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Date Printed: 8/29/2014
Storybook Mountain Mayacamas Range Zinfandel 2008
Storybook Mountain Mayacamas Range Zinfandel 2008
(search item no. 111473)
green wine

Wine & Spirits rating: 95 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 8/29/2014: $36.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 95 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Wines of forward fruit, supple balance and sensual promise. If the exuberance of youth is a key to your enjoyment of Zinfandel, this is your wine.

This is our primary estate wine from 100% Napa Valley organically grown estate grapes. Here you will find all the richness and fruit for which Zinfandel is famous, plus the depth and structure associated with Napa hillside vineyards, and the balance for which Storybook wines are known. Crafted to be enjoyed on release, the wine's notable depth and balance will continue its appeal well into the future.

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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.