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 also makes the excellent Kirkland Carneros Pinot Noir we recently reviewed.
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 deliver 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
The 2017 Kirkland Signature Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon begins with a strong, enticing 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. Touches of mocha lead into the dry, long finish of lingering vanilla and mint.
This is quite a nice Cab for just $10 although I have to say that we found this year’s release to be a bit thinner than in the past. While it definitely benefits from some time in the glass, I had to knock my rating down a point this year although that still leaves it in Recommended Buy territory.