2009 Outpost - Cabernet Sauvignon True Vineyard 750ml

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2009 Outpost - Cabernet Sauvignon True Vineyard
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International Wine Cellar | 94

Saturated medium ruby. Knockout nose melds cassis, truffle, eucalyptus, minerals and an exhilarating hint of white flowers; liqueur-like but not from overripeness. Supple, rich and seamless, with terrific underlying minerality leavening the wine's sweetness and giving it a rather classic mien. The very long finish features suave tannins that coat the teeth without showing any youthful roughness. A superb vintage for this wine, which has been consistently outstanding in recent years.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 162

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Howell Mountain provides a true "outpost" for these wines, with rocky soil, cool breeze, and a stunning view. At an altitude of 2,100 feet above the Napa Valley floor, owners Terry and Juli Pringle grow Zinfandel, Cabernet, Petit Sirah, and Grenache, all organically. The debut vintage was the 1998 100% Znfandel, which garnered a 93-point score from The Wine Spectator. Thomas Brown is the full time winemaker, and Ehren Jordan, winemaker at Turley Wine Cellars, consults. A second project, True Vineyard, debuts in 2008 with a Bordeaux blend estate wine.

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