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Purchased for $6.99. The Kirkland Signature Cotes du Rhone Villages is available exclusively at Costco.
From the bottle:
“Only one-fifth of the wine produced in Southern Rhone’s Cotes du Rhone qualifies for the superior designation of Cotes du Rhone Villages. Vintner Patrick Lesec is recognized among the top winemakers in the region, and his wines are among the finest in France. He brings decades of experience in the Rhone to this Kirkland Signature Cotes du Rhone Villages.
Syrah delivers the deep black fruit concentration and smooth chocolate. Grenache adds balanced harmony, warmth and fruit-forward notes of black plum and blackberry. Mourvedre gives the sense of sweet earth to this classic blend from the Rhone. – Patrick Lesec, Winemaker.
Today we’re revisiting a wine we last sampled with the 2011 vintage and another in a long line of recent finds from Costco’s Kirkland Signature line. These include wines like:
- Kirkland Signature Series Columbia Valley Red Wine – Something Special
- Kirkland Signature Chianti Classico Riserva – Too Good To Be True?
- Kirkland Signature Rioja Reserva – Costco Scores Again
Pretty impressive stuff! Let’s see if the 2013 can keep the winning streak going and don’t forget that you can stay on top of all our Costco picks by simply visiting or bookmarking this page!
The Kirkland Signature Cotes du Rhone Villages begins with intriguing aromas of deep, dark fruit, spice and excellent earthy notes — much more than you would expect to find on your typical $7 wine. The wine tastes oaky when first opened but that quickly dissipates to reveal tons of dark, jammy fruit counterbalanced by those excellent earthy notes. Licorice, oak and spice round things out. It ends dry, earthy, oaky and even a bit dusty on the long finish. This wine offers a whole lot of complexity for such a low price, and it’s even better on day 2. It compares very favorably to the 2011 vintage which was overall quite similar but a bit oakier. Bulk Buy!