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Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon California 2012

Winemaker's Notes:

"The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon opens with aromas of black cherry, plum and violets, followed by subtle flavors of strawberry and allspice. Firm yet supple tannins finish off this approachable fruit-driven Cabernet Sauvignon, making it ideal for a variety of food pairings." -Winery

Hope Family Wines (Paso Robles, CA):
The Hope family has been growing grapes in Paso Robles for over 30 years. Today, as Hope Family Wines, we will continue to produce delicious wines that start in the vineyard.

External Reviews for Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon California

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
10/16/2015

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. This 2012 is a Gold Medal winner in the Central Coast Wine Competition!


External Review
09/06/2014

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.


External Review
07/14/2015

TASTING NOTES: The 2012 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. HARVEST NOTES: The 2012 growing season in California's Central Coast was a welcome surprise after two years of moderate harvests. 2012 was a record crop across the state, not only from a quantity standpoint, but quality as well. Ideal weather conditions -- just the right amount of rainfall and no major frost events -- allowed a wonderful fruit to set, enjoy a long growing season, and produced a bountiful crop. Cabernet was harvested throughout the month of October and into early November. 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 twice during barrel-aging and gently filtered just prior to bottling. The 2012 Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon was aged 18 months. Total Acidity: 0.64 g/100mL pH: 3.80 Alcohol: 13.5%



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"The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon opens with aromas of black cherry, plum and violets, followed by subtle flavors of strawberry and allspice. Firm yet supple tannins finish off this approachable fruit-driven Cabernet Sauvignon, making it ideal for a variety of food pairings." -Winery

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