Staff Wine Review – GoodCheapBooze.com
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.
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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