Our latest Costco pick! Plus learn the difference between Napa Valley and Napa County wine.
From the bottle:
This Cabernet Sauvignon shows the classic flavors of ripe blackberry and black currant which are lifted by hints of chocolate, cocoa and oak, with notes of spice and vanilla. Combined they contribute to the long, smooth, elegant finish.
Interestingly, counties in the U.S. automatically qualify as regions for wine labels. This is why you sometimes see wines labeled as Sonoma County, for example, which encompasses 17 different AVAs (American Viticultural Areas). Napa County, like today’s wine, is not all that common to see and does not mean that the wine was produced in the actual legal appellation of Napa Valley, which is just a sub-portion of Napa County (although it could be). More likely is that the majority of the wine was sourced outside of the actual Napa Valley AVA but still within the larger Napa County.
The 2015 Kirkland Signature Napa County Cabernet Sauvignon begins with quite an attractive aroma of blackberry, spice, ripe plum, a little vanilla, a hint of a nutty note and a bit of bell pepper. Tasting reveals a really solid Cab that is not sweet at all and full of dusty fruit layered with spice and cocoa. Smooth, fine, slightly chewy tannins and good acidity lead into the dry, medium-long finish featuring some lasting oaky spice notes.
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