Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2005 Outpost Howell Mountain Zinfandel – Bottle Notes

Outpost was established in 1998 and sits on a pristine piece of land atop Howell Mountain 2200 feet above Napa Valley. Thomas Rivers-Brown has been the winemaker from the start and has gained further acclaim making highly sought after wines for Schrader, Rivers-Marie and others. Besides Zinfandel, Outpost also produces Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache.

The wine is a gorgeous ruby red in color. A killer nose of briar, red fruits and pepper. Jammy red fruits, flowers, crushed berries, stones, licorice, ripe raspberries and white pepper on the palate. Dusty tannins and a long finish complete this wine. 16.2% ABV and, despite many Cellartracker reviews to the contrary, the alcohol on this wine is in check.

My rating: 92 points

The wine is only available via the mailing list and is fairly priced at $50. Worth your attention.

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