December 26, 2010

Kirkland 2008 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

Kirkland 2008 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
Back up, step away, and let it breathe...

Even on the third night, the tannins are strong. We tried to drink this immediately out of the bottle a few nights back, but I couldn't do it. If you have this on your shelf, don't rush it as it should grow into itself in another year or so. Tough to hog precious rack space on a $13 wine, so I have to rate this a 4/10. Disappointing as my previous Kirkland "vineyard" purchases have done well.

Very dark in color with heavy currant on the palate. Almost sour-tasting. Very slight vanilla on the finish, but very overpowered by the tannins. You'll want a heavy red pasta dish or fatty steak with this one. Pizza night tomorrow...hope it's still good.

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