Wednesday, June 30, 2010

WIneday Wednesday

I am in the midst of making dinner and am enjoying a nice glass of wine. I just opened the Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 from Paso Robles.

I am getting a floral/berry nose and the wine has a very fruit forward taste with a few tannins.

You might be asking...what is a Cabernet Sauvignon?
According to Wikipedia (the source for all that is true) Cabernet Sauvignon is as follows:
Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the world's most widely recognized red wine grape varieties. It is grown in nearly every major wine producing country among a diverse spectrum of climates....Cabernet Sauvignon became internationally recognized through its prominence inBordeaux wines where it is often blended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc. From France, the grape spread across Europe and to the New World where it found new homes in places like California's Napa Valley, Australia's Coonawarra region and Chile's Maipo Valley. For most of the 20th century, it was the world's most widely planted premium red wine grape until it was surpassed by Merlot in the 1990s.

What hype has this wine received?
Let me list it for you from Liberty's website:

"What We're Drinking now " by Alison Napjus
87 pts.
It showed pleasant dark berry and creme de cassis notes, with hints of spice and vanilla. It was medium bodied, with a nice balance to the weight, modest tannins and subtle acidity.
Read this article here

The Sunday Sun, March 7, 2010
Wine of the Week -
Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon by Christopher Walters
Produced with fruit from Paso Robles, which is home to the winery operated by Hope Family Wines, and other California appellations, the well-made Liberty School Cabernet reveals ripe casis, black cherry, peppery spice and dark chocolate aromas and flavours. The palate strikes a good balance between fleshy texture and firm tannins, which makes for a versatile wine that works well with or without a meal.

Wine of the Week -
by Fredric Koeppel
This is as charming as cabernet gets and is a terrific match with burgers and pizzas and hearty pasta dishes.”, December 2009
Deep, dark, bright ruby red color. The nose is explosively fruity with waves of raspberry, cherry, and plum leaping from the glass with hints of strawberry, cinnamon, blackberry, and chocolate. The palate is as fruity as the nose had advertised with layers of fresh crushed berries, brown spices, and sweet oak flavors. A nice “everyday” styled Cab.
BEST BUY. by Sam Dependahl

SANTE MAGAZINE, October 2009
Cabernet-based blends from Paso Robles

Bright aromas and flavors of black fruit with notes of anise, cola, and black pepper; full bodied with good acidity and a clean back and red berry finish.

Cheap Wine That Doesn't Suck
by Bill Citara
“The 2007 vintage is rich and full-bodied and has all the luscious blueberry and blackberry fruit I remember, backed by firm tannins and augmented by hints of cloves and allspice and earthy, toasty oak.”


I just knew this wine had to have lots of hype after tasting it and it lives up to it!!

Go out and find yourself some of this wine. It is an inexpensive red. It was purchased for around $13. LOVE IT !! :)