Liberty School 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles
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 1980ís, 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 brandís 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 is always one of the best bang for the buck Cabs in town. It is varietally true from start to finish with black cherry, cassis, plum and vanilla all over this wine. Acidity is bright and tannins are off dry yet supple. Perfect to have around the house for entertaining as it always delivers.