Picture yourself here at Outpost Wines on top of Howell Mountain(2200 feet elevation) on a warm summer day! The only thing more spectacular than the view, is their assortment of wines. For two years in a row, I have rated their Cabernet Sauvignon in the “Best of the Year” category. Thomas Rivers Brown is the winemaker and offers The Outpost 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon True which scored 99 points from Robert Parker. On the 28 acres estate they produce one of the most unique Grenache wines (whole cluster fermentation) I have tasted–definitely try the 2013! Also available are the Cab Sauv Estate, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Chardonnay. Frank Dotzler, the owner has put together a first class team from the tasting room to production.
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September 17, 2022 at 3:11 pm
[…] Pulled this out of the cellar for our Friday night stand alone and outstanding wine: Outpost Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2011. Robert Parker gave it 95 points and stated “The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon (100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 20 months in 75% new French oak) reveals attractive scents of blackberries, black currants, charcoal and graphite, full-bodied flavors with impressive richness, a long, opulent mouthfeel and a heady finish“. Definitely spot on with the aromas and flavors. A great way to end the week. For more on Outpost wines see a previous story at: https://californiawinesandwineries.com/2015/12/20/outpost-wines/ […]