You really can't go wrong with this kind of quality at such a low price, the Kirkland Signature Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from … [Read more...]
The Best Cabernet Sauvignon
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 variety 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).
A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, Cab Sauvignon is known for its distinct dark berry flavors, good tannins and spice. One of the things we love so much about this variety is how well it marries with oak aging. Yet even though all Cab has some common characteristics, it's a fascinating and highly enjoyable experience to compare examples from different regions.
Napa Valley, California 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 to name just a few.
Another cost saving strategy in finding the best Cabernet Sauvignon under $20 is to look for Cab-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, Malbec and Petit Verdot blend beautifully with Cabernet.
Keep reading for our picks as the best Cabernet Sauvignon under $20!
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A can’t miss Costco pick for the Cab lovers, the Charles Smith Substance Cs Cabernet Sauvignon. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the … [Read more...]
Say hello to a stunningly delicious rendition of Napa Valley Cab that is 40% off for the next day, the Kukeri Napa Valley Cabernet … [Read more...]
It's worth the price, but this is not Yountville quality. We review the Trader Joe's Platinum Reserve Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon Lot … [Read more...]
A fruit forward Cab from Argentina, the Domaine Bousquet Gaia Cabernet Sauvignon. Organic and vegan too. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon … [Read more...]
This one is just way too easy to drink, the estate grown Villa San-Juliette Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles. Estate grown in Paso … [Read more...]
A tasty, crowd-pleasing Cabernet from Mendocino for as low as $12, the Mud Pie Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Sauvignon from Mendocino … [Read more...]
A chance to taste a wine from an exclusive area of Napa Valley at a fraction of the normal price, the Trader Joe's Platinum Reserve Diamond … [Read more...]
It's a new deal from one of our most popular wineries, but this time we've raised the stakes! The Cult Napa Valley Cabernet … [Read more...]
A smooth, solid Cab from Chile, the Santa Ema Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon. Available widely, including for just $8.99 at Costco. 100% … [Read more...]
A wonderful Cab from Paso Robles, the Rabble Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Sauvignon from the Mossfire vineyard in Paso Robles, … [Read more...]