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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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2012 Outpost Cabernet Sauvignon

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4/26/2015 - mtolerico Likes this wine: 92 points

Loads of oak as what I'm used to with this producer, it really should be put down for 4-5 years so I opened this way to early. It doesn't have the extraction and complexity as other mid-90 Napa Cabs, but it should be a good wine with proper time in the cellar. Hold now.

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2010 Outpost Zinfandel Howell Mountain

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4/24/2015 - patwjr Likes this wine: 94 points

A great Zin. Nice ripe fruit but not overdone; dense. Got better as it opened up over 3 hours. Last glass 24 hours later was still really good.

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2007 Outpost Zinfandel Howell Mountain

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4/21/2015 - Old Gray Hare Likes this wine: 92 points

Lots to like. After a brief decant I noted a very complex flavor with different elements dominating during different sips. Clean and satisfying with brambly, floral, some burnt orange and frequently black pepper taking their turns. Still "dusty tannins" and a long very slightly hot finish. This has certainly become smoother and better integrated since I first tasted it at ZAP in 2010.

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2005 Outpost Zinfandel Howell Mountain

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4/17/2015 - pauldenisarcher wrote: 89 points

Still good, but definitely time to drink up (this was a magnum too).

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2006 Outpost Petite Sirah

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4/19/2015 - Lakewine23 Likes this wine: 93 points

Awesome wine!!!!!

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2008 Outpost Cabernet Sauvignon

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4/11/2015 - marka wrote: 91 points

Had with NY strip. Nice balance. Love the mountain fruit. A bit of blackberry, pepper, but mainly some red fruit.

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2012 Outpost Cabernet Sauvignon

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4/13/2015 - cepageyakima wrote: 95 points

I need more of this drinks as if it is $150 plus bottle

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2012 Outpost Cabernet Sauvignon True Vineyard

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4/11/2015 - bluegoose wrote: 96 points

Fairly similar profile as the 2012 Outpost cab - nice fruit (medium plus body), really really smooth mid-palate, nice balance, and nice deep/long lasting finish. However, the fruit with the True Vineyard is a little deeper. Slow ox for one hour, decanted for another two, and drank over another two. Improved with time. WA anticipated maturity 2018 to 2038; however, I thought this was drinking really well with a little time. Like the Outpost cab, impressive how approachable and smooth for such a young quality cab.

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2012 Outpost Cabernet Sauvignon

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4/9/2015 - bluegoose wrote: 95 points

Similar notes as my last tasting. Really well-integrated, great balance, nice flavor profile, and really smooth - once again, seamless transition from beginning to end. I believe this vintage is going to drink better young with its youth/vibrance bringing more depth now - structure is lacking for much improvement going forward in my opinion but I've been wrong before.

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2009 Outpost Cabernet Sauvignon

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4/7/2015 - 1997cobalt wrote: 93 points

more mature than previous. Tannins are less bitey but present. Is rather smooth and very drinkable right now

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2006 Outpost Cabernet Sauvignon

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4/5/2015 - JCGuthrie wrote: 94 points

Wonderful bottle. Much better than last showing, which was a couple years ago. Nice fruit, subtle minerality. Wish I had more.

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2005 Outpost Cabernet Sauvignon

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3/31/2015 - Coachron13 Likes this wine: 90 points

Three hour decant was too much. Lots of fruit when first opened, muted a lot over time. Suggest 30-60 minute decant max. Was hoping for a little more out of this wine. Good but not a big Howell Mtn cab like we were expecting.

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2012 Outpost Cabernet Sauvignon

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3/27/2015 - Mech-E Likes this wine: 95 points

Decanted 1 hr.

Muscular, woody, with plenty of glycerin. Chewy! Will be nice to hold the remaining bottles to see where this goes.

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2007 Outpost Zinfandel Howell Mountain

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3/28/2015 - tomlee wrote: 93 points

Served without decanting. Deep red in color. 16.2% ABV. Raspberry liqueur, flowers and chalk on the nose. Medium body with medium acidity and a nice sense of balance. Raspberry compote, juicy blackberries and cracked black pepper on the palate. The finish is long and creamy with mellowing tannins. Drink over the next 1-2 years.

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2012 Outpost Cabernet Sauvignon

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3/27/2015 - robdlang Likes this wine: 96 points

What a pleasure after having a couple of 2012s that are just not ready. This wine was really good -- big, bold, very well integrated and very smooth tannins. It is amazing that a young Howell Mtn wine can be pnp'ed. Great job!

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2011 Outpost Grenache

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3/24/2015 - dontime wrote: NR

As others suggest, light in color, but certainly not light in flavor. Needed some air to settle in, but delicious at dinner. If scoring 92-94.

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