$10 Single vineyard Chardonnay from a big name winemaker (Charles Smith), we check out the new Kirkland Signature K Vine Chardonnay.
The Kirkland Signature K Vine Chardonnay is available exclusively at Costco for $9.99.
We're big fans of the wines of Charles Smith here at Reverse Wine Snob -- wines like the Substance Cabernet, Kung Fu Girl Riesling and the Boom Boom Syrah – so were quite excited to try out the new collaboration between his K Brands and Costco.
Winemaker Charles Smith
Vinted and Bottled by K Brands
The 2019 Kirkland Signature K Vine Chardonnay opens with plenty of lemon, lime and tropical fruit notes on the bright nose. It's pleasing but actually rather Sauvignon Blanc like, which we weren't expecting in a Chardonnay.
Taking a sip reveals tangy tropical fruit plus some apple notes in this medium-bodied wine. It's tasty and balanced but really not anything extraordinary.
It ends dry with good length and a touch of toasty oak.
All in all, we were expecting big things (maybe unfairly) and were a bit letdown with the results of this one. It's certainly a solid buy at the price but it's not the special type of find we were hoping for.