Storybook Mountain Estate Reserve Zinfandel 2005

Zinfandel from Napa Valley, California

$55.00 $49.99
Save $5.01
Item No. 104730
  • red wine
  • Green wine
  • W&S95
  • CG95
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

Selected from the best barrels of the vintage, this wine takes complexity and depth to another dimension. Layers of flavors and aromas, enhanced by focus and length, destine our Estate Reserves to age gracefully over many years.

Critical Acclaim

"The smell of this wine becomes irresistible as it takes on air, the flavors increasingly more expansive in the mouth. All the aromas pile up in a heady rush of roses, wildflowers, crushed rock and crushed black pepper. The dark, glass-coating pomegranate color shows off its power, the vibrant edge mirrors the glint of the wine's mineral tannins. Wolfgang Weber compared its fruit character to the little plums, no bigger than cherries, which grow in St. Helena and Calistoga. Top vintages of Jerry Seps's zinfandels can age for 20 years or more, and this one has the inner strength to go the distance."
95 Points

"In more vintages than not, this bottling has turned out to be our favorite from Storybook Mountain. And here again, it is a ripe, generous, yet impeccably balanced wine whose keen blackberry fruit in nose and mouth comes with a mix of intensity and youthful restraint that promises more and better as the wine ages. Fullness plays off against firming acids, and tannin crops up in the late going, and so much about this lovely wine calls for a bit of patience that we would caution against early drinking lest you miss the best it will have to offer."
95 Points

Learn About Storybook Mountain Map ItMap It

Storybook Mountain is a winery totally dedicated to Zinfandel and has established a worldwide reputation for consistently high quality. The Zinfandel tradition began at Storybook Mountain in the early 1880s when its red clay-loam hillsides in the Mayacamas Range were first planted to this varietal. Here, the perfect match of estate and grape allows Zinfandel to show its true...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Zinfandel

Zinfandel(ZIN-fahn-dell) American Grape Zinfandel the American - or Californian - grape. Although it's not from America (Croatia has been named its origin), it does seem quite at home in the vineyards of California. During Prohibition, many Zinfandel vines survived as the high-yielding grape was popular both for home winemaking and communion wine, which is...

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