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2004 Outpost Howell Moutain Zinfandel – Bottle Notes

2004 Outpost Zinfandel

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 many others. Besides Zinfandel, Outpost also produces Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache.

Estate grown on their Howell Mountain property. Magenta in color. 16.2% ABV. White pepper, flowers and a touch of tawny port on the nose. Super juicy, brambly red fruits. Briar, peppercorn, raspberry compote and anise on the palate. A great big wine. Just the essence of Zinfandel. The wine is begging to be paired with sausage pizza, BBQ ribs or a great big bacon bleu cheese burger.

My rating: 93 points.

Outpost wines are only available via the mailing list and sell out quickly. Highly recommended.

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