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2012 Outpost Cabernet Sauvignon True Vineyard

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2/9/2016 - iamandyc Likes this wine: 94 points

Got even better on day #2. A bit young but what a Napa cab! Rich but not sweet, good structure and light on its feet on the second day. Fairly well balanced and long finish with coffee, chocolate and tobacco. Some oak but adds character.

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2006 Outpost Cabernet Sauvignon True Vineyard

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2/3/2016 - cubswinws Likes this wine: 94 points

Lovely cobernet with long finish and brisk tannic structure. Still has many years ahead of it.

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2013 Outpost Cabernet Sauvignon

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2/8/2016 - Cristal2000 Likes this wine: 94 points

Had this at the winery with yonster24 and others. This is a great winery to visit if you get a chance. KC is great and a fantastic host.

No formal notes -- too many wines and not enough time. This was my second favorite of the tasting behind the True Cab. That said, it was much more approachable and certainly you should pull this one out before the True. It is teeth staining purple, with a gorgeous core of black fruit. The tannins are still pretty hefty, and it requires a lot of air for this to show even a fraction of what it can do (got much better over the hour we were there). I didn't feel it was as stacked and endowed as the True, but loved it all the same. An incredible deal at $85.

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2013 Outpost Cabernet Sauvignon True Vineyard

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2/8/2016 - Cristal2000 Likes this wine: 96 points

Tasted this at the winery. Just a few thoughts here from my memory, which is now inhibited from drinking so many different wines over the course of 4 days in Napa.

HUGE wine. This is most definitely a mountain wine built to last for a long, long time. The nose is gorgeous dark blue fruit with a small oak element. It is teeth staining purple with a massive core of fruit. It shows amazing depth and concentration, with equally massive tannins at the moment. This is packed and stacked for a long life. I doubt it will be ready to drink well for at least 5 years. 96+

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2013 Outpost Petite Sirah The Other

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2/7/2016 - yonster24 wrote: NR

had a the winery. It looked like motor oil coming out of the bottle. Meaty, spicy and peppery. FULL bodied wine packed with fruit. Spicy back-end with literal mouth-puckering tannins. This will take years to really come together. Honestly, with the backbone this has, I wouldn't think of touching it for a minimum of 5 years and then re-assessing again.

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2013 Outpost Cabernet Sauvignon True Vineyard

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2/7/2016 - yonster24 wrote: NR

Had this at the winery over the weekend. Loved it, but I may have liked the regular Cab a little more. that being said, I still think this was an amazing bottle of wine.

Floral component to the nose with black fruit and raspberry coming through along with a little bit of oak (but not too much.) Tight on the palate with the fruit peeking underneath a layer of tannins that will take a long time really integrate. This will be fantastic in due time but right now it's just too young to really enjoy, in my opinion.

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2013 Outpost Cabernet Sauvignon

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2/7/2016 - yonster24 wrote: NR

Cristal2000 and I went to the winery over the weekend (along with quite a few others) and had this at the winery. This was probably decanting for only a little while before we started as towards the end of our tasting is when this really started to SHINE.

Black fruit, black currant, graphite on the nose. Full bodied wine but the fruit is held firmly in check and not over ripe whatsoever. Clean, lively but not even close to coming out of it's shell. STRUCTURE on this wine. Long finish with tannins and acidity very much backing this baby up. This is my kind of cab. Built for the long haul and not overdone. Loved it. (Possibly even more than the TRUE Cab I had from them.)

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2013 Outpost Zinfandel Howell Mountain

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2/7/2016 - yonster24 wrote: NR

Blackfruit, pepper, underbrush and oak on the nose. Full bodied wine but not overdone at all (like when you get prunes or raisins on some zins, which i personally HATE.) med+ finish with a spicy kick to it. While not a long term ager, this will probably hit it's stride in about 5 years or so. Fun, tasty wine.

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2009 Outpost Zinfandel Howell Mountain

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2/7/2016 - Old Gray Hare wrote: 92 points

Brief decant and served slightly cooled. Plum, cherry and pepper on the nose. Smooth soft mouthfeel with spice (agree on the gingerbread note), blackberry and pepper flavors with a seamless evolving finish. Three hours later the mouthfeel became quite harsh with heat and acid on the finish. (So did not benefit from prolonged aeration.)

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2009 Outpost Zinfandel Howell Mountain

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10/16/2015 - Old Gray Hare wrote: 92 points

Nice floral blueberry nose. Mouthfeel was moderately creamy with berry, floral, & qhite quickly, pepper notes. There was a long, pleasant peppery finish

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2011 Outpost Zinfandel Howell Mountain

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2/4/2016 - jtonglet Likes this wine: 92 points

Very nice. Spicy, dark fruit notes. Hint of smoke.

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2013 Outpost Immigrant True Vineyard

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2/7/2016 - bluegoose wrote: 93 points

Really nice blue and black fruit with a touch of red - blueberry, black currants, and some raspberry. Really smooth/fairly full fruit mid-palate. The tannins are already integrated quite well in light of its youth - although it could also use a little more time. Fairly long/deep finish. Decanted for around 4 hours. Drinking well young with a decent decant but I expect it to get better. 94 points from Parker makes sense in another year or so. In my opinion, more approachable young than the 2013 Outpost cab - the merlot and cab franc soften it some. 38% cab, 32% merlot and 30% cab franc.

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2008 Outpost Cabernet Sauvignon True Vineyard

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2/5/2016 - silton Likes this wine: 95 points

Decanted 90 minutes. Lots of sediment. From nose to finish the wine stays within a conventional band of cassis, currant, and plum with some tobacco and graphite nuance at the margin, however, absolutely first class body and balance with good if not awe-inspiring length. One of the better Cabernet based wines I've yet tasted. Stupendous with peppery ribeye. Would like to try in 5 years with tenderloin.

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2013 Outpost Zinfandel Howell Mountain

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2/6/2016 - Rktekt3 wrote: 94 points

Wasnt really sure i was drinking a zinfandel. Deep red fruit on the nose. Full fruit flavor on the pallate, a bit of oak and some heat along with that zinfandel spice/pepper flavor i love. This wine is right now my WOTY and i am going back to the store to buy the other bottle that was on the shelf.

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2010 Outpost Zinfandel Howell Mountain

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2/6/2016 - 1997cobalt Likes this wine: 95 points

Smooth, delicious and awesome

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2013 Outpost Cabernet Sauvignon

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2/5/2016 - bluegoose wrote: 92 points

Let this slow ox in the morning for a couple hours and then decanted during the day for around another 8 hours. It's obviously young and is clearly going to improve with time but I expected more - nowhere near the same depth young as the 2013 Mike Smith cabs that I've had over the past couple months at a similar price point. Nice purple fruit with a touch of red. The fruit isn't closed but clearly needs more time to really open-up. Smooth mid-palate but not overly deep - I believe with more time it will show a little more depth. Solid finish but also not much depth - again, appears to need more time. In all, I believe this vintage needs at least another year to really show its stuff but I'm not sure about 95+ points from WA - the structure doesn't appear to be there for such a rating in my opinion but I've been wrong before. WA anticipated maturity 2021 to 2041 which I find interesting. More time is needed but another five years appears to be excessive.

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2013 Outpost Cabernet Sauvignon

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2/4/2016 - mekeane Likes this wine: 91 points

A little bit young but delicious. Will get better with a few years. Beautiful color and robust taste I expect from a Howell Mountain Cab.

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2011 Outpost Zinfandel Howell Mountain

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2/1/2016 - D.Callahan Likes this wine: 91 points

Delicious black and blue fruit but not simplistic by any means. Nice briar and pepper with hints of herbs. A great accompaniment to barbecued ribs

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2011 Outpost Cabernet Sauvignon

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2/1/2016 - fastcar888 wrote: 96 points

I have a very difficult time not consuming this wine. It is simply spectacular with tons of upfront berry fruit, excellent finish and a sensational nose. It get better with each sip. Despite 2011 being a sub-standard year in the valley, this is a polar opposite. If you can get your hands on it, then do so.

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2013 Outpost Grenache

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1/29/2016 - brianofthevine wrote: 91 points

Tart red cherry, raspberry, and strawberry. Big earthy component here, great acidity, nice long finish.

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2010 Outpost Cabernet Sauvignon True Vineyard

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1/29/2016 - mtolerico Likes this wine: 92 points

Tasted blind, initially it really didn't taste like a Cabernet all that much, but as it opened the cassis really shined through, toasted oak, licorice and woody oak on the finish. The over-bearing oak has improved since last tasted, however it's still a bit much and the fruit is not all that complex. Very nice drink, but in this vintage however it's over-priced.

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2011 Outpost Cabernet Sauvignon

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3/19/2014 - bestdamncab Likes this wine: 92 points

Howell Mountain Spring Wine Tasting. Nose of black and red fruit, dusty earth, and briar, more of the same on the palate, tasted much bigger than expected, smooth, silky, tasty, medium/big body, long finish, needs two years to peak.

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2011 Outpost Zinfandel Howell Mountain

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3/19/2014 - bestdamncab Likes this wine: 90 points

Howell Mountain Spring Wine Tasting. Nose of ripe fruit, briar, touch of white pepper, more berry than cherry fruit, more of the same on the palate, medium/big body, smooth, slightly soft and a touch simple, tasty, long finish.

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2012 Outpost Cabernet Sauvignon

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1/23/2016 - texaswinelover wrote: NR

Although delicious, seemed more closed up than my last bottle. Wonderfully made and balanced. Will wait a couple of years probably before my next bottle. Looking forward to this developing beautifully.

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2006 Outpost Cabernet Sauvignon True Vineyard

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1/20/2016 - Bigtuna Likes this wine: 94 points

Decanted 4 hours and it needed it. Big fruit forward, nice nose and finish. Very enjoyable, however will probably wait 2/3 years to try another bottle. 94

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