So I’ve picked up quite a few new Kirkland Signature offerings that have hit the stores by me, and there’s a lot of them, more than I’ll be able to review in the next month or so, but you can bet I’m going to give it a shot. And I’m going to start with a few bottles that I’m really curious about – the Cabs from great areas of Napa. They follow an awesome year in 2012 with an almost equally awesome year in 2013. So today we’ll take a look at the 2013 Oakville Cabernet, one of my favorite areas of Napa. Price was $18.99.
This is a very nice Napa Cab that you would pay twice this price tag for in almost any other form. I love this one. What a steal for $19. Dark pour, and fruit forward nose, slight spice with pepper aromas. In the mouth, this wine is a joy, loads of dark fruit and black cherry, undertones of dark chocolate and mocha, something on the finish I just can’t get my taste buds on but I’ve been there before, almost like the lumber aisle at Home Depot (I think the pros call it pencil shavings). This is a very composed wine, centered and easy to understand.
I just gave it an hour in glass and came back and it’s even better. I’m a huge fan. Great buy here.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 90 Points
Costco item number: 866663
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA (Kennesaw)