Outpost

Immigrant True Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.363 ratings
9.38 pro ratings
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Blue Cheese
Top Notes For
Mike R
9.5

Thank you @Bill Bender and rhonda and I are enjoying so much on our anniversary / gorgeous wine my friend

Thank you @Bill Bender and rhonda and I are enjoying so much on our anniversary / gorgeous wine my friend

Jun 16th, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

Beautiful floral fruits, light dark spice, ripe; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, black plum, blueberries, hints of raspberries, black licorice, dark rich soil, dark spice, warm toast, dry top soil, dark rich turned earth and fresh blue florals with violets.

The body is medium full. The tannins round and extremely soft tannins (perhaps, again, due to the length of time it was exposed to air or not properly sealed). It’s juicy, ripe; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, black plum, blueberries, hints of raspberries, black licorice, dark rich soil, dark spice, warm, limestone minerals, toast, dry top soil, dark rich turned earth, fresh blue florals with violets. The acidity like rainfall. The finish is ripe, round, well balanced and delicious.

Photos of, their Zinfandel vineyard as viewed from the deck of their tasting room, soil composition around the Estate, their barrel room and their sloping hillside vines towards the backend of their property.

Beautiful floral fruits, light dark spice, ripe; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, black plum, blueberries, hints of raspberries, black licorice, dark rich soil, dark spice, warm toast, dry top soil, dark rich turned earth and fresh blue florals with violets.

The body is medium full. The tannins round and extremely soft tannins (perhaps, again, due to the length of time it was exposed to air or not properly sealed). It’s juicy, ripe; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, black plum, blueberries, hints of raspberries, black licorice, dark rich soil, dark spice, warm, limestone minerals, toast, dry top soil, dark rich turned earth, fresh blue florals with violets. The acidity like rainfall. The finish is ripe, round, well balanced and delicious.

Photos of, their Zinfandel vineyard as viewed from the deck of their tasting room, soil composition around the Estate, their barrel room and their sloping hillside vines towards the backend of their property.

Jan 24th, 2019
Bruce Evans

Bruce had this 3 years ago

Bruce had this 3 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJan 3rd, 2018
Peggy Hadley

Peggy had this 3 years ago

Peggy had this 3 years ago

1 person found it helpfulNov 9th, 2017
Michael Hadley

I got to see this wine sell for over $1,000 at a wine auction last week so I am excited to get to taste it. Well done.

I got to see this wine sell for over $1,000 at a wine auction last week so I am excited to get to taste it. Well done.

1 person found it helpfulApr 17th, 2017
Bill Bender

Rich and focused. Outpost can do no wrong.

Rich and focused. Outpost can do no wrong.

Feb 7th, 2016
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.8

Interesting Blend of there Reds . Bravo from a mediocre year. CB

Interesting Blend of there Reds . Bravo from a mediocre year. CB

Jul 7th, 2014
Eric S
9.4

Super blend. Black fruit at the start followed by tart red fruit and a quiet chocolate finish. Unique.

Super blend. Black fruit at the start followed by tart red fruit and a quiet chocolate finish. Unique.

Aug 7th, 2020
Scott Kahn

Twos year later from my last tasting reaffirms my last rating. Still amazingly soft for a Cabernet; the tannic structure reveals itself on the back palette. Dark fruit and leather - some more time opening would improve the experience. Beautiful balance; we are enjoying sans food but some red meat would complement nicely!

Twos year later from my last tasting reaffirms my last rating. Still amazingly soft for a Cabernet; the tannic structure reveals itself on the back palette. Dark fruit and leather - some more time opening would improve the experience. Beautiful balance; we are enjoying sans food but some red meat would complement nicely!

Jul 17th, 2020
Peggy Hadley

@Ron R I knew that would get your attention. Lol. How’s NY? Are you working from home?

@Ron R I knew that would get your attention. Lol. How’s NY? Are you working from home?

May 22nd, 2020