Liberty Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

Liberty Creek Cabernet SauvignonLiberty Creek Cabernet Sauvignon
(no vintage) California $8.00 for 1.5 L
(Red Wine)

I’ve tried to think of something great to say about Liberty Creek’s Cabernet Sauvignon.But, I just can’t.

It’s not horrible; it’s just not that good.For a Cabernet, this wine is missing some umph.

It’s higher in acidity than a lot of Cabernet and rather thin-bodied.It tastes like the wine has been watered down a bit, and the tannins left a lot to be desired as well.In fact, I had trouble locating them.

The overall flavor of this Cabernet was a bit one-dimensional and I was left feeling like someone forgot to put half of the wine’s flavor into the bottle.Does that make sense?

Bottom line, Liberty Creek Cabernet Sauvignon is not a repulsive wine and for the price, some might want to at least give it a try. But, if you are desiring a layered and full-flavored experience, don’t take a dip in Liberty Creek.

Website: Update: At the time this review was written, no website could be found.  A reader has since informed me that one now exists.  It is LibertyCreekWine.com

25 Responses to “Liberty Creek Cabernet Sauvignon”


  • I usually don’t leave comments!!! Trust me! But I liked your blog…especially this post! Would you mind terribly if I put up a backlink from my site to your site?

    No, go ahead! So sorry this is just now being responded to.

  • That sounds like a pretty snobby review for an anti-wine-snob website. It’s not a great wine, but it’s very drinkable, very fruity and smooth, and much better than the big box wine cabernets. I don’t know much about tannins, but I found it very pleasant. What do you expect for $7 for a 1.5 liter bottle? I found it just great for washing down a big plate of black beans and rice and spicy spanish sausage :) Do you really want to drink a $20 bottle of wine with a meal that cost $3.00?

    You know, Jim, you are right! Thanks for keeping things in perspective.

  • I actually can get this in the big bottle size for $5.99 at my Kroger. Not sure if it’s a special or what, but I agree, it’s not repulsive and for the price it is ok by me.

  • Well here’s the website. But I do agree that Liberty Creek leaves something to be desired. I’d prefer a few more dollars for a more exciting wine like Woodbridge or Yellowtail.

  • I like this wine….I can pour myself a glass of this by itself or have it with a meal. Maybe a pot of beans or a steak, I think it is a good wine and for the price why bitch?

  • I just bought a 1.5L of this wine. I agree with the first post. This wine is drinkable, but it does not feel like a Cabernet. I’ll drink the whole thing for sure. By the way, I’m not a wine snob at all. I have only been drinking wine for a little over a year and still have a lot to learn. But anyway, cheers!!!

  • Where can I locate further information about this please? This has made my day. Good stuff

  • I LIKE THIS WINE, BECAUSE I CAN HAVE SEVERAL GLASSES, WITHOUT GETTING LITE HEADED. FULL BODIED SEEM TO BE QUITE HIGH IN ALCOHOL CONTENT. I WOULD RATHER HAVE (3) GLASSES OF WINE WHEN I HAVING FUND WITH FRIENDS INSTEAD OF JUST (1). JUST SAYING

  • OK… If you’re comparing this wine to a wines costing 30.00.
    GOOD LUCK!!!
    I drink a lot of red wines (daily)and If I had to pay big prices for premium wines I’d go broke .I can buy LC usually for under 6.00 (1.5) and sincerely believe it to be the best wine deal out there.
    I think Its just a matter of personal taste and value.

  • I’m no wine expert, butI know what I like. For $5 at Sprouts, this wine cant be beat (1.5L). I’ve tried dozens of wine and many quite pricey. For the taste and value this is by far the best I’ve found. Rather than take the bad reviews to heart, go buy just one bottle and form your own opinion. If you find a better wine for the price, I would love to know about it.

  • I agree with Dave. the 1.5 LC is cheap, I get a nice buzz off a half bottle and don’t feel stupid or bloated. I enjoy the lite flavor and after-taste is pleasant. When I want real wine I cough up more $ per bottle. LC is okay with me for sippin’ and adds to a frugal or un-frugal supper. Plus, like Dave, if ya’ll know of a better wine for the price, do tell.

  • LOOK AT THE HERITAGE OF ALL LIBERTY CREEK WINES, “VINTED AND BOTTLED AT MODESTO, CA”, THAT MEANS GALLO! SO YOU KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT, THAT’S WHY I BOUGHT IT. A PALATABLE STANDARD VARIETAL, NO TRICKS, NO SURPRISES, NO OFF-TASTES. ALL FOR $6(1.5L) AND 24 PROOF. I WOULD NOT DRINK IT EVERY DAY ON ALL OCCASIONS, BUT IT HAS FOUND A NICHE IN MY DRINKING PATTERN.

  • Don’t know what all the fuss is about. Price has absolutely nothing to do with how the wine feels on your tongue and ultimately stomach. I make wine, mostly from domestic fruits; apples, pears, berries, grapes. I’ve never made a cabernet but if ever I reach that level of mastery, I’d want it to taste like Liberty Creek. It has a cabernet character with a hint of sweetness without being sweet. True, it’s not a full bodied cabernet but what the hell, it still tastes good!!

  • I love this wine. I don’t care what the price is. It goes done smooth and has no after taste whatsoever.

  • I tried LC Cabernet for the first time this summer at a bar, and was thinking that $4.25 a glass…the wine’s going to taste like crap. I was way wrong…I liked it from the first sip. True it’s not a shiraz, merlot, or malbec (which are my favorite reds) BUT this was phenomonal good for being the “house wine” of the bar. Then I found out that a 1.5L is $7.00 at my local store…You cannot go wrong with it. I am not a wine connoisseur by any means, I just know what I like…and I REALLY LIKE THIS WINE! I think it’s perfect for dinners when it’s just family or bringing it to a dinner with friends.

  • I can tell you for sure, I agree with Dave. Tried LC for the first time at a Thanksgiving dinner. I was so impressed by the taste and lack of after taste, that I asked for the brand and cost. then I was relly floored. $6.00 at Kroger. I loved it and I can afford to have more.

  • Great wine for under $6 at Walmart. Pay less and live better. Alcohol 12% it’s a steal.

  • A good wine at an excellent value, disagree with all the other wine snob analysis except for the guy that compares it to the box! Big G

  • I had this at a cookout a couple of weeks ago and loved the flavor and had almost a bottle to myself and did not get heartburn or a headache. My girlfriend said it was her new favorite wine. When I went to buy a bottle next time I went to my wine store I was floored by price! Gold!!! What a joy to find a wine that doesn’t make me hurt anywhere for a price that doesn’t require a third mortgage. My local store though says he won’t carry that “cheap stuff”. Oh well, his loss. I’ll continue to get it elswhere!

  • I have had many expensive wines that were not very good. I think this falls in with two buck chuck, only better. When I first sipped this I was amazed at the smoothness of this inexpensive Cab. I’ve heard that many Napa wineries will sell their grapes to a third party that produces a great wine for a fair price.

  • it seems that wine is not worth a sip. But nevertheless, you have awaken my curiosity. I might try this wine and see for myself. :)

  • I was just served this wine at a restaurant in Vegas as their house wine. When I asked what the house red was, the server only knew the name but not the varietal. She told me she gets compliments all the time about it. So I thought I would give it a try. The first taste was actually very pleasant but a bit light for my taste. I’m definitely a ‘cab’ guy. So I had a few bites of my rib eye steak and another drink of my wine. Again, very pleasant, almost sweet, but I couldn’t place what type of grape. I kept thinking somewhere between a pinot and a merlot. So after a few more swigs, I asked our server if she wouldn’t mind bringing me the bottle so I could satisfy my curiosity and perhaps find a new budget friendly wine. Imagine my surprise when she showed me the bottle and it was a cabernet… Now I’m not saying this made it any better or worse, it just caught me by surprise. Keep in mind, contrary to what the label on the bottle says, this does not drink like a cab at all. Nevertheless it has a very pleasant taste with virtually no ‘heaviness’ to it at all. This would go well with seafood and light cheeses, which is great for me because I just have a hard time finding a white wine that I can enjoy consistently. This might be my new wine for my white wine dishes… Now I’m on the hunt for a retail location close by to get a few bottles!

    • Glad you liked it, Shawn. I wonder if perhaps the bottling has changed since I first reviewed it a few years ago? Perhaps I should give it another go when I come across it next!

      Jesse

  • Michael Edwards

    Jim, You are absolutely correct in your assessment of the Liberty Creek Cab. Doesn’t really taste like a Cab to me either but I still enjoy it with a plate of Prawns Diablo. I think for the $5.99 I pay for a 1.75 Litre Bottle, it makes a pretty fair value. I should point out that the label is cleverly designed to look like a more expensive wine so I don’t mind serving it to my friends who have no taste discrimination anyway.

  • i like the wine. it lacks the bitter taste of most wines aftertaste. no wine expert at all, but certainly enjoy it. sounds like i overpaid for it at $6 for 1.5 L from walmart. my only intention of drinking it was to get drunk and buy alcohol in quantity. mission was accomplished with this wine. have yet to throw up from drinking it. 1 and a half bottles and I am good to go. stay away from liberty creeks sweet wine. wholly crap that shit tastes aweful. still gets you drunk though.

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