Checking out the latest vintage of this $10 single vineyard rosé from a big-name winemaker (Charles Smith), we review the Kirkland Signature K Vine Rosé from Costco.
While the label on this vintage doesn't disclose the grape variety on this rosé from the Buckshot Vineyard in Columbia Valley, Washington State, we have no reason to believe it isn't still Syrah like the previous iteration.
The Kirkland Signature K Vine Rosé is available exclusively at Costco for $9.99.
We weren't blown away with the first iteration of this wine (or the Chardonnay), but we did see a nice step up in quality in the second generation of the Chardonnay so we're hoping for the same here! Let's check it out.
Winemaker Charles Smith
Vinted and Bottled by K Brands
Right from the start you can tell the 2022 Kirkland Signature K Vine Rosé is more aromatic than its predecessor. It opens with a very pleasing, harmonious aroma of strawberry, cherry, melon, some light herbal notes and a little spice.
Taking a sip reveals this to be pretty tasty with more strawberry and cherry plus watermelon and some other tart fruit notes. The nice touches of spice from the nose also continue. Smooth and with great depth of flavor on the rich, juicy fruit, it also has a bit of a creamy note.
The wine turns a bit tart on the dry, long, lip-smacking finish. Overall, this is quite quaffable and it's also a nice step up from the 2020!
2022 Kirkland Signature K Vine Rosé
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And here's our previous review of the 2020 vintage:
The 2020 Kirkland Signature K Vine Rosé opens with a pleasing aroma of strawberry, cherry, melon and some light herbal notes.
Taking a sip reveals this to be pretty tasty with more strawberry and cherry plus watermelon and some other tart fruit notes. Smooth and with good depth of flavor on the juicy fruit, it also has a bit of a creamy note.
The wine turns a bit tart on the dry, long finish. Overall this is rather quaffable. A solid rosé, we liked this one a bit better than the Chardonnay.