Napa on the cheap, the Kirkland Signature Napa Valley Red Blend from Costco.
The Kirkland Signature Napa Valley Red Blend is available exclusively at Costco for $10.99. Like many of the Kirkland Signature wines, it is cellared and bottled by DC Flynt MW Selections. It is made by Glenn Hugo, the winemaker at Girard Napa and B.R. Cohn.
The 2016 red blend is a traditional blend of classical varietals which combine to create a finely nuanced wine from the well-drained gravelly loams and silt soils of Napa Valley. This blend has the concentrated notes of black cherry and cassis supported by silky tannins and the spice rack notes of oak and cedar finishing with the velvety notes of rich plum.
The 2016 Kirkland Signature Napa Valley Red Blend begins with a pleasing aroma full of ripe cherry and other red fruits plus some sweet spice and vanilla. Taking a sip reveals a smooth, dry and pretty tasty wine. It's a rather simple blend but quite well done for the low price. In the mouth there's plenty of fruit (plum, cherry and assorted berries), nice touches of spice, vanilla, cedar, sage, tobacco and more. It ends dry and long with lots of lingering vanilla soaked fruit.
Really, there's not all that much more to say about this one except that it's good and offers solid value at this price!