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 wine is available exclusively at Costco for just $8.99.
One of the nice trends we've noticed with the Kirkland Signature offeringss 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.
Kirkland Signature Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has notes of black currant, spice and vanilla. And after 16 months of barrel age the wine exudes intensity, depth and elegance.
Brandon Rice, Winemaker
Produced And Bottled By Wahluke Wine Company For DC Flynt MW Domaines & Estates
The 2019 Kirkland Signature Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon begins with an aroma of super ripe dark fruit plus vanilla, spice and a little mint and leather too.
Taking a sip reveals a rich and tasty medium-bodied wine chock full of more dark fruit and vanilla plus loads of cola notes and a little cedar and spice.
It ends dry, long, oaky and a bit grippy.
Consistent with the previous vintage, this wine really needs quite a lot of air before it pulls itself together nicely. It's still a great value at this low price.