2012 Storybook Mountain "Mayacamas Range" Napa Valley Zinfandel

SKU #1193493 90 points Connoisseurs Guide

 *One Star* It’s young and it’s deep; it’s nicely focused on bright blackberry fruit and it’s tight but promising—and that is just in its mid-volume aromas. The tight aspect comes doubly into play in the mouth where tannin and acidity combine to add coarse, grabby impressions that interrupt the wine’s fairly likeable fruit and consign the wine to the cellar. Time is absolutely of the essence here, and given the remarkable Storybook Mountain track record with its Zins, we have nothing but full confidence in this one’s ability to reach great heights.  (5/2015)

Wine Spectator

 Briary and appealingly rustic, with aromas of cherry and underbrush leading to focused flavors of red plum, smoky herb and pepper. (TF)  (10/2015)

K&L Notes

Storybook Mountain has been crafting wines for 125 years and has been named tops in Zinfandel by several publications. They note about their 2012 Mayacamas Range that it is a "wine 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."

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Staff Image By: Andrew Whiteley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/11/2016 | Send Email
The Mayacamas Zin is tremendous wine showcasing intensity without excessive weight. The aromatics are cool and dominated by baking spices. Cinnamon and cloves stand out above the more commonly found black pepper. Beautiful briar fruit weaves its way throughout from the bouquet through the lovely finish. If you like your Zins well balanced – great acidity, moderate alcohol, and a combination of fruit and savory notes, all with great intensity – this the bottle for you.

Staff Image By: Kirk Walker | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/7/2016 | Send Email
This is the classic, the first wine that comes to mind when thinking about the winery and the exemplar of the house style, structured. I like to describe it as Zin made like Cabernet rather than fruit compote. Brambly dark fruit with snap, lots of spice that hangs of good tannic structure. It is full and bright with a long lingering finish.

Staff Image By: Dave Genevro | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/1/2015 | Send Email
This awesome Zinfandel is rich, ripe and structured. It has the length and grip on the finish that I look for in reds. I would drink this bottle any day of the week, and that says something because Zinfandel is not normally my go-to varietal. All around a greatly executed wine through and through.

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- The bid to name Zinfandel California's "State Varietal" may have failed, but this red wine grape, grown extensively in California since the mid-1800s, is grown in few other places in the world. Sadly, much of what's cultivated today is planted where it's too hot and flat. But when planted to well-drained, hillside vineyards that are warm but not too hot, like those in Sonoma County's Dry Creek Valley and Amador County in the Sierra Foothills, Zinfandel can produce wines with plenty of character. High in natural alcohol and tannin, grown carefully it can be rich and complex, with dark fruit berry fruit and peppery spice. The most known example of Zinfandel outside of California is Italy's Primitivo, which can be similar in style, but is often a bit lighter and less alcoholic than West Coast examples.

United States

- When people consider domestic wine, they normally think about the state of California. The fine viticultural Region within California, including the Napa Valley, Sonoma, Santa Cruz Mountains, Mendocino and Santa Barbara, are capable of growing grapes of world-class quality. But there's plenty of fabulous wine coming from other states, too. Oregon, Washington and New York are also causing eyebrows (and glassware) to be raised around the world. Click for a list of bestselling items from the United States.


- With the explosive growth that California's wine industry has seen the past several years, it's easy to view winemaking and grape growing in the Golden State as a recent phenomenon. And while it's true that California's viticultural history is brief compared to several European countries, this state's roots date back well over 200 years. Due to the enormous response to California wine within the United States and worldwide, there are thousands of excellent and diverse wines being produced within the state each year. For our entire selection of California wines, please visit this link.
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Napa Valley

- America's most famous wine region, which encompasses a varied geographical territory running about 20 miles long from the San Francisco Bay northward to the foot of Mount St. Helena. Napa's great diversity, both in terms of climate and terroir, has led to the creation of a number of smaller AVAs like Stags Leap District, Rutherford, Howell Mountain, Oakville and Mount Veeder, among others. Cabernet and chardonnay still reign supreme, but just about everything under the sun is grown in Napa Valley, in quality levels ranging from $2 jug wine to $500 a bottle California cab.
Alcohol Content (%): 13.9