Quite a flavorful wine for just $10, the Kirkland Signature Sonoma County Old Vine Zinfandel from Costco.
Sonoma County has a multitude of historic vineyards that have been growing Zinfandel for over a century. Kirkland Signature Old Vine Zinfandel is estate-produced from vines that average 45 years of age. Thanks to a vast diversity of terroir, each vineyard contributes expressive fruit flavors with vibrant energy and soft ripe tannins. Bright fruit, framed with baking spice and integrated oak defines this world class Zinfandel.
Zach Long, Winemaker
Cellared & Bottled by DC Flynt MW Selections
The 2019 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 7-8 vintages. At only $10 this is always a good pick.