Cabernet under $20 can be a scary thing. I have some bad ones…some really bad ones. Thankfully, there are some great values out there and Liberty School’s 2009 Cabernet happens to be one of them.
Liberty School 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles. It has 13.5% alcohol and retails for $12. This wine should be fairly easy to find at local grocery stores and I have even seen their past vintages at Trader Joe’s. For more information see www.libertyschoolwinery.com
Now the Fun Part- Tasting the Wine
Liberty School’s Cabernet pours in intense, blackish-plum in the glass. The nose is sweet and attractive with aromas of blackberry, plum, and dark cherry. The palate is full of fruit flavor with tastes of dark berries and plum along with notes of cedar and black pepper. This Cabernet finishes long and dry, providing balance to its initially fruity palate. This is a great effort by Liberty School…one of the better California Cabernets you will find at this price.
My Wine Rating- B
Food Pairing Suggestions- This Cabernet pairs well with a grilled sirloin, lamb chops, or chocolate truffles.
*This wine was sent to me as a sample for the purpose of review