Back to School

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from the winery.

No, not really. I’m done with formal education myself. 4 years of college + 3 more of law school seems quite sufficient, thank you very much! I’m talking about tonight’s wine, the 2008 Liberty School Cab Sauvignon from Paso Robles. It retails for around $13, has a real cork closure, and clocks in at 13.5% alcohol by volume.

Big wine. That’s what went through my head as I sniffed my glass. Though, surprisingly low alcohol for a CA Cabernet Sauvignon. On the nose I found big black fruit, black currants, blackberry, black cherry, and black plum, with a little oak and spice. However, mostly fruit. I would describe this as a very fruit forward wine. In the mouth I found mostly black cherry, oak, and chocolate, with almost a hint of red fruit on the finish.