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Cabernet sauvignon recs for under $20?
Last week, I was at a friend's house and had my first cab in a few years and it was excellent. With cool, rainy weather this evening, I wanted to pick up a bottle for tonight.
Depends on what you have available to you.
I sometimes find this at $20, but it may be more. I like it a lot. Hess Allomi Cabernet | Top Selling Wine|The Hess Collection
I used to like the Simi Alexander Valley, but now it is "Sonoma County" and is not as good.
Alexander Valley Vineyards has a Cab that is about $18 and is quite nice
Franciscan Napa Valley Cab is good.
Sometimes you can find something browsing. For California, aside from big names, I will seek out anything that says Estate Grown. Beyond that, it should at least be grown and cellared by or produced and cellared by, and come from a AVA that is not "California", and preferably narrower than "Sonoma County" or "North Coast". California Wine Regions - View AVAs and Varietals By Region (cawineclub.com)