Liberty School Cuvee 2009
The Central Coast of California is an ideal growing region for making world-class wines. As Paso Robles gains notoriety for its stellar blended wines, the Liberty School Cuvée offers itself as the latest example. With over thirty years of history making single varietal wines, Liberty School is proud to introduce its first red blend. Adding Liberty School Cuvée to the portfolio makes sense as the winemaking team oversees some of the best and most diverse vineyards in the Central Coast. A blend of Syrah, Petite Sirah, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Viognier, this cuvee harmoniously melds the best characteristics of each varietal to make a complex and unique blend.
I have tried several Cuvees, most of which had higher price-tags, but Liberty School is still my favorite. It is perfect for a special dinner, or sitting around the table with family or friends. This is on my list of "go to" wines, and one of my very favorites!
External Reviews for Liberty School Cuvee
Intense color and a brigth, floral nose,Liberty School cuvee is a rich an full-boddie.
Food Pairings for Liberty School Cuvee
The Liberty School Cuvée displays bright red fruit flavors on the nose. With accents of smoke and pepper, the fruit-forward blend shows fine grain tannins which are reminiscent of wines from the southern Rhone Valley. The predominant grape, Syrah, shows off its jammy, strawberry and plum-like flavors. Petite Sirah adds deep ruby color and tannin structure. Smaller amounts of Grenache soften the wine and add needed balance. Mourvèdre brings an element of spice to the blend, while small amounts of Viognier add floral aromatics and color stabilization. Well balanced and full-bodied, this wine can be cellared for five to seven years.
<p>This Cuvée is full of aromas of red fruit that combine with notes of smoke and pepper. Sweet flavors of jam, strawberry, and plum balance out the smoky, spicy undertones, providing an overall full-bodied flavor with nice structure. Drink now or put in your cellar for 5-7 years.</p>
Notes: Primarily neutral French oak barrels.
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