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2018 Eleven Eleven XI Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Costco Notes: Inky dark fruit, dark chocolate, menthol, licorice and spice blast out of the glass, Unctuous and spectacularly rich, the 2018 is a gorgeous wine in its style.  Plush, silky tannins round out the long finish. Left Coast Tasting Notes: Color:   Dark Inky Purple Nose (aromas): Pulling the cork, it didn’t have the character …

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2019 Gabrielle Ashley Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Napa Valley

Here’s another deeply discounted Costco wine that we had to try right when we found it.  Retail price is around $24.99 which is the same as Costco’s standard price.  But the limited time discount of $11 brings it down to only $13.99 until 11/21. So we love the discount on a Napa Valley reserve wine …

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2019 Kirkland Signature Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

We started catching wind that this popular Costco Cab was hitting stores a week or so ago from readers, and I was happy to find it on my last visit.  It often hits in the Sept/Oct timeframe so it arrived a little early this year for us. We’ve seen a gentle price creep on this …

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2018 Kirkland Signature Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

It’s been a little while since we reviewed the Kirkland Alexander Cab. I’m not sure how we missed the past few vintages, but glad we could get back into it with the 2018 vintage that is in stores now. Since the 2013 vintage, the price has remained the same at $9.99, and we’ve rated the …

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2019 Kirkland Signature Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Finding this wine is a surprise on a number of fronts, but let’s start with the new label.  What do you think?  I kind of like it; definitely fresher and more exciting than the standard Kirkland wine labels. There’s no back label on this new design, just a small block of text on the side …

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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 …

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2018 Kirkland Signature Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

There are some interesting Kirkland bottles floating around Costco stores nationwide right now.  This is definitely one that caught our attention.  It’s a straight Napa Valley Cabernet, not the blend that we’ve reviewed for several vintages (or the older Napa County, not Valley), and not the appellation designated Cabs (Stags, Rutherford, Oakville). This is a …

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2018 Kirkland Signature Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

Here’s the latest vintage of a Kirkland wine I know many of you, like me, have been waiting for – the Kirkland Oakville Cabernet. This is usually one of our favorites among the Napa appellations that Kirkland wine spans.  Some of the other premier Napa regions we see offerings from include Rutherford and Stag’s Leap, …

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2018 Kirkland Signature Bordeaux Superieur

The Bordeaux Superieur has never been one of our favorite Kirkland bottles. In the past we’ve found it drinkable and semi-fair for its super low $7.99 price tag, but not really a wine that we would label “enjoyable” or one that we would stock up on. With the new 2018 vintage, the price stays the …

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2014 Los Frailes G-11 Cabernet Sauvignon

Here’s a new arrival that caught our eye.  This is an organically grown (and single vineyard I believe) Cabernet Sauvignon from the Valencia region on Spain’s east coast.  It’s an area that doesn’t get quite as much attention as some of Spain’s other famed wine regions, but it produces several white and red grape varietals …

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2018 Kirkland Signature Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

We have had a nice a string of reviews of tasty Kirkland wines, and here’s another one to add the list to look for on your next Costco trip. Kirkland (value) plus Columbia Valley (quality) generally flashes a buy signal.  This wine debuted last year in the 2017 vintage and it was a winner, as …

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2018 Kirkland Signature Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

It’s nice to see this one back on Costco shelves. It was hinted at being out there in a recent Wall Street Journal article about Costco Wine (here it is, subscription required). So that sent me into my Costco on the lookout. Kirkland’s Rutherford offerings used to be just a Meritage blend, which we enjoyed …

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