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2005 Outpost Cabernet Sauvignon True Vineyard
- Napa Valley
- Howell Mountain
Community Tasting Notes 25
Deryl Likes this wine: (94 points)
February 27, 2017 - This was really spectacular. The fragrance exploded when I poured into the decanter and almost seemed to fill the room. Decanted for about 3 hours, returned to the bottle and took to a restaurant. Decanted again at the restaurant and enjoyed with wood grilled ribeye. wonderful depth and balance. This wine is drinking wonderfully right now. Hold if you please but I don't see a lot of improvement. Everything is beautifully resolved right now.
J @ y H @ c k Likes this wine: (93 points)
January 28, 2017 - Decanted four hours in the cellar, mostly in the cellar at 58 degrees. In addition to the air, the decant was crucial because there is a lot of sediment. Maybe half a teaspoon. This wine has lost a lot of its baby fat and has a flavor profile of red pit fruit, raspberries and some cedar wood. Strong acidity. Good balance. Dark color. We debated how long of a life it had left. At least 10 years, probably more like 20. Rebecca thinks it has reached its peak.I think it is still on an upward curve for another decade. No classic signs of cabernet age (leather, earthiness). A great wine to drink with a grilled boneless NY strip steak.
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!
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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 186 (47%)
- Consumed 209 (53%)
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