It’s hard to find a smooth and rich California Cabernet for $14.

But that’s exactly what a 2007 Foxgove Paso Robles Cabernet was with steak one recent night. It offers that big dark fruit flavor with just 13.7 percent alcohol. That’s almost unheard of out of California.

I enjoyed the smoothness of this cab that had very mild tannins. The wine has a bit of Petit Verdot and Cab Franc.

The wine is made by Bob Varner ans shows restraint and a deft hand compared to many California Cabs you’ll find at this price point.

Wine icon Robert Parker gave this Cab 89 points, calling it “an absolutely spectacular bargain.” If you want a well made Cab under the $15 price point, this is one of first California cabs at that price I can heartily recommend.

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