Outpost Howell Mountain Zinfandel 2014

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Under the expert guidance of winemaker Thomas 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.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Appellation Howell Mountain
Brand Outpost
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Wine AdvocateTheir 2014 Zinfandel from Howell Mountain is 100% Zinfandel aged 16 months in 34% new French oak, They make just under 1,000 cases of this wine, which offers up a dense ruby/purple color and a big, sweet kiss of licorice, barbecue smoke, charcoal, steak tartare, pepper and Provençal herbs. It is lush, ripe, generously endowed, full-bodied and a sexy beast. Drink it over the next 6-7 years.

Robert Parker, October 28, 2016