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Date Printed: 4/27/2015
Storybook Mountain Eastern Exposures Zinfandel 2008
Storybook Mountain Eastern Exposures Zinfandel 2008
(search item no. 111164)
collectible wine
green wine
boutique wine

Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 93 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 4/27/2015: $49.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2009 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 96 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2007 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 96 points
2006 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 95 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1996 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

An intriguing aroma of cloves and raspberries greets one on bringing a glass near. Savory, bright, pure flavors suffuse the palate in this unusually fine textured wine. Hints of stone fruits and minerals join the berries and spice. The finish is long, focused and layered. Altogether, it is an enticing example of the balance, flavor depth and virtually weightless intensity for which Storybook Mountain has been known for over 3 decades.
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About Storybook Mountain Vineyards:

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 potential. Storybook Mountain's sought-after estate wines are carefully hand-crafted from choice grapes grown without the use of insecticides or herbicides. They are aged at least 12 months in the best French and American oak barrels, inside century-old caves dug deep into the mineral-rich volcanic rock underlying the hand-tended vineyard. Proprietor Jerry Seps' Zinfandels are famed for elegance and longevity. Raspberries, black cherries and spice are the keynote of these complex, well balanced wines.