Here’s a perfect spring wine, especially if you’re stuck at home and plan on firing up the grill. This bottle is perfect to pair with grilled meats, BBQ ribs, pulled pork, etc. We enjoyed it with a nice pork tenderloin on the Big Green Egg.
It’s been a little while since we reviewed this bottle, the last review being of the 2015 vintage that we rated 90 points.
I don’t think the new 2017 vintage is far behind, and we are happy to see the price stay consistent at $9.99. If you like juicy reds and are looking for value under $10, here’s a good pick for you.
The wine pours a medium purple in the glass and you can almost see a finger through it; nose of baking spice, clove, nutmeg; medium plus in body with the jammy, grape jelly and spicy fruit you expect from a big Zin.
There’s a touch of vanilla in the finish leaving a lingering taste like you’ve just taken a bite of a blueberry cream pie.
Enjoy another great Kirkland wine find.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 88 points
Costco item number: 908097
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA
Alc. 15.5% (yes, pretty high; can you taste it? Maybe a bit at first if you’re looking for it)