Storybook Mountain Vineyards

Mayacamas Range Zinfandel

9.115 ratings
9.14 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
Sam Shepard

Lots of blackberry. Little too much oak too

Lots of blackberry. Little too much oak too

Apr 6th, 2017
Chris Krueger

Loses alot of zip on day 2

Loses alot of zip on day 2

Mar 25th, 2017
Tom Casagrande

Half bottle. Storybook Zins are as elegant and claret like as this grape can get. They need age, but I just couldn't wait. Nose tight but giving up scents of just ripe blackberry, campfire embers, and gravelly earth. Tight and structured in the mouth, but so beautifully proportioned that it's clear that it will only improve for at least 5 years. Luckily I have more bottles. The question is whether I have more patience. So it's 9.2+ for now.

Half bottle. Storybook Zins are as elegant and claret like as this grape can get. They need age, but I just couldn't wait. Nose tight but giving up scents of just ripe blackberry, campfire embers, and gravelly earth. Tight and structured in the mouth, but so beautifully proportioned that it's clear that it will only improve for at least 5 years. Luckily I have more bottles. The question is whether I have more patience. So it's 9.2+ for now.

Dec 15th, 2016
Austin Blackwell

Blackberry and dark stewed raspberry on the palate with a little dried herbal character. Medium bodied and good acidity which is the way I like my Zins.

Blackberry and dark stewed raspberry on the palate with a little dried herbal character. Medium bodied and good acidity which is the way I like my Zins.

Dec 27th, 2015
Mono Head

Storybook mountain vineyard 2013 Zinfandel -fruity and dark. Probably a little too sweet

Storybook mountain vineyard 2013 Zinfandel -fruity and dark. Probably a little too sweet

Dec 13th, 2017
Kurt-Inge Eklund

Kurt-Inge had this 10 months ago

Kurt-Inge had this 10 months ago

Jun 16th, 2018
Stephen Mathews

Stephen had this a year ago

Stephen had this a year ago

Apr 26th, 2018
Robert Brown

Robert had this 8 months ago

Robert had this 8 months ago

Aug 21st, 2018