Red

2009 Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Paso Robles
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Community Tasting Notes 80

  • jonahfactor wrote:

    December 29, 2015 - At this stage of its decline (this is a bottom-end '09, after all), it can't decide if it's Cherry Coke or pipe tobacco. Extremely disjointed, with very little to offer anymore. For L this was just short of a sink pour; for me it was a novelty given the memories we made with early vintages from this winery during our newspaper days.

  • Nike-Raider Likes this wine: (87 points)

    December 24, 2014 - I had tried this wine 18 months ago and liked it a lot more at that time. The nose is fine, but I found the latest bottle too syrupy, almost like cough medicine. It may be that the bottle is in decline. Still enjoyable with Italian seafood on Xmas Eve, just not as good as last time.

  • dalemosier Likes this wine: (86 points)

    December 7, 2014 - Pleasant wine, but its lower rating comes from having a nice buildup in nose and initial taste, but it is bland in the middle and end. I think it is at its peak or on its way down for aging; so drink up.

  • jonahfactor Likes this wine:

    November 26, 2014 - Definitely losing steam, and time to drink up. But still provides nice memories of L's and my poor-as-churchmice days as reporters when this wine was our splurge as a second or third label for Caymus. Orange red color with still-nice legs in the glass. Port-like in bouquet and palate with little fruit left. Heat in the finish, even when served from the cellar, where it has been stored since release.

  • mtred Likes this wine: (87 points)

    April 3, 2014 - This Cab Sauv is a very good value purchase. It still has a bit of fruit and the tannin has softened. Deep purple color.
    The 2009 vintage probably needs to be consumed in 2014, although I will keep one a few more years to see if it still improves.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Liberty School
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Paso Robles
  • UPC Code 657891700207

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 746 (39%)
  • Consumed 1,151 (61%)

Food Pairing

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