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.
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 | Kapscándy, Grand Vin, State Lane Vineyard 97 pts
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Source: Chris Wilson