Bottle Notes, Petite Sirah

2005 Outpost Petite Sirah Howell Mountain – Bottle Notes

Outpost Wines 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 Petite Sirah, Outpost also produces Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache.

Pitch black in color. 14.6% ABV. Concentrated blue fruits, violets and wet pavement on the nose. Big and brawny with medium acidity. Blueberry syrup, cocoa powder and bacon fat on the palate. Complex wine with layers upon layers of flavors. This wine coats the palate but the tannins are manageable. Drink over the next 3-5 years.

My rating: 92 points.

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

I blogged about Petite Sirah previously in Petite Sirah: California’s Most Age Worthy Varietal?

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