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2018 Kirkland Signature Sonoma County Old Vine Zinfandel

2018 Kirkland Signature Sonoma County Old Vine Zinfandel

This is always a popular Kirkland bottle among readers, and a wine we generally have enjoyed as well. It’s arriving a little late this year at least in the stores around us. It usually comes in around spring time according to our tracking.

The price has stayed consistent at $9.99 which is great news. This is the same price the wine cost in its 2013 vintage that we first reviewed back in 2016.

Kirkland Zinfandel

Speaking of those past vintages, here are the ones that we’ve tasted and reviewed.

2017 – 88 points

2015 – 90 points

2013 – 87 points

Nice scores all around for this wine, and it remains a favorite for only $10. Suckling likes this bottle too giving the 2018 vintage 92 points and the prior 2017 vintage 91 points.

Tasting the new 2018, the wine pours a medium to deep purple in the glass with jammy dark fruit on the nose; it is medium plus in body and feels great in the mouth. Flavors of blackberry jam, blueberry, and a touch of anise and mocha; balanced acidity and a great peppery finish.

Kirkland Zinfandel

This is definitely one of the better vintages of this wine that we’ve tasted and we’re big fans. A perfect choice for fall grilling. Rating: 89 points

Costco item number: 908097

Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA (Kennesaw)

Alc. 15% (was 15.5% last year)


Saturday 23rd of October 2021

Does anyone know when the 2019 will be sold? We purchased a bunch of the 2018 last year and are almost out. It seems to appear in Ohio in the fall time frame.


Saturday 2nd of October 2021

Ifyou notice there is an asterick * on the top right of the price sheet for the wine. That means it is disconrtinued and will dissappear when stock runs out.

Maria Jette

Saturday 2nd of October 2021

Alas! I recall my disappointment with that 15.5% ABV last year, and 15% is still just too damn high for me to deal with. At 5’3” and 125# (10# higher than my wardrobe and I prefer), 2 glasses leave me uncomfortably inebriated. It’s a drag, as I love Zinfandel! I did recently come across some Oak Ridge (Lodi) zin (not at Costco) which I’ve really enjoyed. It’s 14% —as high as I’m comfortable going. I wish Costco’s would come down a percentage point.

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