Really yum with berries sweet and balanced. Had it at Fat Olives. — 9 days ago
I'll start off by saying that I think less-than-ideal storage conditions marred this tasting with Kai. It's a struggle here really because I really like their Malaysian importer. I can understand the difficulties in maintaining an effective cold chain in Malaysia, so I sincerely hope this gets better.
Having said that, this was my favorite in Kai's line-up despite the slightly advanced wine. Good perfume, sporting smokey black fruits, herbs, spices, violets, and wood (which was a touch distracting). I felt the palate should have been livelier - dark-fruited, spicy, and earthy, with heavy charred notes permeating throughout. The finish has a lot fruit sweetness, with a lick of caramel and balsamic. Nice wine, though not one I'd actively seek.
To be frank I think too much oak was used here, but not in the same liberty as in Barossa Shiraz. It's more like Guigal vs Gonon... maybe that's a bit extreme... Jamet vs Gonon... though not quite right still. I like Kai, but I gotta follow my palate at times like this. — 4 years ago
Holy Chee Oly! Love this bad boy. Cherry. Balanced with oak. Amazing clove flavors! Very unique Cabernet experience. Paso Robles representing. As usual! This is Hope Sandoval in a bottle. No doubt. — 5 months ago
4/15/21 @ Conrad’s in Liberty MO — 3 years ago
Hope family began their planting’s in 1978 & sold wine under the Hope Family label directly from winery's tasting room. In 1990 the Hope ranches became the sole source of fruit for Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon. In 1996, they founded Treana Winery. Blend of 75% Cab Sauv & 25% Syrah. Deep Ruby with aromas of sweet berry & spice notes. On the palate flavors of currants and ripe berry with cacao, pepper and vanilla spice. Full body, rich tannins, good balance ending on the spicy side, better after decant. — 3 years ago
Smooth and well balanced Merlot. Relatively good price — 5 years ago
Liberty Ciderworks, Spokane WA. 55 Chain English Style Cider. Label claims it to be “dry, tannic and fruit-forward” with Dabinett, Chisel Jersey, and Brown’s cider-specific varietals. Golden brown, excellent clarity, light carbonation, not much head on initial pour. Some oak barreling. Lightly malic with restrained aromatics. Tannic level highly complementary with a light touch on the wood extraction, thankfully. Exceedingly well crafted, great stuff. — 8 months ago
Enjoyed on January 23, 2021. Good merlot. I usually don’t care merlot, but maybe my tastes are changing!😊 — 3 years ago