Outpost

"Outpost creates world-class 100 percent varietals from their hand-cultivated, organically farmed 42-acre estate vineyard. Their guiding principle is to realize the full potential of the land, to create a living history of vintages with immense character and a true sense of place. The unique terroir of the Outpost vineyards - the hard, rocky red soil, high altitude, gentle cooling breezes and sunny western exposure - produces fruit of incredible intensity and richness, with a distinctive spice.

Under the expert guidance of winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown, Outpost grapes are harvested very late in the season - by hand, at dawn - to preserve the full intensity and distinctive spicy character of the mountain fruit. The grapes are processed with as little manipulation as possible. Grapes from each block are fermented separately so that the winemaking team can be very selective about the lots that comprise the final blend. Wines are neither fined nor filtered, allowing for the full expression of the vintages' potential. Outpost employs sustainable farming practices at every stage of cultivation, resulting in higher quality fruit with expressive consistency each year."

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Outpost Zinfandel 'Howell Mtn' 2015
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95  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 95 "The 2015 Zinfandel looks terrific as well. The meatiness hasn’t come forward, but there’s plenty of briary strawberry, blackberry and black raspberry fruit, some pepper, earth and spice. It is full-bodied, rich, and should drink nicely for 10 or more years. Outpost, on Howell
Item Number: 27897
Bottle:$45.95
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Outpost 'Howell Mtn' Zinfandel 2011
93  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 93 "Just how terrific the 2011 vintage was on the high elevation of Howell Mountain is evidenced by the 2011 Zinfandel. Made from 100% Zinfandel, this beauty spent 16 months in French oak (34% new). It exhibits the briery, peppery, meaty side of Zinfandel, a dense ruby/plum color,

Outpost Zinfandel 2008
93  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 90 - 93 "The surprisingly seamless, full throttle 2008 Zinfandel reveals lots of red and blue fruit, pepper, and spicy underbrush notes.   This has always been an impressive source for good Zinfandel as this vineyard originally produced the Lamborn Family Zinfandels. Kudos to

Outpost Zinfandel 2007
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93"Dense and powerful, yet wonderfully rich, supple and well-structured at the core. Offers aromas of blackberry, fresh loamy earth and smoky toast, with ripe yet focused wild berry, mocha-espresso and white pepper flavors. Drink now through 2012. 950 cases made. "