2011 Kirkland Signature Cotes du Rhone Villages
I just realized this Rhone bottle from Kirkland was a Villages, which is even better. At $6.99 this is the steal of all steals for readers who enjoy their Rhone reds.
It’s signature Rhone all around, with the depth and richness I would expect from a bottle that cost at least twice as much. As regular readers know, I love these wines, and truly believe they offer some of the best bang for the buck in the entire world of wine. Here’s a perfect entry point for any doubters.
This wine is comprised of the classic Rhone varietals, Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre, and they come together beautifully. Nose is spicy, earthy, and then just massive fruit on the palate. Jammy dark fruit, blackberry, blueberry, a touch of chocolate, maybe some red licorice; which leads into the clean, slightly spicy finish. Here’s your everyday red wine. Stock up. It’s a bargain at this price. And a good BBQ wine for the summer.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 89 Points
Costco item number: 887774