Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2019 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. Outpost produces  Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon 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.

Purple in color. 16.1% ABV. Heady nose of red and black fruits, molten licorice and white pepper. Full bodied with just enough acidity. The balance is notable. Exceptionally plush and rich. Black cherry, raspberry liqueur, creme de cassis and pepper on the palate. Tremendous length on the finish. Big, full throttle Zinfandel. Not for everyone but I’m a fan. Best over the next 2-3 years.

My rating: 95 points.

The 2022 vintage of Outpost Zinfandel will be available next Summer via the mailing list at a price around $75.

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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