Quick Review – Yet another spectacular bottle for its price point. Blackberry nose, rich lush texture, this is now a annual go-to wine when it hits your local warehouse. 90/100
The goal of this blog started as a way to help people find a good bottle of wine for around $10, now I’ll start to advise people to get a really great bottle of wine for around $20. It really is quite simple too, just go to Costco (if your state allows groceries to sell wine and liquor) and look for the Signature Series.
Last year, I had a fantastic bottle of the 2011 Signature Series Napa Cab, which was actually my first experience with Kirkland wines having spent years in states where Costco couldn’t sell wine. While I haven’t spotted a 2012 equivalent yet, when this bottle o Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon turned up, I immediately grabbed one.
I haven’t been following Kirkland Signature – Signature Series wines long enough, so I’m quite curious as to its designation. This AVA-specific bottle from Oakville lures oenophiles in with the association to famous Oakville based wine makers – Mondavi, Opus One, etc. When you’re being so specific, I’d expect this bottle to be better than the bottle designed “Napa Valley”. Something like a single-estate version v.s. a general blend. Yet they’re all priced the same way, so your guess is as good as mine.
This bottle of the Signature Series Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon is tremendously fragrant, and hits your tongue with a splash of ripe berries. Hints of spices linger into a nice finish. The finish isn’t spectacular, but it’s darn good and better than most you’d find at this price point.
Kirkland Signature Signature Series Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Description: Great value, high quality wine at the $20 price point.