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2020 Kirkland Signature K Vine Cabernet Sauvignon Wahluke Slope Vineyard

2020 Kirkland Signature K Vine Cabernet Sauvignon Wahluke Slope Vineyard

Here’s one of the Costco bottles we’ve been wanting to find the most (the new Kirkland Chateauneuf is a close second).

This is the highly anticipated Kirkland K Vine Cabernet, the third in a trilogy of special K Vine wines Costco released under the Kirkland brand in a collaboration with famed Washington State winemaker Charles Smith.

It all began with an article published in the Costco connection magazine that featured a Q & A with Charles Smith where he mentioned the wines. The first bottles to hit stores in February of last year were a Chardonnay and Rose, which we thought were fantastic (both were $9.99).

Many readers agreed, but a few did not, particularly in regards to the Chardonnay. But that’s ok, that’s why we have this site, so we can share our thoughts and opinions. Keep those flowing.

K Vine Cabernet Sauvignon Wahluke

Finding the new K Vine Cabernet is a score. We were super curious about the price, and pretty happy to see it come in at $13.99. Charles Smith also makes the popular Wines of Substance Cabernet that we really love, and that one comes in at $12.99. In the end, we have two excellent wines here at really good prices. Let’s dig in.

This wine pours a medium ruby in the glass, not as dark as we expected; the nose is spicy and earthy; there’s a great contrast of red and dark fruit, with loads of black cherry and mocha towards the finish; tannins are chewy, nice acidity, solid finish.

K Vine Cabernet Sauvignon Wahluke

This is a huge find for WA state red fans and Cab lovers should take note. It turned out to be just exactly what we hoped this would be. Let’s also hope this K Vine Series sticks around and continues to expand. Rating: 89 points

Costco item number: 1462908

Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA (Kennesaw)

Alc. 14.0%

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Michael Smith

Wednesday 25th of May 2022

I tried the K Vine Cabernet next to the C3 Cabernet both really good, but slightly different. I liked the K Vine vineyard designate slightly better, a wee bit more complex than the C3 which is a more straight forward Cabernet. Both wines hold up nicely the next day after being opened for 24 hours. I think the K Vine became more round and soft afterwards. Both wines are case worthy with an edge to the K Vine.


Wednesday 25th of May 2022

I’ll try it…have had the CS cab for around the same price and liked it. Count me among those not impressed by the K Vine chard.

Jake Fisher

Wednesday 25th of May 2022

Should try and get Kung Fu Girl Riesling . Great with Thai foods

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