2005 Outpost Cabernet Sauvignon True Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
  • > Howell Mountain
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Community Tasting Notes 20

  • 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.

  • Ed B wrote: (96 points)

    May 19, 2012 - Wow. Either decant for a long time or hold several more years.

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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 223 (58%)
  • Consumed 159 (42%)

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