quote:Originally posted by nevada slim:
More times than not, I've been disappointed with current vintages of sub $25 Napa cabs and now pretty much avoid that category... If you are looking for a Caymus substitute at the $25 price range you will probably be disappointed too. I second the votes for Chappellet Signature and Mondavi Oakville, but they probably won't be a pop-n-pour performers like Caymus... but all these are around $40-$45 per bottle.
Good point about the Chappellet Signature I recommended not being pop-and-pour. Definitely requires decanting or else open it many many hours before drinking and just leave the bottle open. (The Lewelling I reccomended specifically for its lush, pop-and-pour characteristic.)