We check out the latest vintage of the Kirkland Signature Toscana from Costco.
The Kirkland Signature Toscana is available exclusively at Costco for $13.99. Just like the previous vintages, the wine is made by Alexander Van Beek of the well-known Caiarossa winery whose own Super Tuscans retail for well over $20. It is imported by Misa Imports.
From the bottle:
Estate Bottled & Cellared
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.
Alexander Van Beek, Winemaker
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, the ability to add in other varieties as the winemaker sees fit creates some truly classic and unique wines.
We've reviewed a number of previous vintages of this wine and found them to be mostly sensational although the 2018 wasn't quite as good. The 2019 returned to glory, so let's see if the 2020 can continue that trend.
The 2020 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, licorice and more well-integrated baking spice along with touches of chocolate, tobacco and anise. It also features good depth and complexity once it has a chance to breathe.
It ends dry, very long a bit grippy. It takes a little bit of air to get there, but we found it to be in line with the 2019 vintage.
2019 Kirkland Signature Toscana
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And here's our review of the 2019 vintage:
The 2019 Kirkland Signature Toscana opens enticing aromas of black cherry, baking spice, vanilla and some dried herbs. It's a wonderful start.
Taking a sip reveals a smooth and tasty wine full of red berries, candied black cherry, licorice and more well-integrated baking spice along with touches of chocolate, tobacco and anise. And while the 2018 was a bit on the simple side, this 2019 offers a return to the great depth and complexity we're accustomed to in this wine.
It ends dry, very long a bit grippy. It's back to a Bulk Buy!