Quite a flavorful wine for just $10, the Kirkland Signature Sonoma County Old Vine Zinfandel.
This estate-produced Zinfandel comes from a collection of archival vineyards that have been home to Zinfandel for more than 150 years. Kirkland Signature Old Vine Zinfandel is produced from low-yielding 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, cassis, blueberry and chocolate, which is supported by vanilla and spice notes from oak maturation and lifted by bright acidity and supple, ripe tannins.
The 2016 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 wine. It ends with more ripe fruit, leather, spice and a bit of coffee that lingers for a good amount of time. 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 4-5 vintages. At only $10 this is always a good pick.