"The 2013 Zinfandel is shaping up to be superb. Dark and explosive, the 2013 also has a level of textural elegance that is missing from the 2012. Herbs, blackberry jam, mint and sweet spices are some of many notes that flow through to the striking finish. The 2013 brings together power and finesse to a degree that is seldom found in Zinfandel. (91-93)" –Jan 2015
"The 2013 Zinfandel is 100% Zinfandel aged 16 months in all French oak, of which one-third was new. This is a beauty. Spicy, rich and briary, with medium to full body, peppery earthiness, red and black fruits, excellent freshness and purity, it should drink nicely for 7-8 years. -RP"
This Zinfandel is all hand-harvested from Outpost's organically-farmed estate vineyard, which sits on top of Howell Mountain at 2,200 feet above Napa Valley. The unique terroir here is defined by hard, rocky red soil, high altitude, gentle cooling breezes and sunny western exposure - all of which produces fruit of incredible intensity and richness with a distinctive spiciness.
Grapes from each block within the vineyard are fermented separately. The wine is fermented and aged in French oak barrels: 1/3 new, 2/3 neutral. The wine is neither fined nor filtered.