Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2012 Outpost Zinfandel – 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 a French insurance giant, bought Outpost from the Dotzler family.

Dark crimson in color. 15.8% ABV. Sublime nose of jammy black fruits, anise and Howell Mountain white pepper. Full bodied with ample acidity. Notably well balanced. Big Zin packed with jammy goodness. Just an array of fruit on the palate. Blackberry, boysenberry, and raspberry with a pepper chaser. Tremendous length on the finish with a dose of tannins. TRB Zinfandel at its finest. Best over the next 1-2 years.

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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