2012 Zinfandel 'Eastern Exposures'
Retail: $79.95 / btl (12 btls/cs)
This special cuvee is to show just how elegant, fragrant and balanced Napa hillside Zinfandel can be... Berries with hints of flowers, minerals and spice in the aroma; multi-layered and rich flavor on the broad and supple mid palate; and an intense, clean and lingering impression on the finish...
91 Points — Connoisseur's Guide
True to form, the latest Storybook Mountain Zin is a wine that goes for fruity precision rather than blustery ripeness, and it shows the very clean, slightly claret-like lines that we have come to expect from its maker. It is light and yet nicely fruited on the nose but is comfortably filled out in the mouth, and its gentle sensation of tannic grip signals that, as usual, it should not be drunk down in a hurry. It will provide mannerly drinking in the short term, but as experience has proven, it will age gracefully for years to come.