27 Jan Best California Cabernet Values!
We’ve got a great selection of tasty juice from the golden state! These are great for everyday drinking and some are even worthy of short term cellaring. We think these are delicious, fun, easy-drinking values. It’s rare these days to find rock solid Napa Valley cabs hovering around $20!
2015 Iconic Cabernet Sauvignon “Sidekick”
On Sale $12.99
This inky purple, 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, is sourced from multiple sources within northern California, as far north as Anderson Valley and as far south as Lodi. The sandy, loam soils and sustainable farming methods have resulted in a stunning example of Cali Cab at a super reasonable price. 1/3 is aged in new French oak for 6 months. The remainder in stainless and neutral oak. Full bodied with great tannin and accompanied by plenty of black currant fruit mixed with notes of black cherries, wood, and earth.
2014 True Myth Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles
On Sale $16.99
The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon was brought up in a mix of French and American oak and is 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Syrah, 3% of Petite Sirah and Malbec, and 1% Petite Verdot. It sports a ruby color as well as notes of currants, spice-box and cedar, medium-bodied richness, polished tannin and solid balance/elegance. Drink it over the coming 3-5 years.
Jeb Dunnick (formerly of the Wine Advocate & Rhone report!)
2014 Routestock Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Rte. 29, Napa Valley
On Sale $19.99
The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, an inexpensive blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot and the rest Petite Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec, is soft and juicy, with a deep ruby/plum/purple color, loads of cassis and black cherry fruit, soft tannins, excellent concentration and good purity. This is a sleeper of the vintage and a terrific value from Napa! Drink it over the next 4-5 years.
The Wine Advocate
2015 Scholar & Mason Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
On Sale $22.99
This Cabernet is sourced from vineyards located in both Yountville and Calistoga. It’s dark, rich and aromatically expressive with notes of dark cherries, ripe plum, cedar and pencil shavings. The structure is supple and generous with long, elegant tannin and balanced acidity. The finish is concentrated with black currants, dark, ripe fruit and fall baking spices. This wine is made using sustainable farming and fermented with indigenous yeasts! After fermentation it was aged in 100% French oak barrels (45% new) for 19 months. Amazing wine at this price point!