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2010 Outpost Zinfandel Howell Mountain

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6/20/2015 - Redrunners Likes this wine: 93 points

Still my favorite Zinfandel.

Smooth and very well balanced for a zin.
Flavors of blueberry, some cherry and spice.

Had with a braised veal shank with risotto. This zin worked great with the savory food.

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2010 Outpost Zinfandel Howell Mountain

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5/30/2015 - pgb67 wrote: 92 points

"ATS" Wine Group, Spring Gathering: Huge ABV but contained it perfectly with great balance. On open it seemed a bit one-dimensional and not as complex as the cabs, but picked up sophistication over the night and was singing some 3-4 hours in. Brambly blackberries on the fore, with spicy accents.

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2012 Outpost Cabernet Sauvignon True Vineyard

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6/20/2015 - tomoem Likes this wine: 95 points

Very closed at first hour with coffee notes & earthy undertones, but strong berry aftertaste. Went on for over 1 minute. This wine required hours and hours. I kept in decanter overnight on counter left to air. There was about 1/2 bottle to finish 24 hours later. It had smoother and more velvety mouth feel with less tannin present and same amount of berry. I would not be opening this wine for at least 3-5 years. This wine will likely rate higher.

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2012 Outpost Cabernet Sauvignon

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6/22/2015 - purpleteeeth wrote: 94 points

Outstanding wine!

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2008 Outpost Cabernet Sauvignon True Vineyard

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6/21/2015 - Encinitas_Joe wrote: 96 points

Really well integrated with great balance at this point. Great now but may still get better.

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2011 Outpost Cabernet Sauvignon

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6/20/2015 - Etonian Likes this wine: 94 points

Slow ox'ed for a couple of hours. Red fruits, Howell Mountain Spice, slight toast. Well balanced and very enjoyable.

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2008 Outpost Grenache

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6/19/2015 - Old Gray Hare wrote: 90 points

Pale color. Strawberry on the nose and as the initial flavor impression. Brisk and clean mouthfeel with flavor that evolves smoothly into a long peppery finish.

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2010 Outpost Grenache

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6/18/2015 - AlexHop wrote: 92 points

beautiful rich cherry flavors. Long finish.

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2012 Outpost Grenache

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6/16/2015 - mtolerico wrote: 90 points

Day two of this wine, the bitterness has subsided a lot which helps, but so did the creaminess that I was enjoying on the finish. It's still a good wine, just not what I've liked so much in previous vintages.

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2012 Outpost Cabernet Sauvignon

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6/15/2015 - vintage1949 wrote: 93 points

First I have to admit we had a big party at my house and it was late in the evening when I first tried this wine. So my palate was abused :) by many wines before this. The fruit was dark and smooth with nuances of chocolate. I do not know if any of you ever noticed this-but right after popping the cork on some wines the nose right from the top of the bottle can be just amazing with mature notes. That was the case with this wine. As soon as you pour it into the decanter brighter, younger fruit notes emerge. Question-Does that little space of air (ullage) somehow reflect what the wine will become with age?

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2012 Outpost Grenache

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6/15/2015 - mtolerico wrote: 90 points

Needs a good amount of air, initially it has a great attack, smooth creamy strawberry and cooking spices, but finishes very bitter. After some air that bitterness fades away, this has been like that since release, hopefully with age it settles down.

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2006 Outpost Cabernet Sauvignon True Vineyard

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6/9/2015 - Mr T wrote: NR

PNP at Ruth's Chris for William's 18th. Great cab that was initially a bit tight/tannic and that just kept opening with time...very very tasty wine

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2011 Outpost Cabernet Sauvignon

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6/6/2015 - Lic Likes this wine: 90 points

Good body. Not tart. Has more time in bottle

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2006 Outpost Cabernet Sauvignon

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6/5/2015 - Ed B wrote: 91 points

Decanted through an aerator and a strainer for 75 minutes and then returned to the bottle to take to a party, along with other serious wines. No detailed notes, but remember spicy and smooth, with a long finish. Well received by all.

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2003 Outpost Cabernet Sauvignon

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6/5/2015 - PBCguy Does not like this wine: NR

past its prime. Maybe its just this bottle but i would drink it while you can!

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2012 Outpost Zinfandel Howell Mountain

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5/30/2015 - StageOneRacing Likes this wine: 91 points

Big jammy, juicy with nice balance and spice.

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2009 Outpost Cabernet Sauvignon

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5/14/2015 - 1997cobalt Likes this wine: 93 points

Full bodied but is smooth and almost soft. Tannins are subtle. Enough complexity to keep one intrigued . Should be good for a number of years.

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2011 Outpost Zinfandel Howell Mountain

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5/9/2015 - Bgrahamdc wrote: 93 points

Everything a Zin should be. Forward ripe fruit, spice and long finish. Exceptional and not surprising coming from this maker. Drinking well right now.

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2011 Outpost Cabernet Sauvignon

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5/2/2015 - hanasowner wrote: 93 points

This was fantastic after a pop and pour...rich mouthfeel with layers and layers of red and blue fruit...only disappointment was not finishing the bottle as declined by day two.

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2011 Outpost Cabernet Sauvignon

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5/8/2015 - kgh wrote: 92 points

I just had one glass the first night upon opening, then drank the rest over two days. Nice silky texture and rich flavor of plum, dark cherry, and chocolate. Just a touch of mushroom and truffle as well. Should continue to get better in the cellar.

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2012 Outpost Grenache

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5/8/2015 - DawgByte Likes this wine: 92 points

I love Grenache, one varietal in the CDP trinity. I feel for those who have popped this offering and had an off bottle, because I didn't experience any of the drawbacks listed.

This is the second high octane Grenache from CA I've had in the last month, with both wines coming in at close to 16% alcohol. The legs are long on this one!

Pop and pour the nose is wonderful and intense with red fruit (raspberry & strawberry), white flowers, bubble gum and white pepper on the backend. On the palate it's a delight through and through. It doesn't have near the texture that Nicora's Grenache has, but it offers a good backbone to pair with food.

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2005 Outpost Petite Sirah The Other

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5/2/2015 - dmg1727 Likes this wine: 91 points

Great with barbecued ribs.

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2012 Outpost Zinfandel Howell Mountain

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5/1/2015 - ebert Likes this wine: 92 points

Great complexity and very smooth and balanced.

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2012 Outpost Cabernet Sauvignon

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4/29/2015 - bluegoose wrote: 93 points

Once again, a very solid bottle of young cab, however, not as good as originally thought especially when placed against another quality cab. Nice fruit and vibrant up-front. Really smooth mid-palate. However, not much depth mid-palate or with the finish. Drank next to a 2012 Tor Kenward Beckstoffer To-Kalon which was quite a bit better. I still don't believe this has the structure to improve much with time but I've been wrong before.

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2006 Outpost Petite Sirah The Other

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4/29/2015 - stconner wrote: 90 points

Decanted for 3 hours before drinking. It was still very tight and finally opened up after another 2 hours. Not a lot of fruit and kind of "flat". Not much of a finish either.

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