Super good again! The Kirkland Signature Toscana from Costco.
The Kirkland Signature Toscana is available exclusively at Costco for $13.99. The wine is made by Alexander Van Beek of the well-known Caiarossa winery whose own Super Tuscans retail for well over $20. Imported by Misa Imports.
The vineyards of this elegant cuvée overlook the Tyrrhenian Sea from the Tuscan coast. The harmony between soils and vines makes wine one with nature. A fresh and delicate red wine, showing flavors of wild herb, ripe cherry and raspberry. An elegant wine supported by firm tannins and a velvety smooth finish.
Today we have a style of wine that we absolutely love, the Super Tuscan. The IGT Toscana label gives winemakers the creative capacity to create blends that don't need to fall within the strict regulations of other Italian regions. While many of these wines are still dominated by Sangiovese (like today's example) the ability to add in other varieties as the winemaker sees fit creates some truly classic and unique wines.
The 2016 Kirkland Signature Toscana begins with a wonderful, enticing aroma of black cherry, baking spice, vanilla and some dried herbs. Taking a sip reveals a smooth and tasty wine full of red berries, candied black cherry and more baking spice along with touches of chocolate and anise. It ends dry and delicious with good length. This one definitely needs some time to breathe to be at its best but I really love how it is put together. At just $13.99 this is a great value once again!