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2018 Kirkland Signature Suscol Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

2018 Kirkland Signature Suscol Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

I was so happy to finally find this bottle last night. There’s been a lot of discussion among readers nationwide who saw this one arrive in their stores before it made it’s way here. The feedback has been extremely positive and I was curious what Costco could pack into a single vineyard Napa Cab for $17.

Suscol Vineyard was of particular interest to me because I knew Nickel and Nickel created wines from there, and pretty much anything they touch is gold. Cakebread makes wines from there too and both will run 3-4X times the price of this Kirkland bottle.

Kirkland Suscol Vineyard

Plus we just reviewed the standard Kirkland Napa Cabernet which is available for $15. We thought that wine was pretty good and went 88 points. But the question is whether it’s worth $2 more for the Suscol? The answer is a resounding yes, in our opinion.

The wine pours a deep ruby in the glass with lots of spice, earth and dark berry on the nose; in the mouth is mostly dark fruit, blackberry, blueberry and plum with notes of dark chocolate; the wine is spicy into the finish with dry acidity.

This is a very nice wine with ripe fruit that is still very young; popping it in the decanter isn’t a bad idea if you’re drinking it now but it will fun to lay a few of these down and see how they develop. 

Kirkland Suscol Vineyard

2018 was a great vintage for Napa and this wine has all the pieces of a great wine. We bought three, drank one, and plan to cellar the other two for a bit, and will report back on their progress in the future.

All in all, this is a great Costco wine find that Napa drinkers need to jump on. Adding to our Top Picks list. Rating: 91 points (a Costco Wine Blog Top Pick)

Costco item number: 1491800

Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA (Kennesaw)

Alc. 14.5%

Michelle Brierley

Wednesday 28th of April 2021

Oh my gosh I love this wine and am trying to buy it everywhere. Anyone know if Costco still has it??

Charlene Schlegel

Sunday 25th of April 2021

I grabbed a bottle and I love it!

Tony Pellegrini

Saturday 24th of April 2021

This wine is already marked for deletion here in Cumming. Get it quick!


Wednesday 21st of April 2021

This is great. Which Costco did you find the bottle at? I'm in Atlanta and would love to give it a try!


Wednesday 21st of April 2021

We found it at the Kennesaw location.

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