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Newton Wine & Spirits USD 99.99 750ml

Outpost Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain 2011

Member Review by cjascher:

Still young and could use a couple of years in the cellar.

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Outpost Wines:
Situated high atop Howell Mountain, 2,200 feet above the floor of the Napa Valley, it's easy to see the inspiration, and natural wonder that is the essence of Outpost Wines. Outpost was established in 1998 with the mission of producing wines that are a living, breathing embodiment of this piece of extraordinary land. The unique confluence of environmental factors at the Outpost vineyards... Read more
Situated high atop Howell Mountain, 2,200 feet above the floor of the Napa Valley, it's easy to see the inspiration, and natural wonder that is the essence of Outpost Wines. Outpost was established in 1998 with the mission of producing wines that are a living, breathing embodiment of this piece of extraordinary land. The unique confluence of environmental factors at the Outpost vineyards - the volcanic, rocky red soil, high altitude, gentle cooling breezes and sunny western exposure - produces fruit of incredible complexity and richness, with a distinct mountain palette you simply can't find anywhere else. Capturing the essence of the land's rugged terrain, Outpost creates world-class Zinfandel, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah from our own hand-cultivated, organically farmed 42 acre estate vineyards. The guiding principle of our wine-making program is to realize the full potential of this piece of ground, to create a living history of vintages with immense character and a true sense of place. Sharing this philosophy and intrigued by the potential of the estate's magnificent vineyards, winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown has crafted the wines from the beginning. Under Thomas' expert guidance, Outpost grapes are harvested late in the season - by hand, at dawn - to preserve the full intensity and distinctive spicy character of the mountain fruit. The grapes are processed with as little manipulation as possible. Grapes from each block within the vineyard are fermented separately so that our winemaking team can be very selective about the lots that comprise the final blend. Wines are neither fined nor filtered allowing for the full expression of the vintages' potential. At Outpost, we take our role as stewards of the land very seriously, employing sustainable farming practices at every stage of cultivation. The result is a higher quality fruit with expressive consistency over each vintage year. Remarkable wines with a sense of place, creating a growing legacy year after year, vintage after vintage. That's what we're working towards at Outpost. We invite you to discover our wines and share the journey. Read less

Member Reviews for Outpost Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

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Snooth User: cjascher
27046942
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 08/28/2011

Still young and could use a couple of years in the cellar.


Snooth User: mikepmunroe
9720763
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 11/30/2011

Four glasses


Snooth User: Stallion
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2.50 5
Vintage: 2005 03/03/2014

Slightly disappointing It took a while to open, which improved the wine.....But I expected more for the price. Not typical Howell Mountain. Not much of a nose and a tad bit too much wood....almost a musty European style nose. The wine almost tasted like a Zin Cab hybrid. The tannins softened after an hour, and it was a decent bottle of wine....But not worth the price in my honest opinion.


External Reviews for Outpost Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

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Vintage: 2007 05/12/2010

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2007 Outpost Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


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Vintage: 2005 03/03/2010

ST: 91 Points


External Review
Vintage: 2005 01/16/2009

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2005 Outpost Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2005 01/16/2009

Deep, saturated ruby. Highly aromatic nose combines red fruits, lilac and crushed rocks. Juicy and bright in the mouth, with a distinctly rocky minerality and bright acidity giving terrific lift and verve to the flavors of red fruits, flowers and spi... Stephen Tanzer. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2005 Outpost Cabernet Sauvignon True Vineyards 750ml



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