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2021 Kirkland Signature Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

2021 Kirkland Signature Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

It’s always an exciting day when the latest vintage of the Kirkland Oakville Cab hits stores, and we’ll tell you right off the bat, this is a vintage not to be missed.

Despite all the inflationary pressures out there, the price on this wine remains $19.99, which is absolutely amazing for an Oakville wine, and for one of this caliber.

Kirkland Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

Looking at our reviews all the way back to the 2013 vintage, you see a string of 90+ points, making this one of our most consistent, and highest rated Kirkland wines in the entire portfolio.

2020 90 points

2019 91 points

2018 91 points

2017 90 points

2016 90 points

2015 91 points

2013 90 points

And we’re going to break some new ground this year, reaching our highest score ever for this bottle, and that’s in large part to the amazing and long lasting finish.

Our tasting notes are similar in many ways to years past. It pours a dark ruby in the glass with earthy aromas and dark fruit; in the mouth this is a full bodied wine, with fantastic dark fruit flavor, some black cherry, blackberry, plum with notes of vanilla and spice towards the finish.

And then the finish that really grabs you and holds on. That’s our favorite part of what is our favorite vintage of this great wine.

Kirkland Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

Don’t wait to buy these in bulk if this is your style of wine. We have a feeling these are going to move fast once word gets out. Cheers, and thank you Costco. Rating: 92 points (a Costco Wine Top Pick)

Costco item number: 866663

Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA (Kennesaw)

Alc. 14.5%


Friday 9th of February 2024

Oh I have to look and see if they have it here in SF, CA. I love the Oakville Napa Cabs. One of my favorite is the Educated Guess Oakville Reserve, the 2021 is on sale here right now at $26 instead of the list $40. We also have the Beringer Knights Valley Cab for $23 which is also a great buy here in SF. The DAOU Cab for $20 is an amazing bottle at regular Costco price. You really ask yourself then why pay more. I saw they now have the 2022 vintage, which I haven't tried yet, but 2019 was amazing and 20/21 very god as well.


Tuesday 23rd of January 2024

Omaha, NE Just finished the bottle. Thought it was great. Spot on review IMO. Going back for more tomorrow.


Monday 22nd of January 2024

Still waiting for this one in Hoover AL.

Stags Leap District is the best one in this series so far this year


Saturday 20th of January 2024

Our Warehouse just received a shipment and all I can say is that this wine is undrinkable. Flat, unidimensional plum with some dust. No spice, no complexity, alcohol, tannin, or other notes. It tasted more like unfermented, unsweetened, fruit juice. Either this is a lot control issue or the wine itself. Avoid.


Friday 22nd of March 2024

@DocARDC, I had the exact same experience. First bottle was flat and tasteless, second one seemed better, third one was spectacular. How is this possible, out of the same case, it looks like there are only two boxes at my store? Went back for more, all gone. Oh well, this one really needed to breath first.


Wednesday 14th of February 2024


Just uncorked another bottle and at least this one displayed some nose. Again demonstrated unidimensional plum followed by some soft tannins. Think a bottle of overpriced J. Lohr. Apart from being a marginal wine, there are some QC, shipping, or storage problems.


Thursday 18th of January 2024

No sign of it yet in Wayne, NJ.

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