2012 Kirkland Signature Series Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
It was a pleasant surprise to come across this bottle from Costco’s Kirkland label. They’ve really expanded their reach to include a wider selection of wines from numerous prestigious wine growing areas around the globe. So I would advise to take note on your next trip to Costco. You might be surprised what you find.
I’ve had a few readers write in recently who are finding incredible value in many of these Kirkland wines (the Rioja is one I’m looking for), and I have to agree 100%. If you find a Kirkland wine from an area you like, you can be almost certain the wine will offer a decent bang for the buck.
I love Oregon and Washington Pinots and hold a special place for them in my wine repertoire having developed much of my love for wine during my time spent living in the Northwest. And I learned it’s hard to find good Pinot under $15. I did find this one to be a good offering though, priced at $14.99. Most others in this price range don’t offer this balance and smoothness.
Floral nose, aromas of red fruit and pepper; nice mouthfeel and good fruit on the palate, more red fruit, strawberry, spicy cherry, touch of leather and hints of oak. Again, well balanced. Very food friendly wine. Finishes rich and clean, no sourness.
This is a great buy for Pinot fans.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 89 Points
Costco item number: 975274
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA