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Immigrant True Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

Shay A
9.5

This was good…like, REALLY good. I couldn’t believe how accessible this was for a 2016 Howell Mtn wine. I removed the cork and let it sit for about 45mins or so before trying. First word that came to mind was opulent. Color (deep purple), aromatics (sandalwood, fresh squeezed blue and black fruits) and palate (espresso, oven baked mixed berry pie, Andes mint) were just a total luxurious experience. It’s dense without being flabby and is packed with flavor. One of those wines that has a finish defined by sweet tannin. I followed this over two days and day two actually showed the finish bulk up and become more tannic, so I think this is still in a youthful exuberant phase. If enjoying now, give it 30mins-hr decant and enjoy the heck out of it. — a month ago

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Deborah M

Deborah M

How long do you like to give Howell Mtn wine in the bottle?
Shay A

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@Deborah M : For me, it really depends on the producer. A lot of Howell Mtn wines are big and structured, so in order to hit that sweet spot, 7-8yrs from vintage can be a sweet spot. That being said, some producers are able to soften those mountain tannins and make really plush wines. This seems to be one of them!

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Outpost East Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Wine was showing great, big blue fruits, some red fruits, cocoa, tobacco, coffee, medium plus tannins, medium minus acidity. — 6 months ago

Ellie K
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Sonoma Mountain Pinot Noir

Rob N
9.5

2014. Simply excellent, reminds me of an excellent california cab like outpost or larkmead. — 8 months ago

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Outpost

Howell Mountain Zinfandel 2017

Really nice classic Zin. Jammy, but not too much. A little spice. Velvety. Really enjoyed this one. — 2 months ago

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Outpost

Howell Mountain Grenache 2017

Always a treat. — 5 months ago

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I’m a fan

Outpost

True Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Beautiful wine. Deep blue/black color with a very expressive nose. After an hour decant, a very nicely balanced wine with super soft tannins. Long nuanced finish. This wine has a lot of bottle life left but no need to wait as it is drinking beautifully today! — 6 months ago

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Ron R

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In my opinion, for the money, Outpost are one of the very best cab producers coming out of Napa today.
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Outpost is* damn my poor grammar....

Outpost

The Other Howell Mountain Petite Sirah

2011 vintage poured in 2021. Pretty good. — 2 months ago

Outpost

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Big and bold. Long. Typical TRB wine. — 3 months ago

Kirkland Signature

Signature Series Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Rob N
9.0

2018. Quite good! Very smooth, low tannin, almost like an Outpost but a litttttle more watered down. — 7 months ago

Brendan Baker
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