Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2009 Outpost Zinfandel 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 Zinfandel, Outpost also produces Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache.

Crimson in color. 15.9% ABV. Super nose of black fruits, plums and white pepper. Lush, spicy and concentrated. Remarkably well balanced. Creamy blackberries, raspberries, pepper and iron on the palate. The finish is exceptionally long and plush. Textbook Howell Mountain Zinfandel. Drink over the next 2-3 years.

My rating: 93 points.

Outpost wines are only available via the mailing list and sell out quickly. Even at $50 this Zin is a buy for me year in and year out. Don’t miss the Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon and Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from True Vineyard. Highly recommended.

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