2006 Kirkland Meritage
Just like almost everything at Costco, this bottle from Costco's Kirkland brand is a fantastic bargain. It's not an over the top amazing Meritage for that matter, but for only $10, it's right at the top of its class.
Comprised of 69% Merlot, 29% Cabernet and 2% Cab Franc, it's the signature Bordeaux varietals wrapped up in an incredibly inexpensive package that creates a fantastic go-to bottle for almost any occasion. It took a little while to open up but developed into a nice black cherry, fruity and slightly spicy red with a perfect touch of oak for an all around pretty polished wine for the price. You could toss this bottle into a blind tastings and really catch some people off guard.
I've been meaning to try more of these Kirkland bottles and this one definitely peaked my interest.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 87 Points