You really can’t go wrong with this kind of quality at such a low price, the Kirkland Signature Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from Costco.
The Kirkland Signature Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is available exclusively at Costco for just $8.99. Like many of the Kirkland Signature wines, it is cellared and bottled by DC Flynt MW Selections.
One of the nice trends we’ve noticed with the Kirkland Signature wines is that they don’t really seem to hide the producers of their wines anymore, like Trader Joe’s still often does. As such, we see right on the back label that this wine is made by Brandon Rice. He is the winemaker for a large custom wine bottling plant owned by Jerry Milbrandt of Milbrandt Vineyards. He previously worked for Goose Ridge Vineyards. All good signs.
We specifically sought our grapes from the warmest vineyard sites in Washington State as they reached an ideal level of ripeness at harvest to emphasize the rich, ripe black currant characteristics of Cabernet Sauvignon. Sixteen months of barrel aging in American and French oak combined to create greater character, intensity, depth and elegance.
Brandon Rice, Winemaker
The 2017 Kirkland Signature Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon begins with an enticing aroma loaded with dark, purple fruit, vanilla and spice along with a little mint and leather too. Taking a sip reveals a rich and tasty medium-bodied wine chock full of more dark, succulent fruit and vanilla plus nice touches of cola, cedar and spice. With good balance this is just an excellent Cab at this low price. It ends dry and long.