2010 Liberty School Cab – Review

By Duane Pemberton
Winery website: www.hopefamilywines.com

I really didn’t want to like this wine and not just because it’s widely considered a “grocery store wine” by most in the trade or a “simple glass pour” at many restaurants. I wanted to not like it because, well, it’s one of those “mass-produced” California cabs that can be the “same ol”, “same ol”, right?  I was wrong.


Technical Data:

  • Varietal: CabernetSauvignon
  • Appellation: Paso Robles
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Price: $16

Nose: Currant, black cherry, raspberry, boysenberry, licorice, star anise, peppercorn, cigar wrapper and dark chocolate.

Taste: A very tasty blend of dark fruits, spices, tobacco, leather and chocolate with some definite hints of toasted oak. Good mid palate and finish make this a very good buy for the money.


W.E.P. Rating: 100%

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=852524904 Dawn Philbin Finley

    I was surprised that I liked this one too.  Got it because it was on sale and I was making Spaghetti, but had a glass by itself later and I was pleasantly surprised.

  • Kb1022

    i really liked it too, they make a nice Chardonnay as well.