Saturday, September 26, 2009

Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, Paso Robles, CA - $11



This Paso Robles Cab Sauv is the wine that turned D and I on to wine! One night at Jeffrey's in the late 90's, we were feeling quite adventurous, so we ordered this wine, which was only $25 a bottle on the menu. We loved the rich, buttery mouthfeel and the fruity flavors, and from then on, we began investigating more Paso Robles Cabs. Better yet, we found this wine in the stores for only $13. Nowadays, the wine can be found for only $11 at Costco - excellent!

We had this wine with dinner, which was a salad of organic red and green baby romaine lettuce, turkey bacon, organic red seedless grapes, chopped candied pecans, herbed goat cheese, balsamic vinaigrette, and croutons toasted in bacon drippings. I have to say that the wine was quite good with this salad!

This wine smells hot (as in, there is a lot of alcohol aromas in it). It also has aromas of red fruit and jam. I don't remember it smelling this much of alcohol in the past - can it be because at this moment I'm having it with truffle oil popcorn?

This wine tastes smooth, with medium tannins, and is mostly dry. Fruity taste with a bite at the end. Slightly bitter, which you know I like.

This is still one of our go-to wines, although Sebastiani Cab Sauv is overtaking LS as our most favorite Cabernet. I also have favorite reasonably-priced Zins and Tempranillos. I love having options!

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