lots of apricot and flowers greet the nose followed by peppery and spicy, red plummy fruit. Rather light bodied in the mouth, this offers lovely transparency, a while a little simple it is remarkably pure with such fine herbal spice inner mouth perfumes on the backend accenting the fresh red plum and berry flavors. This is so well put together with fine supporting acids and polished tannins, creating a taut, elegant framework with which the fruit can express itself. A unique expression of Zinfandel. 92pts

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Storybook Mountain Vineyards:
Storybook Mountain's sought-after estate wines are carefully hand-crafted from choice grapes grown in certified organic estate vineyards surrounding the winery. They are aged at least 12 months in the best French, Hungarian and American oak barrels, inside century-old caves dug deep into the mineral-rich volcanic rock underlying the hand-tended vineyard. Proprietors Jerry and Sigrid Seps’ wine... Read more
Storybook Mountain's sought-after estate wines are carefully hand-crafted from choice grapes grown in certified organic estate vineyards surrounding the winery. They are aged at least 12 months in the best French, Hungarian and American oak barrels, inside century-old caves dug deep into the mineral-rich volcanic rock underlying the hand-tended vineyard. Proprietors Jerry and Sigrid Seps’ wines are famed for intensity and longevity. Raspberries, black cherries and spice are the essence of their complex, well balanced and elegant wines. Read less
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Editorial Reviews for Storybook Mountain Vineyards Zinfandel Napa Valley Eastern Exposures

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,435
4.50 5
11/02/2013

A barrel selection with 10% viognier Lots of apricot and flowers greet the nose followed by peppery and spicy, red plummy fruit. Rather light bodied in the mouth, this offers lovely transparency, a while a little simple it is remarkably pure with such fine herbal spice inner mouth perfumes on the backend accenting the fresh red plum and berry flavors. This is so well put together with fine supporting acids and polished tannins, creating a taut, elegant framework with which the fruit can express itself. A unique expression of Zinfandel. 92pts


Member Reviews for Storybook Mountain Vineyards Zinfandel Napa Valley Eastern Exposures

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Snooth User: Wencis Jude Acosta
13357247,210
4.60 5
11/01/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Wine Fire
577933841
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 01/04/2011

As with all big, complex, multi-layered wines, this beautiful Zin improves over three to four hours after uncorking, and is a new wine every thirty minutes. Smoke, coffee and leather fill the nose with a soft but pleasantly balanced opening, with notes of cherry, blueberry and grapefruit appearing fleetingly and adding a fruity zing to this fragrant wine. On the palate, a zesty explosion of a broad array of tastes, including cherry, strawberry, grapefruit, raisin, plum, caramel, pepper and smoky oak, is supported by pleasant acidity and soft, silky tannins that lead to a smooth, full, clean and balanced finish.


Snooth User: Peach Blossom
801394123
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 06/14/2011

Four glasses


Snooth User: Adam Levin
772801,757
4.00 5
Vintage: 2002 07/20/2008

Four glasses


Snooth User: dolorosa
4453029
4.50 5
Vintage: 2000 02/28/2008

There's only one other wine I've had, in my short existence as a wine enthusiast that has come close to the please Storybook's zin gives me. It's jammy, well-balanced, and simply wonderful to drink. $40 is often a splurge for me at this point in my life but this is a splurge well worth it.




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