KEITH’S PICK:

Napa, California

$27 / $153.90 / $275.40

This is de-classified fruit from the vineyards that go into the Napanook and Dominus releases, and the 2014 vintage is fabulous! It’s a powerful, fruit-forward, classic-style Napa Cabernet Sauvignon for under $30! Coco nibs, hints of dried herb and a note of black currant grace the nose, while the palate shows a firm but poised texture and exhibits soft tannins, making it pleasant to drink in its youth. Oak is used sparingly to keep Carpe Diem fresh and vibrant. This ’14 vintage is 92% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Petit Verdot and aged 12 months in French oak barrels. This is a great wine at an exceptional value.