I finally found it at my Costco – the Kirkland Rioja that so many readers have been raving about. I’m a little late to the ball game on this one, and several readers have posted tasting notes on this wine in the comments sections of our other reviews. And I’m thrilled to finally be able to chime in on the dialogue and we can use this post to discuss the wine further in the comments below.
The beauty here, in my opinion, is really that this wine cost only $6.99 at Costco, and at that price it’s an insanely good deal. This is a real Rioja (Rioja cork), and it’s big, juicy, loaded with flavor, even aged a bit so it’s soft and fluffy in the mouth – clearly a wine that you would pay at least double this price for. Earthy and oaky on the nose; red cherry, licorice and strawberry flavors, followed by a touch of that signature Rioja vanilla and then finishing spicy and herbal with a lingering rosemary note.
It’s hard to believe that this wine is only $6.99. No wonder everyone has been writing in about buying this by the case. This is a case buy wine that red wine fans will adore. I’ll be going back for more, and am hoping it doesn’t disappear too fast.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 88 Points
Costco item number: 917056
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA (Kennesaw)