Top 10 Cabernets That You Can Find Almost Anywhere

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Top 10 Cabernets That You Can Find Almost Anywhere One of the main frustrations voiced by our readers is the difficulty one sometimes encounters when trying to track down highly rated wines. Unfortunately, this is unavoidable due to the fragmented nature of the wine distribution industry in the US, though occasionally one can assemble a group of wines which are nationally distributed and widely available.

During the craziness that is the holiday season, it's nice to be able to have a few fall back wines in mind when shopping at your corner store, just in case you can’t find a specific wine that you’re interested in. We are also faced with a lot of last minute shopping at this time of year, shopping that may take place far from our home turf and familiar wine shops, so check out this list of my suggestions for great Cabernets from $10 to $50 that you should be able to find just about anywhere that sells wine, and maybe someplaces that don't!

One little tip, don't feel as though you have to spend a lot in order to get a lot. It's true that you might end up getting more if you spend more--more color, more alcohol, more oak--but you may not end up with more enjoyment. My top picks from this selection include the ever reliable Kenwood Cabernet Sauvignon and the totally delicious example from Rodney Strong, at $14 and $20, respectively. Either makes for a lovely dining companion, and they would certainly be my choices for a large gathering or party where you might have wine lovers and novices alike.

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Cabernet Sauvignon You Can Find Anywhere

Jordan Vineyard & Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (2008)
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Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley Alden Vineyards (2010)
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Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley (2010)
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St. Supéry Napa Valley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (2009)
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Rutherford Ranch Zinfandel (2010)
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Chateau St. Jean Cabernet Sauvignon California (2009)
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Jacob's Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve-Wls South Australia Australia Reds Shiraz South Australia Australia Orlando Wines (2009)
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Folie a Deux Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley (2009)
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J. Lohr Wildflower (2010)
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Mc Manis Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon (2009)
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Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Napa (2008)
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Mondavi Napa Reserve Cabernet (2008)
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Louis Martini Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma (2009)
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Kendall-Jackson Cabernet Special Select Vintners Reserve (2009)
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Bogle Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon California (2009)
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  • Snooth User: steve666
    392767 156

    Living in Oakland I can buy essentially any CA wine that ever circulates in channels outside of the wineries, but this is a very good list. Some of these will do very well after having been laid down just a few years, such as the Martini Sonoma or the Rodney Strong (just drank the last of their 1999 - those were past their peak). I have bought perhaps 3 or 4 cases of St Supery from 2004 thru 2006 - it is an extremely well balanced cab, a touch less tannic than I like, but always well enjoyed by guests. Oberon was just discovered by me about 6 months ago, it is about 13usd at Costco, and I think has real potential to be the best under $20 wine out there.

    Dec 18, 2012 at 2:09 PM

  • Snooth User: Zuiko
    Hand of Snooth
    540750 839

    When I first saw the Rodney Strong listed, I thought it was the Sonoma County because the picture showed that. It looks like the Alden was reviewed. The 2006 Sonoma County was outstanding.

    Dec 18, 2012 at 4:45 PM

  • You guys screwed up big time. The wine you pictured is a South African Cabernet Sauvignon. Proof your postings before submitting them to the public.

    Dec 20, 2012 at 1:47 PM

  • nice

    Aug 30, 2013 at 3:03 AM

  • good

    Aug 31, 2013 at 5:08 AM

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