The Best Cabernet Sauvignon Under $20

Cabernet Sauvignon, the "King" of grapes! Yet not all Cabernet is created equal. This variety is probably grown in more places in the world than any other and while it is relatively easy to grow, it is also a late ripening grape that can lead to difficulties in colder climates (i.e. lots of "green" flavors in the wine).

Napa Valley and Bordeaux, France (where it forms the base for many of the famous Bordeaux blends) are probably the two most well known regions for this grape, but that also means that these areas often command a premium price. A great strategy for Reverse Wine Snobs is to look for areas that aren't quite as well known. For Cabernet that means places like Washington, Australia, Chile and the rest of California.

Another cost saving strategy in finding the best Cabernet Sauvignon under $20 is to look for Cabernet based blends. This variety makes an excellent blending partner with lots of other varieties, and just like when making a good stew or soup, the whole is often greater than the sum of the parts. Varieties like Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot blend beautifully with Cabernet.

Keep on reading for our picks as the best Cabernet Sauvignon under $20 and the best Cabernet based blends under $20!

Pitch Cabernet Sauvignon – Well Composed

Pitch Cabernet Sauvignon - Well Composed

A melodious mix of dark fruit and oak. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington. The wine is aged in 70% French and 30% … [Read more...]

Undercard Cabernet Sauvignon – A Contender

Undercard Cabernet Sauvignon - A Contender

Our latest Club W pick offers main event quality at an undercard price. Cabernet Sauvignon from Red Hills Lake County, North Coast, … [Read more...]

Oberon Napa Cabernet – A Bona Fide Burger Wine

Oberon Napa Cabernet - A Bona Fide Burger Wine

Oaky Napa Valley goodness. Primarily Cabernet Sauvignon along with a small amount of Petit Verdot, Merlot, Syrah, Petite Sirah and other … [Read more...]

Casillero Del Diablo Manchester United Legendary Collection – Devilishly Good

Casillero Del Diablo Manchester United Legendary Collection - Devilishly Good

A match made in... 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Carmenere from Colchagua Valley, Chile. The wine is aged for 14 months in medium toast … [Read more...]

Joseph Carr Napa County Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 – A Classy Cab

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  96% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Merlot from Napa Valley and Rutherford, California. Aged in 75% French oak and 25% American oak for … [Read more...]

Warming Winter Reds Wine #6 – Ringbolt Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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  Cabernet Sauvignon from Wilyabrup, Margaret River, Western Australia. Aged for 9 months in 70% French hogsheads and barriques (10% … [Read more...]