Red

2006 Outpost Zinfandel Howell Mountain

Zinfandel

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Howell Mountain
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Community Tasting Notes 77

  • skinut Likes this wine: (92 points)

    November 28, 2015 - Great with a somewhat greasy meat lover's pizza. Just enough briar and tannins to cut the grease on the palate. Nice balance and a hint of sweetness (more ripeness). I kept waiting for the Howell Mountain pepperiness to announce its presence, but never appeared. Not a bad thing, just expecting it and a no-show. Second night it was even smoother. Not sure much would be gained with additional aging. One bottle left and I expect I will consume it by summer of '16. Who says Zins can't age? This is proof it held up beautifully for 9 year with no degradation I can tell.

  • mouton45 wrote: (91 points)

    September 20, 2015 - Delicious pairing with beef stroganoff. Spices and herbs on the nose, raspberries on the palate. Not over-the-top. Looking forward to my last three bottles over the next couple of years. No reason to hurry to drink up

  • VinoDiver Likes this wine: (92 points)

    September 12, 2015 - Crystal Lake - Fall 2015 (CL): 3+ hours of air and drinking wonderfully. Showing no signs of slowing down.

  • Ed B wrote: (91 points)

    September 2, 2015 - PnP at a dinner party. No detailed notes. Excellent. Well received.

  • mouton45 wrote: (90 points)

    October 16, 2014 - Went well with rare lamb chops on Thursday's Gourmet Night at the Palace with Cathy and Mariruth. Cathy thought it was a little astringent

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2009, IWC Issue #144 (link)

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  • By Gary Vaynerchuk
    Zinfandel Tasting - Blind, Episode #583, 11/24/2008 (link) 83 points

    (Outpost Zinfandel Howell Mountain) #2; VaynerPAZZZ; COLOR-dark; NOSE-loaded w/ gorgeous black pepper; nice leather & venison, but these are all overshadowed by the nice dark fruits (blackberries, cassis, blueberries); TASTE-the Oak Monster ruined this wine; this wine had all the makings of a top notch Zin, but ruined it w/ the oak; some pepper and shredded dark chocolate initially, but then massive amounts of wood that hides the character; a massive missed opportunity IMO; ST-91/92; GV-83

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer Outpost
  • Varietal Zinfandel
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Howell Mountain

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 8 (1%)
  • In Cellars 237 (36%)
  • Consumed 415 (63%)

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