Kirkland Cabernet Sauvignon California

Really Cheap Red

Kirkland Cabernet Sauvignon California

Staff Wine Review –

Good Booze. Really cheap OK Red.

This one has little Cabernet character. Instead, an inoffensive red wine suitable for pouring as a “house red” for game time or a deck party. It would make a decent sangria with a few additions for summer time as well. At this price, you could pour for good size crowd. So, an OK generic red. Not so great as a “Cabernet.” Don’t wait once opened, just start pouring.

The Facts

Kirkland Cabernet Sauvignon California

Price Paid – $7,88 (the equivalent of a $3.99 750 ML bottle)

Date Reviewed – 10/15/17

Where Purchased – Costco SF Bay Area

Varietal or Type – Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage Year – 2015

Appellation – California

Winery/Brand – Kirkland/DC Flynt MW Selections

Bottle Size – 1.5 L

Alcohol – 13%

Cork? – Artificial

Pour it and taste – Medium bright red color. Candy nose, minor cherry and berry flavors. Medium dry. Soft tannins, smooth finish.

Aerator – Candy disappears. Flavors OK. The tannins now are mostly gone

Decanter – After 30 minutes, grapy and a slight sulphur nose. Slightly harsh

Sangria Option? Yes

Overall – Generic red wine. Not off-putting. Perfect for pouring “glass of red?” at a party or game time on TV. Better still, share as a modest sangria, with additions such as fruit juices along with a touch of simple sugar syrup. Beats most box wines for this purpose. Pour and enjoy, rapidly.

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