12 Exciting Napa and Sonoma Cabernets for $50 or Less

New reviews of delectable Cabernet Sauvignon from both well-known and newer California wineries, up to 91 points

12 Exciting Napa and Sonoma Cabernets for $50 or Less
The Truchard family has been growing grapes for decades using its 280 acres of vineyards in Napa Valley’s Carneros district. (Courtesy of John McJunkin)
Jun 14, 2021

Cabernet Sauvignon is king in California's Napa Valley. But you can find comparable quality in versions from Sonoma, typically at lower prices. This week’s selection features Cabernets from both regions. Most of these reds are terrific values under $35, and many are produced in sizable volumes, which should make them easy to find on retail shelves. There’s even a canned option for those looking for Cabernet on the go.

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