Run, don’t walk, to find this amazingly priced Cabernet. It’s so good and rich, it easily holds its own against Cabs costing five times as much. Dry and smooth in tannins, it offers a burst of blackberry, black cherry, cassis and chocolate flavors, with a wonderful coating of oak. Drink now–2013.
Cabernet from Oakville for under $20? Yes, and it’s a really good one. It’s dry and full bodied and rich in classic blackberries and cassis. How Kirkland sells it so inexpensively is a mystery. Classically structured, even ageworthy. Drink now–2015.
Another fine value from Kirkland, the Costco house brand. Vineyard sources are first rate, mostly Wahluke Slope, and the wine has exceptional grip, depth and structure for Merlot at this price point. Cassis, dark plum, black cherry, licorice, espresso and smoke are woven together nicely. Tannins are lush, substantial and quite ripe; they wrap up the wine with a…
Full bodied and plush in texture, with extremely supple tannins alongside flavors of raspberry, plum and clove. The juicy beam of fresh fruit lingers nicely on the finish. Drink now–2018.
This is the Costco house brand, and the new Merlot comes through with exceptional flavors for the price. It’s lush and loaded with black cherry and mocha flavors. Tannins are ripe and smooth, the concentration is surprising, and there are no holes in this wine; it plays out smoothly with a very satisfying richness.
Great price for this rich wine. It shows the density and concentration of mountain fruit, and also the tannins, with bone-dry flavors of blackberries and currants as well as hints of licorice and Canadian bacon. Good now with a few hours of decanting, and should develop in the bottle through 2013 or so.