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Outpost Zinfandel United States Red Zinfandel California 2007

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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

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09/23/2010

A fragrant introduction with prune, cooked black cherry, and chocolate galore, is followed by scents of plum, raisin, cinnamon, citrus, and an enticingly complex mix of ambered resin perfumes, forest florals, mossy pines, and Mediterranean herbs. The palate opens with strong prune, infused with bright cherry and chocolate, migrating to blackberry, plum and currants, and finally to tobacco and citrus flavors, landing on strong grapefruit at 2 hours, which remains the dominant taste for another two hours, mellowing over time but sustaining a soft, zingy, peppery mid-palate through a relatively short finish. A curious thing happens at 24 hours. The strong palate leader citrus pulls back in the pack and allows other aromas to emerge, including bright cherry and chocolate, combining with the lingering citrus remnant from the day before, to display a succulent, balanced cotillion of poignant changes on the palate. It's a new and better wine the day after opening.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
06/25/2014

Dense and concentrated, with bold boysenberry, white pepper and loamy mineral aromas and complex yet tightly wound plum and anise flavors that lead to ripe but muscular tannins. Needs time. Best from 2011 through 2016.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/19/2013

Outpost’s 2007 Zinfandel is a reassuringly terrific, spicy, briary example offering notes of minerals intermixed with lots of blue and red fruits, incense, pepper, and herbs. This full, heady, flavorful Zin should be drunk over the next 4–5 years.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Dark red-ruby. Penetrating aromas of cassis, blackberry and licorice, with a mineral firmness that carries through onto the palate. This highly concentrated zin began a bit brutal but turned thick and creamy with aeration, while maintaining lovely lift from its licorice and orange peel flavors. Very densely packed and sweet, with plenty of material to buffer its 16.2% alcohol.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

This is a beautifully knit, elegant, graceful effort with both power and richness. An opaque purple color is followed by aromas of white flowers, blueberries, raspberries, minerals, and spice. It has excellent texture as well as sweet, concentrated, stylish flavors.


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11/19/2013

Ruby-red. Exotic, high-toned aromas of briary mountain berries, licorice and fruitcake. Juicy and dry, with very ripe, slightly roasted crushed berry flavors. Firm acids and substantial fruit tannins give lift to the back end. I'm not finding the spicy and floral treble notes that this wine displayed from barrel, but this appears to be shutting down now. Winemaker Thomas Brown notes that the Outpost zin typically shows more dark fruits and a creamier texture with a few years of bottle age. The pH here, he notes, is under 3.5 in spite of the high alcohol.



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