Outpost

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

9.3278 ratings
9.230 pro ratings
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Ron R
9.5

Precision engineering in a bottle. This is so well sculptured. The basic function here is the intensity of the fruit. It’s not bombastic, just intense enough to make you sit a little more upright. For the vintage, this wine has grown up fast. Swipe to the right.

Precision engineering in a bottle. This is so well sculptured. The basic function here is the intensity of the fruit. It’s not bombastic, just intense enough to make you sit a little more upright. For the vintage, this wine has grown up fast. Swipe to the right.

Apr 11th, 2021
Ron R
9.5

No idea why I put the Outpost with what will be our salmon fish cakes. We have Aubert in the mix for those.
Outpost is a model of consistency.

No idea why I put the Outpost with what will be our salmon fish cakes. We have Aubert in the mix for those.
Outpost is a model of consistency.

Dec 20th, 2020
Ron R
9.4

So, Anne-Marie wanted a rescue dog, and after two weeks, I require a rescue. He goes by Miller, and he’s a little Jeckel and Hyde, but every day we see forward progress. He likes Napa cabs, particularly Outpost. Miller’s notes were that this 16 is drum-tight. Nose presents coffee, spice box and overripe black fruits. The palate goes on for dog 🐶 days, woof! The finish is intense, tannic and ripe. Do I detect a smidge of Pup-Perroni doggy treats? 🐶

So, Anne-Marie wanted a rescue dog, and after two weeks, I require a rescue. He goes by Miller, and he’s a little Jeckel and Hyde, but every day we see forward progress. He likes Napa cabs, particularly Outpost. Miller’s notes were that this 16 is drum-tight. Nose presents coffee, spice box and overripe black fruits. The palate goes on for dog 🐶 days, woof! The finish is intense, tannic and ripe. Do I detect a smidge of Pup-Perroni doggy treats? 🐶

Aug 9th, 2020
Ron R
9.4

Look up the noun consistency, and you’ll see a picture of this wine. Ripe fruits, broad-shouldered tannins, and bright acidity define the contours of this excellent cab. Finishes plush and exotic.

Look up the noun consistency, and you’ll see a picture of this wine. Ripe fruits, broad-shouldered tannins, and bright acidity define the contours of this excellent cab. Finishes plush and exotic.

Jul 26th, 2020
Ron R
9.5

Daughter and son-in-law distancing in the house. Great times and great wine. Easy outstanding rating on every level.

Daughter and son-in-law distancing in the house. Great times and great wine. Easy outstanding rating on every level.

May 26th, 2020
Ron R
9.5

Wifey’s fruit cobbler in the background. Outpost is brilliant, as is the cobbler. Prior notes apply.

Wifey’s fruit cobbler in the background. Outpost is brilliant, as is the cobbler. Prior notes apply.

Apr 19th, 2020
Ron R
9.5

This is just straight up brilliant. Punchy, grippy and audacious. Direct from the winery for the best price on the market.

This is just straight up brilliant. Punchy, grippy and audacious. Direct from the winery for the best price on the market.

Apr 11th, 2020
Ron R
9.5

Prior notes apply. Excellent cab. A small nosebleed at the checkout, tho...

Prior notes apply. Excellent cab. A small nosebleed at the checkout, tho...

Mar 29th, 2020
Ron R
9.5

Black as the night in the glass. Explodes on the nose and palate. Heady notes of kirsch, cinnamon raspberries ooze from the glass. Palate is weighty with overripe cherries and hints of maple syrup. I also detect a slight herbaceous note. Finishes sweet and viscous. Big score for a big wine.

Black as the night in the glass. Explodes on the nose and palate. Heady notes of kirsch, cinnamon raspberries ooze from the glass. Palate is weighty with overripe cherries and hints of maple syrup. I also detect a slight herbaceous note. Finishes sweet and viscous. Big score for a big wine.

Mar 18th, 2020
Shawn R

Just a great great example of mountain top juice that shows great integration with super fine tannins despite its youth.

Just a great great example of mountain top juice that shows great integration with super fine tannins despite its youth.

Jan 3rd, 2019