2005 Outpost Cabernet Sauvignon True Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Howell Mountain
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Community Tasting Notes 23

  • thebonnydooner wrote: (95 points)

    December 11, 2016 - Really, really good. Inky black plum in colour. Nose is intense, very primary with strong blackcurrant and dark berry, hints of sandalwood and leather with great persistence. Very full bodied on the palate but with excellent balance, shows loads of currant and dark plum fruit, soft to medium tannins and great balancing acidity. Dry but sweet on the finish. Absolutely delicious. Superb - best wine this year so far.

  • Knicksfan wrote: (94 points)

    June 1, 2016 - 8 years since my last bottle and it pays off; extremely well balanced and delightful; soft well integrated tannin

  • Mrbuzz Likes this wine: (95 points)

    August 19, 2015 - Believe it or not…my first bottle from release! Inky black berry in color….WONDERFUL nose of crushed graphite, liqueured berries, compost, young leather, white pepper, fresh flowers. Has amazing youth still…the tannins are firm, yet stone polished….rich and juicy blackberry, red plum, blueberry, currant fruit…..spicy kick of dusty white pepper….has a cream to it like an oozing chocolate brownie…..totally rocky mountain terrain…you can taste the struggle….yet there is a polish of pretty florals. The only knock…maybe a little short and dry on the finish? Hell I'm reaching! This is a killer wine! Glad to have a couple more left!

  • H*3 Likes this wine: (94 points)

    January 20, 2015 - Last bottle of the '05. Still Stunning with a lot of life left. Love the depth and concentration balanced with significant minerality. Always a favorite and this bottle did not disappoint.

  • H*3 Likes this wine: (93 points)

    October 3, 2014 - Amazing and still very youthful with much life ahead of it. Lot's of dark fruit with the structure to be nicely balanced. Incredibly long finish.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2008, IWC Issue #138 (link)

    (Outpost Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon True Vineyard Howell Mountain) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Outpost
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard True Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Howell Mountain

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 190 (48%)
  • Consumed 205 (52%)

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