Red

2008 Outpost Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
  • > Howell Mountain
Drink between 2011 - 2023
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Community Tasting Notes 42

  • sjdcellar wrote: (92 points)

    September 22, 2014 - this has great potential but even after 3 hours in decanter it was tight and huge. Little bit hot as well. There are great underlying cab notes but they are hidden right now by a big tannic structure.

  • Encinitas_Joe wrote: (95 points)

    August 21, 2014 - Another great bottle. In perfect form right now.

  • iamandyc Likes this wine: (94 points)

    August 8, 2014 - This was very good on day 1 but had amazing complexity and texture by the last glass on day 3. Day 3 notes - Fleshy but structured with dark fruits and a "pie" element. Cassis, coffee, iodine and tobacco on a long finish. Nose was complex but not necessarily pleasant for me - stopped it from being a 95+ wine for me. Great value. Long life ahead

  • Brsed Likes this wine: (93 points)

    August 5, 2014 - This wine was in a really good place. Lush black fruits with great depth but not flabby whatsoever. Texture was very smooth.

  • Encinitas_Joe wrote: (95 points)

    April 26, 2014 - Decanted for an hour and enjoyed with some Piave and a filet. Definitely a favorite of the group. Incredibly smooth and well defined. Second bottle consumed in the last 6 months and similar experience with both. The Outpost team has received a lot more press in the last few years but is still a bargain. Great bottle.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2011, Issue #156 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Outpost
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Howell Mountain

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 18 (2%)
  • In Cellars 583 (70%)
  • Consumed 237 (28%)

Food Pairing

Rib Eye Prime Steak

Who Likes This Wine

100% Like It  14 votes