Avalon Cabernet | Napa Valley – $9.99
Cabernet can be really boring. It seems to be the middle of the road, “mneh” wine. I don’t know much about wine but I know certain cabs that are super cheap can be either bad or forgettable. Avalon somehow avoids that.
I guess they do nothing but Cab at the Avalon Winery and somehow they’re able to wring every last drop of tastiness from grapes and a process that is borderline thrifty. Let it breathe and it gets even better.
Ten bucks for a bottle of cab that you wouldn’t mind throwing the way of even the snootiest wine people? That’s a bargain. Especially if you’re headed to their house for a big party, you want to bring a thank you gift, and you don’t know them that well.
That, or you just want a great bottle for a BBQ dinner on your back porch on a Sunday night with your neighbor who brings over Ice Cream with home made chocolate sauce. Whatever the situation, Avalon seems to figure out how to fit right in.