How I love these. I hardly ever bother with expensive or even mid-priced Cabs since I like the cheap ones so much. Honestly, I don't drink a ton of California Cabernet anyway, but am appreciating it more and more when I do. Even the cheap stuff.
Matt picked this up for me when he was killing time before a Nerd Night (meeting of engineer-types) out in Chaos (Virginia) and I don't know how much he paid for it, but I suspect less than $15, maybe less than $10. It's vivid purple, and smells like macerated berries and dark cherries with a woody component, like cedar. In the mouth it's got a lot of concentrated dark fruit along with some light tannins and a hint of green grass on the finish. The green isn't unpleasant or jarring to me, even though the lingering aftertaste is on the mocha spectrum. It's an easydrinking wine. User-friendly, even the opening of such (it looks like wax, but is cut plastic so you unwrap the base up to the "cork" which pulls out).
We had it with some pasta in gorgonzola cremificato with spinach and it was very nice.