Bottle Notes, Petite Sirah

2003 Outpost Petite Sirah The Other – 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. Outpost produces  Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache and a Right Bank inspired blend called Immigrant.

Purple in color. 15.1% ABV. Fantastic nose of red fruits, iron, licorice and asphalt. Full bodied with ample acidity. Mouth coating, big and bruising with a shroud of dry, chalky tannins. Cherries, blood, cassis liqueur and white pepper on the palate. Tremendous length on the finish. Amazing Petite Sirah that was delicious 10 years ago and should surely be delicious 10 years from now. TRB has a flair for the variety.

Note to self…try the Mending Wall version.

My rating: 93 points.

Outpost wines are only available via the mailing list and sell out quickly. Don’t miss the Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from True Vineyard. Highly recommended.

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1 thought on “2003 Outpost Petite Sirah The Other – Bottle Notes

  1. Awesome note Tom! Have a bottle of the 05 in the cellar that I’m not planning on touching for a long time.

    And yeah man….do yourself a favor and snag a bottle of Mending Wall PS. Really good…and probably the darkest colored wine I’ve ever seen.

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