When we visited Napa last summer, I really began to appreciate the Napa terroir, especially as it related to their Cabs. Before then, I'd never really liked Cab much. But I realize now that's because I was exposed to cheaper, harsher, not-very-good versions instead of the rich smoothness that a true Cab can bring. At this point in my life, I may possibly consider Cab my favorite varietal. Possibly. There may be too many contenders to settle that score just yet.
However, Cab is one of the grapes that I find almost always get better with an increase in price. Not every time, but typically. And that wonderful Napa Cab taste seems to be truly hard to recreate under $20. This wine was not perfect in that regard, but it was very nice, very smooth, very easy drinking, and only $11.99.
It's the 2007 Lot 205 Cabernet Sauvignon. The link takes you to the tasting notes from the winery itself, and they say everything about the wine better than I would as far as flavor profiles and such, but we really enjoyed this one.
It seems to be pretty widely available across the States, so keep an eye out for this one. Drink it with some grilled something, or some red meat pizza, or even some smoked salmon. You'll be glad you did.