December 26, 2010
Kirkland 2008 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
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.