California's Alexander Valley is home to big name reds like Silver Oak & Jordan. It's exceedingly rare to find one under $20 a bottle. The secret to these outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon is Alexander Valley's sweltering afternoon temperatures, followed by cool nights thanks to the Russian River which runs throughout the valley. The mix of rich clay and mineral, gravelly soils are reminiscent of the best vineyards of Bordeaux, which contributes to a lower alcohol percentage while keeping the bright, rich flavors.
"Ripe and lushly textured with plenty of dark fruit flavors backed by tobacco and vanilla accents. The toasty edge on the finish blends nicely with the decadent fruit. A great value for under $20." The Wine Buyer, 93 Points