Outpost Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

$99.99

96 Points - rare                                                     Rare new Howell Mountain Cabernet from Outpost Winery and famed winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown. Limited. 96 Points Robert Parker: "A barrel sample, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon reveals a very deep purple-black color and gives up notes of crushed wild blueberries, black plums and cassis with touches of fried herbs, charcuterie, tree bark and menthol plus a suggestion of mossy bark. Medium to full-bodied, it has a firm frame of grainy tannins and oodles of freshness supporting the restrained, muscular fruit, finishing with a pleasant herbal lift. 980 cases produced." 96 Points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is another winner from the genius of Thomas Rivers Brown. This beauty boasts a saturated purple color as well as a huge nose of blueberries, violets, and pine forest-like nuances. Full-bodied, seamless, and layered, with plenty of sweet fruit, it can be drunk today with ample pleasure or cellared for 15+ years."  

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Ratings on Delectable

Ron R Delectable Pro

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

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

9.4

Shawn R Delectable Pro

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.

9.5

Ron R Delectable Pro

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.

9.6

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

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.

9.5

Casey Stringer

Painfully young. Napa 2016’s...

Painfully young. Napa 2016’s...

9.4

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