12 Exciting California Cabernets for $40 or Less

New reviews of affordable Cabernet Sauvignons from Napa, Sonoma and Carneros, up to 90 points

12 Exciting California Cabernets for $40 or Less
The 650-acre Barelli Creek vineyard in Sonoma's Alexander Valley is a source of Cabernet for Frei Brothers and Louis M. Martini. (Courtesy of Frei Brothers)
Sep 28, 2020

California's Cabernets have a reputation for being expensive. But this doesn't have to be the case. In this week's selection, we’ve put together a dozen Cabernets from Napa, Sonoma and Carneros, all set to impress at $40 or less.

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