In 1976, Jerry and Sigrid Seps fell in love with an abandoned former winery located in the mountains above Calistoga - northwest Napa- and purchased a 90 acre parcel. They renamed it Storybook Mountain to pay tribute to the scenic beauty and honor the original founders. Storybook Mountain is located on an eastern slope of the Mayacamas Range whose ridges separate Napa from Sonoma. Zinfandel has been planted here, on red clay-loam hillsides since the early 1880's, and the estate's sought-after wines are carefully handcrafted from certified organic vineyards surrounding the winery.
The vineyard's cool morning sun and volcanic soils grow zin with racy energy, a sensation that's captured beautifully in this 2013. With air, the wine transforms all of its blueberry flavor, peachy red fruit and youthful oak into something finer, opening over the course of several days toward mouthwatering flavors of fresh-picked black raspberries and bright, rustic mineral notes that seem patterned after the volcanic rock.