Red

2008 Outpost Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Howell Mountain
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Community Tasting Notes 47

  • Ed B wrote: (95 points)

    May 13, 2016 - PnP at a restaurant. No detailed notes. Spectacular wine

  • galewskj wrote: (89 points)

    April 24, 2016 - 94+ at Gary and Judy's: Decanted 4 hours. Drank a good-sized glass over an hour. This cab is even bigger than I remember it. Amped up, tons of fruit, lots of alcohol and wood. A bruiser.

  • Ed B wrote: (95 points)

    November 24, 2015 - After a rough day unpacking wine and putting bottles in cellar slots -- talk about a 1% problem -- I decided to treat my self. Wow!!

    Splash decanted and drank over next 3 hours. Moderate, fine sediment. Nearly opaque ruby-red with margins hinting of future orange. Initially, integrated red and dark berries; smooth and pleasant. As time went on -- and as food entered the picture -- the spice came out. At 3 hours, the front is tart, spicy plumb with licorice and raspberry overtones. Still medium-full body. Finish is very long and ever-changing.

    A spectacular wine.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • marka wrote: (91 points)

    April 11, 2015 - Had with NY strip. Nice balance. Love the mountain fruit. A bit of blackberry, pepper, but mainly some red fruit.

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  • Loren Sonkin wrote: (94 points)

    February 1, 2015 - Robert's 50th (A Tastey Restaurant): Loved this wine. Purple in color. The nose has cassis, blueberries, vanilla but also a nice mineral undertone. On the palate, this is lush, fruit forward and delicious. Likewise, there is a tight layering of complexity as it unwinds in the glass. Lovely now, but a decade left. Great wine.

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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 14 (2%)
  • In Cellars 549 (62%)
  • Consumed 317 (36%)

Food Pairing

Rib Eye Prime Steak

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