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.
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