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Liberty School Zinfandel 2009 Wine Review

Liberty School Zinfandel 2009

Liberty School Zinfandel 2009

Pasa Robles, California, United States

Community Score:86/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $18.95

Drink: 2012-2015

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Liberty School

Agent: Mark Anthony Wine & Spirits

Natalie's Score: 89/100

Glorious purple plums and blueberry notes. Succulent, smooth and full-bodied. Don't analyze, just drink it!

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This Liberty School Zinfandel 2009 was reviewed on August 4, 2012 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

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.
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

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