2013 Katherine Goldschmidt Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley $20
The Alexander Valley in Sonoma is an undersung source for quality cabernet that's generally a good value. This bottling reminds me of why: deep, black cabernet fruit framed by chewy tannins make for a wine that tastes far more expensive than it is. Full of all the things that made you fall in love with wine, but long for in most of what's available today. A joy to drink.