Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

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The Liberty School label was created in 1975 by the redoubtable Caymus Vineyards to absorb surplus cabernet sauvignon grapes. In 1987, after the brand became popular, the Hope family, which owned vineyards in Paso Robles, began selling cabernet grapes to Caymus. By 1995, production of Liberty School had moved to Paso Robles, and within four years, a Central Coast chardonnay and syrah had been introduced. Liberty School is now a label under the umbrella of Hope Family Wines, which includes Treana, Austin Hope and Candor.The Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon 2007, Paso Robles, is as bright, ripe and juicy as all get-out. Intense aromas of cassis and black raspberry are woven with sweet, spicy oak, dusty tannins and a deep core of lavender and mulberry. The wine is boisterously spicy, imbued with generous black currant and plum flavors bolstered by taut acidity and a dense chewy finish where elements of grainy tannins and crushed gravel align with the earthy character of briers and brambles. This is as charming as cabernet gets and is a terrific match with burgers and pizzas and hearty pasta dishes.

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2.50 5
08/08/2014

Dark but nothing special.


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External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
03/22/2014

This 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.


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Source: WineExpress.com
12/12/2014

A Gold Medal Winner in the Critics Challenge Wine Competition! For over three decades, Liberty School has been among the best values in California wine. In the early 1980’s, Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles caught the attention of renowned Napa Valley vintner Chuck Wagner of Caymus Vineyards. Because of the incredible quality and value of their Paso Robles Cab, Wagner approached Hope Farms in search of Cabernet for his second label wine, Liberty School. The Hope family helped build the brand’s solid reputation over the years and in 1996, the Hopes took over the label. Austin Hope, who started working under Chuck Wagner, in the early 1990s, heads the winemaking team and their goal has always been the same; to produce delicious, fruit-driven, varietally correct wines at reasonable prices.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
08/29/2014

Tasting Notes:The 2011 Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon has a deep ruby color. In the glass, the wine exudes aromas of plum, black currants, blackberry, smoke and earth. Soft tannins and bright acidity add a sense of balance and substance to this full-bodied Cabernet. Concentrated flavors of juicy raspberries and black cherries dominate the entry, while refined notes of earth and pepper emerge as the wine unfolds on the palate. The wine leaves lingering hints of cherry on the long and satisfying finish. - WineryHARVEST NOTES:2011 was one of California's coolest vintages, even cooler than the 2010 vintage. Luckily, the moderate weather allowed for a longer growing season that strengthened fruit maturation without excess sugars. This pushed harvest back two weeks while the fruit finished ripening. While considered challenging, our winemaking team was able to work with our growers to get the most out this growing season. The wine shows an elegance marked with deep red frui...


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/04/2014

Tasting Notes:The 2011 Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon has a deep ruby color. In the glass, the wine exudes aromas of plum, black currants, blackberry, smoke and earth. Soft tannins and bright acidity add a sense of balance and substance to this full-bodied Cabernet. Concentrated flavors of juicy raspberries and black cherries dominate the entry, while refined notes of earth and pepper emerge as the wine unfolds on the palate. The wine leaves lingering hints of cherry on the long and satisfying finish. - WineryHARVEST NOTES:2011 was one of Californias coolest vintages, even cooler than the 2010 vintage. Luckily, the moderate weather allowed for a longer growing season that strengthened fruit maturation without excess sugars. This pushed harvest back two weeks while the fruit finished ripening. While considered challenging, our winemaking team was able to work with our growers to get the most out this growing season. The wine shows an elegance marked with deep red fruit flavors and bright acidity.WINEMAKING NOTES:Our Cabernet Sauvignon is harvested and fermented individually by vineyard lots and then barreled into a combination of French and American oak barrels, 10% of which are new. The wine is racked twiceduring barrel-aging and gently filtered just prior to bottling. The 2011 Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon was aged 18 months.TECHNICAL NOTES:Varietal: Cabernet SauvignonAppellation: Paso RoblesTotal Acidity: 0.64 g/100mLpH: 3.80Alcohol: 13.5%



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The Liberty School label was created in 1975 by the redoubtable Caymus Vineyards to absorb surplus cabernet sauvignon grapes. In 1987, after the brand became popular, the Hope family, which owned vineyards in Paso Robles, began selling cabernet grapes to Caymus. By 1995, production of Liberty School had moved to Paso Robles, and within four years, a Central Coast chardonnay and syrah had been introduced. Liberty School is now a label under the umbrella of Hope Family Wines, which includes Treana, Austin Hope and Candor.The Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon 2007, Paso Robles, is as bright, ripe and juicy as all get-out. Intense aromas of cassis and black raspberry are woven with sweet, spicy oak, dusty tannins and a deep core of lavender and mulberry. The wine is boisterously spicy, imbued with generous black currant and plum flavors bolstered by taut acidity and a dense chewy finish where elements of grainy tannins and crushed gravel align with the earthy character of briers and brambles. This is as charming as cabernet gets and is a terrific match with burgers and pizzas and hearty pasta dishes.

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