2013 Kirkland Signature Sonoma County Old Vine Zinfandel
It’s been a long time since I’ve reviewed a Zin. I apologize for the gap as I’m just now noticing it. Plus a few readers asked if I could take a look at the Kirkland Sonoma Zin, which I was able to find on my next trip to Costco for $9.99.
We enjoyed this wine under the most perfect of circumstances – a beautiful Atlanta evening, about 70 degrees and with the grill going. We tried three different kinds of sausage with grilled onions and an assortment of vegetables. It was not only a great meal, but one that was made better by this Zin that I think is a perfect spring BBQ wine.
Pours a dark purple with a nose that jumps out of the glass with notable pepper and spice box aromas to a degree it almost makes you sneeze. That spice comes back in the finish but in between you have a succulent, fruit packed, jammy, and all together nice wine. I was really impressed at this price point.
Definitely one to seek out that should be fairly easy to find. I’d buy a couple.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 87 Points
Costco item number: 908097
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA (Cumberland)