Storybook Mountain Vineyards

Mayacamas Range Zinfandel

9.0251 ratings
9.044 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Zinfandel
Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, White Rice, Pasta, Potato, Herbs, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pork, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Beef, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Tom Casagrande

In .375l. Still a bit young and angular, but that is par for the course for Storybook. But it’s already very pleasurable now. Classic Zin scents of rich, spicy blackberry, with warm spice cake notes. A bit tighter than most Zins in the mouth, with nice balance of fruit, acid, and tannin. I’ll try another one in about a year.

In .375l. Still a bit young and angular, but that is par for the course for Storybook. But it’s already very pleasurable now. Classic Zin scents of rich, spicy blackberry, with warm spice cake notes. A bit tighter than most Zins in the mouth, with nice balance of fruit, acid, and tannin. I’ll try another one in about a year.

Jul 13th, 2018
Andy Wigginton

Very closed off night 1. Night 2 it showed more fruit but was still very nuanced for a Zin. I love Zin as a food wine and this is a good option for food pairings.

Very closed off night 1. Night 2 it showed more fruit but was still very nuanced for a Zin. I love Zin as a food wine and this is a good option for food pairings.

Dec 20th, 2017
R. Addison Wehrfritz

Very drinkable zin. Moderate spice profile and balanced acidity pairs well with soppressata, double creme gouda, and olive oil & balsamic soaked french bread.

Very drinkable zin. Moderate spice profile and balanced acidity pairs well with soppressata, double creme gouda, and olive oil & balsamic soaked french bread.

1 person found it helpfulDec 25th, 2015
Lindsay Huntsman

General Manager/Wine Buyer Glen Ellen Star

9.1

Blackberries, strawberry jam, cranberry compote. Bitter dried herbs on palate. Brighter acidity. Layered and nuanced.

Blackberries, strawberry jam, cranberry compote. Bitter dried herbs on palate. Brighter acidity. Layered and nuanced.

1 person found it helpfulJan 31st, 2015
S Butterfield

Sommelier Flask Fine Wines

9.5

Amazing color. Virtually pinot-like in its translucent crimson ruby tint. Thick sexy legs. Nose has a sweet cola effervescent quality and a feeling of walking along a stony river after a rainstorm. Mouthfeel is dynamic. Very concentrated at the center. Tannins are woody and fine. Solid core of fruit on the finish. TransZindent wine. No joke.

Amazing color. Virtually pinot-like in its translucent crimson ruby tint. Thick sexy legs. Nose has a sweet cola effervescent quality and a feeling of walking along a stony river after a rainstorm. Mouthfeel is dynamic. Very concentrated at the center. Tannins are woody and fine. Solid core of fruit on the finish. TransZindent wine. No joke.

Jun 16th, 2016
Henrik Poulsen

14.9% alc.
Old school...old school.
Light in color, with a nice acidic backbone and true varietal character this taste like minimal intervention was used in the cellar (and Thank-you for that!).
Reminds me of how (Napa/Sonoma) Zins tasted decades ago.

14.9% alc.
Old school...old school.
Light in color, with a nice acidic backbone and true varietal character this taste like minimal intervention was used in the cellar (and Thank-you for that!).
Reminds me of how (Napa/Sonoma) Zins tasted decades ago.

Mar 5th, 2016
Alicia Cypress

Nice cooler climate zin but from Napa.

Nice cooler climate zin but from Napa.

Feb 18th, 2016
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.2

Sleek and graceful with plenty of dried sage aromatics, this aged beauty offers elegance in a rare way. I'm sincerely impressed considering variety and age here.

Sleek and graceful with plenty of dried sage aromatics, this aged beauty offers elegance in a rare way. I'm sincerely impressed considering variety and age here.

Dec 22nd, 2015
Chris MacLean

Love the balance, restraint, and acidity. If only it had more complexity and flavor depth. (375ml)

Love the balance, restraint, and acidity. If only it had more complexity and flavor depth. (375ml)

Dec 10th, 2015
Austin Baird

Fruit forward with balanced tannins and light acidic fruit notes. Cheese pizza anyone?!

Fruit forward with balanced tannins and light acidic fruit notes. Cheese pizza anyone?!

Dec 1st, 2015