$20 Domestic Cabernet

Attractive examples from Washington and California

 


« Prev Next » 9 of 11
2009 Oberon Napa Valley  CA 13.7% $20

 

Dark chocolate, earthy mushrooms and spicy oak accent the black currant fruit of the nose. A touch sweet up front, but with plenty of acid to balance this out. It’s a bit rustic feeling, with splintery wood tannins and bright acid supporting the core of black raspberry fruit, framed with considerable wood spice. There’s plenty of fruit here, but the oak comes close to dominating this and barely loses out to the black currant fruit on the moderately long finish. 88pts

 

Mentioned in this article

Comments

  • Snooth User: mbakich
    Hand of Snooth
    890341 2

    Where was the selection from Paso Robles?

    Dec 20, 2011 at 4:10 PM


  • Snooth User: Richard Foxall
    Hand of Snooth
    262583 3,163

    With a little persistence, you can often find the St. Supery for under $20, even as low as $16. It's a buyer's market for wine right now, and the "value" Napa Cabs and even some of the stars can be had for a great price.

    Dec 20, 2011 at 5:22 PM


  • Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
    Hand of Snooth Voice of Snooth
    89065 217,192

    The Paso reviews go live tomorrow. A great set of wines that really outperformed.

    Agreed, some of these wines are just not moving, and not due to quality or value.

    Dec 20, 2011 at 5:27 PM


  • Snooth User: speros99
    1010147 1

    Write your comment here.

    Jan 02, 2012 at 10:31 AM


  • Snooth User: speros99
    1010147 1

    Write your comment here.

    Jan 02, 2012 at 10:31 AM


Add a Comment

Search Articles


Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »

Daily Wine WisdomMore Wine Tips







Snooth Media Network