The Kirkland Alexander Valley Cabernet is typically one of my favorite Kirkland Cabs of the year, especially for the great price of $9.99 (last week we reviewed another Kirkland favorite, the Chateauneuf-du-pape that’s worth a read too in case you missed it).
I was reviewing my notes on the the 2014 vintage of this Alexander Valley wine, and it’s clear this one is pretty consistent year to year, even going back to the 2013 vintage (it gets a little rocky going back past that).
I scored the ’13 86 points, the ’14 87 points, and am feeling this year is right in that 87 point range too. Plus, Costco has kept the price at a consistent $10 year to year which is great. This is a good buy for a California Cab in that price range.The wine has mocha, dark chocolate and blueberry flavor; with vanilla and some fresh herbs, a little thyme and rosemary. Noticed a slight mint on the finish, almost like an Andes mint. So a fair amount going here for a value priced wine.
Kind of like the Kirkland Rioja, which might still be lingering in stores, this is a good, rather inexpensive bottle to have on hand, versatile enough for a nice weekend steak dinner, or just a Wednesday spaghetti night.
We’re going to try to get to more of the Kirkland wines that are in stores now as I know many of you are looking for reviews on them.
Erin is going to be reviewing the Kirkland Carneros Pinot Noir, and I plan to get to the Kirkland Columbia Valley Cabernet soon. It will be interesting to see how that one stacks up to this Alexander Valley offering (I’m expecting good things).
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 87 points
Costco item number: 223343
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA