Outpost

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

9.516 ratings
9.54 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
9.4

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
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
Ron R
9.6

In the glass, you can see the deep extraction. The nose displays blueberry pie and maple syrup. Palate is dense and focused. Tannins create an upright structure, combined with supple acidity. Finishes textured and sweet. Overall, a thrilling presentation.

In the glass, you can see the deep extraction. The nose displays blueberry pie and maple syrup. Palate is dense and focused. Tannins create an upright structure, combined with supple acidity. Finishes textured and sweet. Overall, a thrilling presentation.

1 person found it helpfulJan 19th, 2020
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.5

The nose shows savory fruits. Herbaceous notes. Ruby, ripe; blackberries, blueberries, dark cherries, black plum, plum & creamy raspberries. Vanilla, cinnamon, clove, black licorice, dark spice, purple florals, violets and lavender.

The body is medium. The tannins are, soft, round, dark, slightly tarry and a bit chewy. The structure soft, the length beautiful. Ruby, ripe; blackberries, blueberries, dark cherries, black plum, plum and creamy raspberries. Vanilla, cinnamon, clove, black licorice, dark spice, purple florals, violets and lavender. The acidity is perfect and the well polished finish is beautiful

Photos of, their Zinfandel vines as viewed from their patio, Winemaker, Thomas Rivers Brown, Outpost barrel with logo and their patio tasting area. Photos are from a brighter day than when we visited.

Thomas Rivers Brown also makes the Sodhani wines at Outpost. Outpost makes 15 or more other wines as they are also a custom crush facility.

The nose shows savory fruits. Herbaceous notes. Ruby, ripe; blackberries, blueberries, dark cherries, black plum, plum & creamy raspberries. Vanilla, cinnamon, clove, black licorice, dark spice, purple florals, violets and lavender.

The body is medium. The tannins are, soft, round, dark, slightly tarry and a bit chewy. The structure soft, the length beautiful. Ruby, ripe; blackberries, blueberries, dark cherries, black plum, plum and creamy raspberries. Vanilla, cinnamon, clove, black licorice, dark spice, purple florals, violets and lavender. The acidity is perfect and the well polished finish is beautiful

Photos of, their Zinfandel vines as viewed from their patio, Winemaker, Thomas Rivers Brown, Outpost barrel with logo and their patio tasting area. Photos are from a brighter day than when we visited.

Thomas Rivers Brown also makes the Sodhani wines at Outpost. Outpost makes 15 or more other wines as they are also a custom crush facility.

1 person found it helpfulJan 24th, 2019
Casey Stringer

Painfully young. Napa 2016’s...🔥🔥

Painfully young. Napa 2016’s...🔥🔥

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