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Napa Valley Cabernet: Best value 2018 wines under £50/$50

It's not easy to find a bargain among many Napa Valley Cabernets with prices regularly exceeding $100 and some topping $400 but Decanter has picked 14 from Matthew Luczy's 2018 vintage report that represent good value...

Decanter’s Californian expert Matthew Luczy reviewed 250 wines for his Napa Valley Cabernet 2018 vintage report.

Previous Decanter articles have highlighted his top-rated wines overall, plus the best from each sub-appellation, however for those looking for quality and value, the below list comprises wines all priced $50 (£38) or less.


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Individual AVA analysis and top-scoring wines:

Calistoga, Coombsville, Howell Mountain, Mount Veeder, Oakville, Rutherford, St Helena, Stags Leap District


Luczy’s wines of the vintage:

Corison, Kronos Vineyard 97 pts | Kapcsándy, Grand Vin, State Lane Vineyard 97 pts



Best value Napa Valley Cabernets 2018


See also

Decanter Premium Collector’s Guide: Napa Valley 

The rise of US urban wineries

California Cabernet 2016: Panel tasting results

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