High quality for just 10 bucks, the Kirkland Signature Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from Costco.
The Kirkland Signature Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is available exclusively at Costco for just $9.99. It is made by winemaker Alison Crowe who makes a number of the Kirkland Signature wines including the excellent Kirkland Carneros Pinot Noir.
We carefully farm each of our Alexander Valley vineyards to produce a finely layered Cabernet Sauvignon. Thick skins and balanced acidity result in rich tannins and superior color while flavors of cherry, ripe plums and black currants combine with savory notes of black tea and leather. American oak delivers a touch of vanilla while French oak contributes character and complexity to the wine which finishes with a burst of sun-ripened fruit.
Alison Crowe, Winemaker
Today we're revisiting a wine that we have thoroughly enjoyed in the past, although we also thought the 2017 vintage was a bit of a letdown. We're happy to report the 2018 seems to be back to form.
The 2018 Kirkland Signature Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon begins with a strong, enticing and harmonious aroma of black cherry, plum, cedar, vanilla and some nice herbal notes. It's certainly a promising start!
Taking a sip reveals a smooth and soft mouthfeel with lots of vanilla-soaked and juicy dark berry fruit. With a bit more oak influence in this vintage, the wine really benefits from some air. Touches of mocha lead into the dry, long finish of lingering vanilla and mint.
This is quite a nice Cab for just $10 and is back to a Highly Recommended rating.