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Storybook Mountain 2018 Eastern Exposures Zinfandel

  • Storybook Mountain 2018 Eastern Exposures Zinfandel

Storybook Mountain 2018 Eastern Exposures Zinfandel

  • Availability: In Stock
  • Quantity Available: 11
  • SKU #: 10175
  • $53.99


Storybook Mountain 2018 Eastern Exposures Zinfandel

  • Availability: In Stock
  • Quantity Available: 11
  • SKU #: 10175
  • $53.99


Storybook Mountain 2018 Eastern Exposures Zinfandel

The cool eastern exposures of a volcanic hillside overlooking Mr. St. Helena produced this gold standard of Napa Valley red wine. Tastings Editor Corey Warren described its scent as California forest, citrus, blackberry and herb. That distinctly California-woodlands scent appeared in my own notes as madrone, pine and wild blueberry. This is a savory red, all about brisk and bold tension in its structure and freshness in its fruit. The lively interplay of floral, herbal, fruity and umami is a window into the complexity this wine will develop with age. Drink some now to enjoy Napa Valley classic in its youth, then cellar the rest for a decade or more. 96 PointsReviewed by Joshua Greene, Wine & Spirits June 2022

This is more to the red fruits and a bit lifted with a bit of huckleberry and a pretty light cedar tone. On the palate this is moderate in weight with a good mix of red and black fruits with some green peppercorn as well. D&M Tasting Notes

In 1976, Jerry Seps, a former professor of European history, and his wife, Sigrid, fell in love with the wild, abandoned site and purchased 90 acres surrounding the original winery, planting roughly half to grapevines. The Seps renamed the vineyard Storybook Mountain to denote its fairytale beauty and to honor the original founders. Advised by legendary winemaker Andre Tchelistcheff that the hills above Calistoga, with their red clay-loam soils and eastern exposures, were the best place in California to plant Zinfandel grapes, the Seps replanted the vineyard to Zinfandel. Subsequently they added Cabernet Sauvignon, other red Bordeaux varieties, and Viognier.

The first Storybook Mountain Zinfandel, released in 1983, earned a gold medal, and more accolades followed. In 1989, the 1984 Reserve Zinfandel became the highest-rated Zinfandel in history. In 2003, Wine & Spirits Magazine named Storybook Mountain “Artisan Winery of the Year” and included Storybook among its Top 100 Wineries in the World, an honor we have now won 14 times. Winery Notes

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