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2013 Outpost Grenache – 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. In 2018 AXA Millésimes, the wine division of the French insurance giant, bought Outpost from the Dotzler family.

Ruby red in color. 15.3% ABV. Red fruits, kirsch, herbs and wet pavement on the nose. Light to medium body with exquisite acidity. Fresh with juicy bright fruits. Cherries, strawberries and white pepper on the palate. Such a different style than I have always associated with the Zins and Cabs. Light and lithe instead of big and powerful. Delicious nonetheless. Best over the next 3-4 years.

My rating: 92 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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