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Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County, Central Coast, California, United StatesLiberty School Cabernet Sauvignon has long been a Paso standard, but winemaker Austin Hope says they have worked hard to reign in the alcohol and, more importantly, build texture and weight with denser, softer tannins shearing the rustic moniker from the wine. To put it simply, there is less bitterness and more smoothness in the back end of this flavourful cabernet. Modern tannin management includes using shade cloth, orientating the berries away from the sun, leaf pulling to let speckled light through, and in some cases, a return to the California Sprawl to protect the berries from harsh sunlight. There is only ten percent new oak in the wine, one that comes from more than 50 growers in the Paso AVA, and was aged 15 months in oak. As a result, look for a full-bodied cabernet with savoury vanilla undertones, and rich black and red fruits that finish lush and round. Ready to drink with grilled beef dishes.Tasted: 10 November 2021Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 24.99 BCLS AB 18.75 select private retailers MB 19.75 select private retailers ON 20.31 grocery QC 20.00 SAQ NB 22.95 NBLiquor NS 22.50 NSLC NFL 20.58 NLLC Producer: Hope Family WineryDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 527184UPC: 657891700207