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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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Checking out a very popular Trader Joe's wine, the Corvelia Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles, California. … [Read more...]
A Highly Recommended, 91 point Cab for just $12 a bottle. Get the Ballard Lane Cabernet Sauvignon while you can! … [Read more...]
Another Napa Valley value, this time from Aldi. The 30 Miles Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, … [Read more...]
Rich, juicy and balanced Sonoma County Cab from Aldi, the Peaks & Tides Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, … [Read more...]
Highly Recommended, crowd-pleasing Cab for just $8.33 a bottle! Our most inexpensive INSIDER DEAL ever, the Spellbound Cabernet … [Read more...]
Over 40% off an enchanting $35 Cab from the Walla Walla Valley? Sign us up! The Bergevin Lane Moonspell Cabernet Sauvignon, available for … [Read more...]
A smooth, juicy, flavorful wine from Argentina, the Trapiche Medalla Cabernet Sauvignon. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from estate … [Read more...]
A big name at a low price thanks to Costco, the Kirkland Signature Series Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Sauvignon from … [Read more...]
Smooth and easy Cab from a high-class AVA, the Trader Joe's Platinum Reserve Oakville Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Lot 97. Cabernet … [Read more...]
Quite the find at only $7.99, the Kirkland Signature Bordeaux Superieur. 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot from Bordeaux, France. … [Read more...]
Delicious and highly recommended Cab from an unexpected place. Save almost 50% on the Hill Top Winery Ranch House Cabernet … [Read more...]