Right on the heels of the new Kirkland Barolo that we just tasted and really enjoyed, we are lucky enough to have Costco also grace us with a classic Kirkland favorite, the Oakville Cabernet.
Costco’s Kirkland label produces a number of Cabernet from Napa including a Rutherford, a Napa Valley blend, and a Stags Leap, but this Oakville is usually among our favorites.
We went 91 points on the 2015 vintage, 90 points last year on the 2016 vintage, and now this year we’re going to stay consistent and award a nice 90 points to this 2017 vintage.
Similar tasting notes as the prior year bottles. The wine pours a deep ruby in the glass with a juicy nose; it is full bodied and big throughout; dark berry fruit with a little mocha, cedar notes and acidic into a long finish. This wine is signature Napa Oakville all around, and delivered at a price where you rarely find bottles from this premier region.
Once again, Glenn Hugo is the winemaker responsible for this wine, and he’s been behind quite a few of the Kirkland offerings originating out of Napa, including last year’s Oakville wine, and the Kirkland Rutherford Cab. Mr. Hugo is also a winemaker for Girard Winery and BR Cohn.
The only slight bummer is a small price increase, from $18.99 last year, to $19.99 this year but it’s still worth it, making this wine an easy addition to our Top Picks list.
Napa fans looking for a nice bottle under $20, which isn’t always easy to find, should be happy here.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 90 points (a Costco Wine Top Pick)
Costco item number: 866663
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA
Friday 19th of June 2020
Also looking to buy Signature Series Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Napa Valley ($20) @ Costco in Pacoima, CA or Northridge, CA. Haven't been able to find in about 5 months. The only one being carried is the Kirkland Signature Napa County, which I'm not a fan of. Would love to see this Signature Series Oakville Cab restocked at either of my stores.....soon!
Wednesday 15th of April 2020
Looking to buy Signature Series Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Napa Valley ($20) ((Glenn Hugo - winemaker) @ Costco in Jupiter, FL. which we did buy 4 wks ago. They only stocked a 2017 Kirkland Signature Napa County CAB SAUV ($15) (Alison Crowe- winemaker) Please advise who to call on stock & availability in this region Thanks
Saturday 21st of March 2020
Wouldnt this be a good time to push Costco to offer their wines online (to permitted States)? Many of us might pay a small premium to avoid braving those long lines.
Saturday 21st of March 2020
I wish they would too. It would be a game changer and open up the door to truly sharing and discussing the available wines and people could locate what was available near them and when/where. Game changer. I hope they decide to it. We’re independent of Costco so no pull but I know some of their staff follow the site. Fingers crossed for it to happen some time.