Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Cabernet Sauvignon from Central Coast, California
The 2009 Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon offers up-front aromas of ripe red fruit, followed by similar vibrant and rich berry flavors. Silky but firm tannins lend excellent structure, while maintaining a soft approachability reflective of Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine has a ripe finish with good length. Its fruit-driven style lends ease to food-pairing.
Wine Enthusiast - "You get a lot of pleasure from this affordable Cab. It's dry, moderate in alcohol which gives it a light mouthfeel, and quite pleasant in classic flavors of blackberries, currants and herbs, touched with smoky oak. Elegantly constructed, it's one of the best Cabernets of the vintage at this point.
Liberty School Winery
Varietally on target, reliable year after year, Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Cuvee consistently over-deliver value wines of outstanding quality. The Hope family has been making Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon since 1990. In 1996, when the Hopes established Treana Winery, the Liberty School brand officially became part of Hope Family Wines. Liberty School wines are made in a traditional style. Fruit driven, they are crafted to reflect true varietal character. The wines are barrel-aged, employing very little new oak. Oak is used as a building component rather than a flavoring agent.
A big brand, made by a small, close family, Liberty School is the home of delicious wines that are easy to enjoy. View all Liberty School Wines
About Central Coast
The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others.
Notable FactsGrape varieties range from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel. Some Central Coast wine is generic, bulk wine that contributes to the high production numbers of the area. But many winemakers and wineries, particular in some of the smaller AVAs, are small production artisans, creating unique and high-quality wine. The great thing about the Central Coast is its diversity - you're able to find a number of grape varieties and styles at a number of different price points.
About CaliforniaIt's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country into itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
The most famous of the California wine regions is Napa Valley, and these wines are certainly outstanding – but it's not as broad and diverse as its larger neighbor, Sonoma County. Down south, Santa Barbara's Santa Maria Valley is well-known for its Rhône blends, as well as cool-climate varieties like Pinot and Chardonnay. The Central Coast, the largest California AVA, has many different microclimates that lead to a wide range of wines with many sub-AVAs.
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- 4 Stars: 6
- 3 Stars: 9
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- 1 Stars: 1
22 ratings, 9 with reviewsCam Fortin - San Francisco, CA39/17/2012tgrona - Brentwood, TN35/22/2013walktard - Tahoe City, CA34/29/2013PeterM - State College, PA42/14/2013
Always consistent and a good value for an '09 Cab. Not quite as smooth as some of the higher-end products, but always a crowd pleaser.52/3/201331/25/2013jaws346 - Niceville, FL31/20/2013Well balance, a bit oaky. Would go well with steak or strong cheese.11/8/201341/5/2013
- Big & Bold
31/1/2013Great value wine! Light to medium body with nose of sweet, balanced but a bit oaky. A good table wine!312/30/2012312/26/2012
- Smooth & Supple
A nice and good typical Cabernet Sauvignon that is well balanced and a pleasure to drink. Very smooth. Something for an evening during the week.512/5/2012
- Smooth & Supple
Perfect weekend drinking wine, smooth finish, appeals to just about everyone at the party. Appropriately rated and great value511/27/2012Love this wine. Fantastic value - very drinkable and smooth.411/5/2012Good Cab at good value!410/31/2012Very nice for the price.Richard Sherman - Portland, OR510/31/2012William Kelley - Eugene, OR310/27/2012
- Smooth & Supple
A nice bottle for the price. Fruity, but with some structure. Okay for an every day wine. Not for aging.LunaMage - Pompano Beach, FL410/7/201242/19/2012Related ProductsA true powerhouse, this completely compelling pure clone 6 Cabernet Sauvignon is all about everything in abundance, yet with everything ...
- Light & Fruity
- Pair With
- Pizza > Meat
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Fruity
- Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Smooth & Supple
- Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Earthy & Spicy
- Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Big & Bold
- Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
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