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.
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.
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.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 89 points
Costco item number: 908097
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA (Kennesaw)
Alc. 15% (was 15.5% last year)