Another winning wine from Costco on their Kirkland Signature label. High quality Pinot Noir, highly recommended!
The wine is available exclusively at Costco for just $14.99.
Just like the 2015 vintage we last reviewed, the wine appears to be made by Precept Wines, who own and work with a number of excellent vineyards and brands through the Pacific Northwest likes Browne Family, Primarius and Waterbrook.
I say appears to be because the wine is made by Sarah Cabot, one of the Precept winemakers. In addition the back of the bottle says the wine is produced by Grape and Grain Imports, but the address and registered agent for that business belong to Precept Wines.
Kirkland Signature Pinot Noir embodies the best of Oregon's famed Willamette Valley. This region's incredibly varied soils and meso-climates allow us to farm and handcraft wines of character and complexity. Our 2018 Pinot Noir offers deep red cherry and plum aromas, a palate of dark, brambly cane berries and a touch of French oak to seamlessly balance the fruit, acid and silky tannins.
Sarah Cabot, Winemaker
Produced and Bottled by Grape and Grain Imports
The 2018 Kirkland Signature Willamette Valley Pinot Noir begins with a very pleasant aroma of red cherry, licorice, cola and oak.
The medium-bodied wine tastes excellent with sweet red cherry and plum fruit with a bit of a brambly note plus cola, licorice, a little black pepper and a hint of earthiness. Smooth with good balance and nice complexity, this is a bonafide Willamette Valley Pinot Noir at an outstanding price.
It ends dry with all of the flavors from the palate lingering for quite a while. A great buy, this is truly a Willamette Valley value.