Liberty School Zinfandel 2009 Wine Review
Liberty School Zinfandel 2009
Pasa Robles, California, United States
Community Score: 4.4/5 Community Reviews: 2 Add My Review
Product #: 41095 SAQ Product #: 10709021
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: Red Wine
Winery: Liberty School
Agent: Trialto Wine Group Ltd.
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Natalie's Score: 89/ 100 Glorious purple plums and blueberry notes. Succulent, smooth and full-bodied. Don't analyze, just drink it! Heavenly Hamburger Wine
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August 4, 2012
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Tanya rated this wine as 85/100 with the following review: Dry, light, fruity. Could taste etoh at first.
Fun-loving wine with gobs of sunny raspberry and red plum along with subtle notes of cured meat and spice. An eminently gulpable Zin with bright acidity in place to make it food-friendly too. Source: Vintages Wine Catalogue.
Zinfandel is part of the viticultural patrimony of California, where it is recognized for producing expressive wines. The grapes for the 2009 Liberty School Zinfandel were carefully selected from several small vineyards in Paso Robles and Lodi, California. The 2009 growing season in California began dry and cool, with relatively little rainfall in early spring months. Early bud break in March led to consistently warm temperatures starting in May and June. Steady warm summer weather led to a near-record crop for both size and quality. By dropping fruit and employing rigorous canopy management, our vineyards achieved balanced yields that show elegance and power. In the tradition of Liberty School wines, the 2009 Zinfandel displays rich aromas of plum. On the palate it shows blackberry and ripe cherry flavors. Overall the wine displays well-integrated, firm tannins and boasts excellent structure and minerality. The wine has the classic characteristics of the varietal. The Liberty School fruit-driven style lends ease to food pairing. The Zinfandel 2009 is the perfect wine to enjoy with friends and family over cooked meats, pasta dishes and hearty stews. TECHNICAL NOTES Varietal: 100 % zinfandel Winemaking Notes: At harvest, the fruit is crushed, de-stemmed and placed in small open top tanks. The wine is punched-down during the fermentation. The Zinfandel 2009 was aged on 50% French and 50% American oak barrel, 30% of which were new. During the 14 months of aging the wine was racked twice. It was gently filtered just prior to bottling.
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