Value Cabernet Sauvignon

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Value Cabernet Sauvignon So here's a challenge, find the values in Cabernet under $12. Sound easy? Actually, it was easier than I expected.

To a certain extent, this is why Cabernet is so ubiquitous. The grape does a good job of producing exceptional wines at the top end of the spectrum, as well as some fairly impressive wines at the bottom end. Where it tends to get a little tricky, as is the case with many wines, is in the middle, where winemakers who strive to make a more profitable product sometimes don't end up making a better product.

These value Cabernets, all under $12 a bottle, show just how much can be achieved at this rather modest price point. While some countries have a decided advantage, flat vineyards, inexpensive and abundant labor, I was able to find a nice selection of winning wines, each exhibiting something of a regional style that set one apart from another.

You might not like them all, but you are bound to find a great wine for your next party from this list of great Cabernets!

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  • Snooth User: cajungirl
    888696 57

    A few other lower priced, but not lower rated cabs...
    337 Cab Sauv Lodi $10.99 in Delaware. Very good, especially for that price!
    Century Oak winery Cab Sauv 2009 $14.99 PA State stores. very good also!
    We will have to try your suggestions!

    Dec 07, 2011 at 4:19 PM


  • tried out the simply naked 2010 unoaked over the weekend...my husband thought it was a bit sweeter than what we usually hang out with, but i found the cs was nice and dry and oaky as expected...just a touch of fruit at the end :) very nice, and pocketbook-friendly! was on sale at $12.99 at our local store

    Jan 25, 2012 at 12:47 PM


  • Snooth User: Pick6
    164082 15

    A local winery, Fallbrook Winery in Southern California (San Diego area) puts out excellant Cabernet and Chardonney at very reasonable prices. We usually find it at local Costco stores.

    Jan 31, 2012 at 2:19 PM


  • Snooth User: Pick6
    164082 15

    A local winery, Fallbrook Winery in Southern California (San Diego area) puts out excellant Cabernet and Chardonney at very reasonable prices. We usually find it at local Costco stores.

    Jan 31, 2012 at 2:19 PM


  • Snooth User: Marmac
    1099541 14

    I've read some recent 'moderate' reviews about the 2010 McManis Cab and find them to be somewhat understated. We all have different taste buds and expectations of course, but I find this cab to be a true treasure for the price. It needs to be properly aired out to gather its steam, but it could easily be presented as a $50 bottle and receive appropriate acknowledgements - I know, I did it last night.

    May 16, 2012 at 4:35 PM


  • So delish with goat cheese and crackers! We love this Cab :)

    Jun 06, 2012 at 6:56 PM


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