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2005 Outpost Cabernet Sauvignon True Vineyard
- Napa Valley
- Howell Mountain
Community Tasting Notes 21
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.
VinoDiver Likes this wine: (93 points)
February 7, 2014 - Smooth, silky tannins with lots of youthful fruit. This had a beautiful nose while resting in the glass. Upon opening this showed a fair amount of vanilla/oak but this seemed to integrate over the 3 hours it was consumed. The last glass was the best. This should still have plenty of growth ahead of it.
King Cab wrote: (93 points)
September 7, 2013 - Pretty nose of cola and cassis infused blackberries. Palate shows such a finely weaved bevy of good Cab things, I don't know where to start. I will start with the fruit! Blackberries and boysenberry with hints of currants and blackcherry. Tannins are lofty but in the background and overall balance is pretty amazing. The real story here today is alchemy. This just oozes it. So much life ahead of it, but it drinks so beautifully right now. Finish is long and all the black fruits remian in play. I think I have chosen well for an early Fall Saturday; one that has grilled steaks and my favorite lady.
Pro Reviews 1
By Stephen Tanzer
May/June 2008, IWC Issue #138 (link)
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- 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
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 205 (53%)
- Consumed 185 (47%)