2003 Outpost - Zinfandel 1.5L

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Professional Reviews For This Wine

International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

($42) Dark red-ruby. Penetrating aromas of cassis, blackberry and licorice, with a mineral firmness that carries through onto the palate. This highly concentrated zin began a bit brutal but turned thick and creamy with aeration, while maintaining lovely lift from its licorice and orange peel flavors. Very densely packed and sweet, with plenty of material to buffer its 16.2% alcohol.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 126

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Customer Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 92
Author: KMS
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 08/29/2008
The '03 Outpost Howell Mountain has evolved and improved substaintially since the last time I tasted it.

Rating: 93
Author: Brad Coelho
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 06/18/2008
Drink Dates: 04/01/2008
Site Blog: Unidentified Appellation This producer is certainly not short on fans, and deservedly so, as this wine showcased one of the most compelling marriages of flamboyance and rusticity that I've experienced in this varietal. Loaded w/ cr?me de cassis, pepper, blue fruits and brick dust notes that are firmly grounded in a rock solid, tannic structure that will need a bit of time to resolve & kick this Zin into hyper-drive. A compelling confluence of Old World austerity w/ New World hyperbole

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Rating: 89
Author: Peter
Trust Rating: 88
Tasted On: 10/08/2005
Drink Dates: 2005-2009
**(*) Not as good as previous vintages. Young deep red/purple colour. Ripe fruit on nose. Not too alcoholic but less concentrated than earlier vintages. Would buy and try again.

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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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