Quite a flavorful wine for just $10, the Kirkland Signature Sonoma County Old Vine Zinfandel from Costco.
Kirkland Signature Old Vine Zinfandel is estate-produced from vines that average 45 years of age. This classic Old Vine Zinfandel has opaque shades of deep red-purple fruit with a bouquet and palate structure of blackberry, blueberry and chocolate, which is supported by vanilla and spice notes from oak maturation and lifted by bright acidity and supple, ripe tannins.
Cellared & Bottled by DC Flynt MW Selections
The 2018 Kirkland Signature Sonoma County Old Vine Zinfandel begins with aromas of black cherry, bramble, a bit of coffee, spice and vanilla.
Tasting the medium-bodied wine reveals a super smooth and easy to drink Zin with the nuanced complexity that only comes from older vines. It's a great example of a Sonoma Zin with very brambly flavors of ripe black cherry, blackberry, blueberry and cranberry. You'll also find a bit of leathery spice and vanilla in this very flavorful and nicely balanced wine.
It ends with more ripe fruit, leather, spice and a bit of coffee that lingers for a good amount of time on the mouth-watering finish. If you're having a BBQ, this is your wine!
We've been recommending this wine for a number of years now and have been quite impressed with the consistency over the last 6-7 vintages. At only $10 this is always a good pick.