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)
Friday 25th of March 2016
Hi, I need your help please!! I'm having wedding 150 people. I want to have red and white wine, but I have no idea which wine is good at a good price from Costco. Please help wedding is April 9th 2916
Sunday 27th of March 2016
Hi Jessica, and thanks for writing in. I think getting your wine at Costco for a wedding is a great idea and I've had several people write in to ask my thoughts in the past. It gets a little tricky only because the selection at different Costco stores will vary across the country. So I'd hate to give you a list of wines and then have you be unable to find any of them at your store. But here's an article I wrote for TheDailyMeal.com with some good shopping tips to helps you find some good deals: http://www.thedailymeal.com/drink/8-secrets-scoring-wine-deals-costco After reading that, I would print out this list of our Top Picks: http://costcowineblog.com/tag/top-pick/ We update this list with the best buys that we find so you could use this as a guide to see which of these wines are carried at your store. One red wine that jumps off this list immediately is the Kirkland Rioja for $6.99: http://costcowineblog.com/2010-kirkland-signature-rioja-reserva/ Great buy. There are many others on the list. I'm sure you'll be able to find some of them. Hope that helps, and thanks for reading the site. Andrew
Sunday 20th of March 2016
I totally agree a nice everyday drinkable wine and at $9.99!a bottle , even BetterI live in jersey and my Costco in Wayne NJ does have a nice selection of wines. But I took your advice, while in Charlotte NC stopped in a local Costco and was impressed with there selection of wines and several wines is had never seen before at my Costco. And yes there was the old vine zin Kirkland on display
Sunday 20th of March 2016
Cool, great to hear.
Saturday 19th of March 2016
Sampled this one from our local Costco here in Iowa, and I agree with this review. A fine, well-balanced wine with nice notes of berry fruit, subtle oak, and a long finish. I found it hard to believe that the alcohol % was so high (15.3%!) Not a bit of heat or heaviness that sometimes accompanies zinfandels with this high alcohol level. I bought 6 bottles at this price. A perfect grilling/stew/pasta with red sauce wine at a great price. Looks like a good supply on hand at our store, too.