A deliciously sweet and bubbly Bulk Buy, we review the new Kirkland Signature Moscato d'Asti. New Kirkland Signature wine alert! And this one is for the sweet wine lovers. … [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 California Cabernet Sauvignon Box Wine
- Kirkland Signature California Pinot Grigio Box Wine
- Kirkland Signature Malbec
- Kirkland Signature K-Vine Cabernet Sauvignon
- Costco Wine Advent Calendar! (Not really Kirkland Signature but always highly anticipated.)
- Kirkland Signature Brunello
- Kirkland Signature Napa Red Blend
- Kirkland Signature Cotes du Rhone Villages
- Kirkland Signature Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
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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...]
The Kirkland Signature Friuli Grave Pinot Grigio from Costco, still only $4.99 and packed with flavor. This might be the best vintage yet. Pinot Grigio from Friuli Grave, Italy. … [Read more...]
Costco's take on an iconic wine rarely found under $20, we review the latest vintage of the Kirkland Signature Barolo DOCG. Plus we once again track down the true producer behind the label. Nebbiolo from Serralunga d'Alba, Piedmont, Italy. While we don't know the exact … [Read more...]
Single vineyard Napa Cab well under $20 thanks to Costco! We review the latest vintage of the Kirkland Signature Suscol Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from the Suscol Vineyard in Napa Valley, California. … [Read more...]
The Kirkland Signature Series Columbia Valley Red Wine has a whole lot of good things going on! We review the latest vintage. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah from Columbia Valley, Washington. While this vintage doesn't note it, previous vintages have spent … [Read more...]
A high end wine now available under $20 thanks to Costco, we review the latest vintage of the Kirkland Signature Chateauneuf-du-Pape, as well as check out how a previous edition is holding up! A Southern Rhone blend of 70% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Cinsault and 10% … [Read more...]
Costco delivers yet again with this authentic (grand cru) Champagne at an unheard of price, the Kirkland Signature Champagne Brut. A blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier sparkling wine from the grand cru village of Verzenay in the Champagne region of France. … [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...]
This one never lasts long at Costco so stock up now! The highly refreshing and delicious Kirkland Signature Cotes de Provence Rosé is here. A rosé blend of 37% Grenache, 29% Cinsault, 10% Syrah, 7% Carignan, 7% Tibouren, 6% Vermentino and 4% Ugni Blanc wine from Cotes de … [Read more...]
A great example of the variety at a fabulous price, we review the latest vintage of the Kirkland Signature Carneros Pinot Noir from Costco. Pinot Noir from the Napa Valley side of Carneros in California. … [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...]
It's a new addition to the K Vine line at Costco - and a nice example of single vineyard Washington State Syrah for just 10 bucks. We review the Kirkland Signature K Vine Frenchman Hills Vineyard Syrah. This was a nice treat to see when we were perusing the wine aisle at … [Read more...]
A deliciously affordable bubbly bottle from Costco, the Kirkland Signature Asolo Prosecco Superiore DOCG. Prosecco sparkling wine made with the Glera grape from Asolo, Veneto, Italy. … [Read more...]
Checking out the latest vintage of this $10 single vineyard rosé from a big-name winemaker (Charles Smith), we review the Kirkland Signature K Vine Rosé from Costco. While the label on this vintage doesn't disclose the grape variety on this rosé from the Buckshot Vineyard … [Read more...]
Checking out a Costco boxed wine that is the equivalent of a $3.50 bottle, the Kirkland Signature California Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Sauvignon from California. … [Read more...]
Revisiting the latest vintage of 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...]
If you like your Chardonnay buttery and slightly sweet, this is the one for you. We review the latest vintage of the Kirkland Signature Sonoma Chardonnay from Costco. Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California. … [Read more...]
Even a price increase can't dampen our enthusiasm for this summer staple! We review the latest vintage of the Kirkland Signature Ti Point Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc from Costco to see if it still garners a Bulk Buy rating. Sauvignon Blanc from Ti Point Vineyard in … [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...]
Tart, sweet and dirt cheap! A refreshing take on Pinot Grigio in a convenient and highly economical 3L box. We review the Kirkland Signature California Pinot Grigio Box Wine from Costco. Pinot Grigio from California. … [Read more...]
A big name at a low price thanks to Costco, but does it still measure up? We review the latest vintage of the Kirkland Signature Series Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Napa Valley, California. … [Read more...]
Is it still quite the find at only $6.99? We check out the latest vintage of 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, now a Bulk Buy! 85% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre from Gigondas, Southern Rhone Valley, France. … [Read more...]
Pair it with a decadent dessert! We review the Kirkland Signature 10 Year Old Tawny Port. This Port is a blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roiz, Tinto Cao and Tinta Amarela from Portugal. It is aged in oak barrels (see more on that below). … [Read more...]
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...]