2011 Kirkland Signature Sonoma Chardonnay
A pretty middle of the road wine, but not a bad value at only $6.99, especially if you’re looking for an everyday white to accompany dinner. It’s been a while since we’ve reviewed one of these Kirkland Chardonnay (last vintage was 2008) and I was hoping for maybe a bit more. But then again…$6.99…
This is more of a fruity Chardonnay, which I typically prefer, but it seemed a little caught in the middle of what it wanted to be. The nose kicks off tropical fruit and glides you in with some pear, grapefruit and lemon, but towards the finish the fruit collides with a bit of vanilla, butter and oak and it didn’t pull through for me.
With the right meal, I can drink this no problem. On its own, its flaws become more noticeable. I’d pay a dollar or two more for a different bottle.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 85 Points
Costco item number: 514007