With its consistently high scores, Charles Krug would be a regular on our “over 90 under 30” offerings, except that it’s so rarely under $30! Classic cabernet character for days, this opens with blueberry and black-licorice, keeps building on a full-bodied, black-fruit palate, and sails to a smooth, lingering finish. 90% Cabernet Sauvignon with the balance split between Merlot and Petit Verdot, this wine is always a tremendous value and a solid go-to cab to pair with burgers and buddies.
A fine wine made for an attractive price, this opens in rich, perfumed brambles of berry and cherry, with a side note of cassis. An herbal undertone provides varietal character around soft, supple tannins and rounded approachability.