Pretty tasty Pinot for just $13, we check out the latest vintage of the Kirkland Signature Russian River Valley Pinot Noir from Costco. Pinot Noir from Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California. … [Read more...]
The Best Kirkland Signature Wines
Kirkland Signature is, of course, Costco's private label brand covering all types of products, including wine. And just like the other products in this line, while the overall quality is high and they tend to be priced very competitively, there are a handful of products that really stand out.
So, before we get to our top wine picks, let's tackle the most common questions people ask: why are the wines so inexpensive, who the heck makes them for Costco and when are they available?
Why Are The Kirkland Signature Wines So Inexpensive?
Just like in many other product categories, these labels represent some of the best value in wine section.
Part of the reason for this is Costco's tremendously slim mark-ups on all products - a maximum of around 15% - thanks to their membership model. (This is much, much lower than other retailers.)
This level of margin holds true for the Kirkland Signature products which have the additional advantage of a lower cost structure by cutting out the middleman. Add to that Costco's immense buying power and tremendous volume of sales you can begin to see how they can offer their wines for so little.
Don't let these lower prices fool you into thinking the Kirkland wines aren't any good, however. While many falsely equate price with quality, we know better.
Who Makes The Kirkland Signature Wines For Costco?
The answer is that it varies, but generally the Kirkland wines are made by very reputable producers. While this info used to be kept hidden, more and more we are finding the producers, or at least the winemakers, right on the front or back label. A little googling from there fills in the rest. If this info is available, we include it in all of our reviews.
If the info isn't prominently displayed on the label, sometimes the small print gives it away -- look for the "Bottled by" info that is usually printed above the government warning.
And then there are the wines that require a bit more sleuthing. Check out our review of the Kirkland Signature Brunello to see how we determined that this wine was made by one of our favorite Brunello producers!
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When Are The Kirkland Signature Wines Available?
One of the biggest questions we get asked is why people can never find many of the Kirkland Wines in store. The reason is simply because many of these wines get snapped up quickly, which means you need to know when to look for them. To make that super easy we've outlined the top Kirkland Signature wines to look for each month, based on the last couple years of history on when they appear. (Note that the timing below could change in the future and not all wines will be available in all stores.)
Recommended Wines That Are Almost Always Available
- Kirkland Signature Champagne
- Kirkland Signature Asolo Prosecco
- Kirkland Signature Prosecco Rosé
- Kirkland Signature Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
- Kirkland Signature Friuli Pinot Grigio
- Kirkland Signature Barolo
- Kirkland Signature Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
- Kirkland Signature Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
- Kirkland Signature Sancerre
- Kirkland Signature Sonoma Chardonnay
- Kirkland Signature Rioja Reserva
- Kirkland Signature K-Vine Cabernet Sauvignon
- Kirkland Signature Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
- Kirkland Signature Toscana
- Costco Wine Advent Calendar! (Not really Kirkland Signature but always highly anticipated.)
- Kirkland Signature Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
- Kirkland Signature Gigondas
- Kirkland Signature Tawny Port
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Answers to those questions out of the way, let's get to the wine, shall we? And don't forget to check out our larger Costco list that includes many of the other excellent wines you can find there besides these Kirkland Signature selections.
Read on for our picks for The Best Kirkland Signature Wines!
You really can't go wrong with this kind of quality at such a low price, we check out the latest vintage of the Kirkland Signature Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from Costco. Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington. The wine spends 16 months in American and … [Read more...]
After the big changes last year, Costco keeps the (very good) status quo for the latest vintage of the Kirkland Signature Brunello di Montalcino DOCG. Check out our full review below. 100% Sangiovese from Montalcino, Italy. The wine was aged for at least 2 years in oak … [Read more...]
The best value in all of the Costco Kirkland Signature wines? We check out the latest vintage of the Kirkland Signature Cotes du Rhone Villages. A blend of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre from Cotes du Rhone Villages, France. … [Read more...]
The Kirkland Signature Pinot Grigio from Costco, only $4.99 and packed with flavor. Pinot Grigio from Friuli Grave, Italy. … [Read more...]
We check out the latest vintage of the Kirkland Signature Toscana from Costco. The 2019 vintage does not specify the blend but I imagine it is similar to the 2018 which was 75% Sangiovese, 22% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon. It is from Tuscany, Italy. … [Read more...]
Napa on the cheap, we check out the latest vintage of the Kirkland Signature Napa Valley Red Blend from Costco. 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petite Sirah from Napa Valley, California. The wine is aged in oak for an … [Read more...]
The Kirkland Signature Series Columbia Valley Red Wine has a whole lot of good things going on! A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah from Columbia Valley, Washington. While this vintage doesn't note it, previous vintages have spent 15 months in French oak. … [Read more...]
A combination of factors make this wine seem almost too good to be true, the Kirkland Signature Chianti Classico Riserva from Costco. Sangiovese from Chianti Classico DOCG, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy. … [Read more...]
We check out a new entry into Charles Smith's K Vine line at Costco, the Kirkland Signature K-Vine Cabernet Sauvignon from the Wahluke Slope Vineyard. Cabernet Sauvignon from the Wahluke Slope Vineyard in Washington State. … [Read more...]
High quality for just 10 bucks, the Kirkland Signature Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from Costco. Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California. The wine is aged in a combination of American and French oak. … [Read more...]
$10 Single vineyard Chardonnay from a big name winemaker (Charles Smith), we check out the latest vintage of the Kirkland Signature K Vine Chardonnay. Chardonnay from the Evergreen Vineyard in Washington State. … [Read more...]
Revisiting this real deal Rioja Reserva aged 30 months in oak barrels, the Kirkland Signature Rioja Reserva. 100% Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain. The wine is aged 30 months in oak barrels and another 6 months in bottle before release. … [Read more...]
Checking out the latest vintage of a nice Napa Valley wine from Costco, the Kirkland Signature Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California. … [Read more...]
Costco's take on an iconic wine rarely found under $20, the Kirkland Signature Barolo DOCG. Plus we track down the true producer... Nebbiolo from Serralunga d'Alba, Piedmont, Italy. While we don't know the exact aging on this wine, the Barolo region requires 38 months of … [Read more...]
Quite a flavorful wine for just $10, the Kirkland Signature Sonoma County Old Vine Zinfandel from Costco. Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California. … [Read more...]
A big name at a low price thanks to Costco, the Kirkland Signature Series Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Napa Valley, California. … [Read more...]
A Bulk Buy rating on a summer staple, the Kirkland Signature Ti Point Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc from Costco. Sauvignon Blanc from Ti Point Vineyard in Marlborough, New Zealand. … [Read more...]
Quite the find at only $6.99, the Kirkland Signature Bordeaux Superieur. 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot from Bordeaux, France. It is aged in French oak for 12 months. … [Read more...]
A solidly satisfying Southern Rhone bargain from Costco, we check out the latest vintage of the Kirkland Signature Gigondas. 85% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre from Gigondas, Southern Rhone Valley, France. … [Read more...]
We check out the new vintage of this big time Burgundy at a bargain price, the Kirkland Signature Premier Cru Chablis. 100% Chardonnay from Burgundy, France. The wine sees no oak and is aged in stainless steel for 12 months. … [Read more...]
A budget friendly Napa Valley Cab, the Kirkland Signature Series Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon from Costco. Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California. … [Read more...]
Bulk Buy! The latest vintage of the Costco Kirkland Signature Malbec hits it out of the park once again. 100% Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina. The wine is aged for 12 months in French oak barrels, which is pretty amazing at this low price. … [Read more...]
Checking out the new Kirkland Signature Prosecco Rosé DOC bottling from Costco and whether it lives up to the high standard of the Asolo Prosecco. Extra Dry Prosecco rosé sparkling wine made with the Glera grape and 10-15% Pinot Noir from Veneto, Italy. … [Read more...]