As far as summertime Rosé goes, the Kirkland Cotes de Provence Rosé for $10 remains my top choice and I’ve still seen a few cases of it lingering around in Costco stores around the Atlanta area which is a surprise. It’s typically one of the fastest moving Kirkland bottles of the year.
I thought it might be fun to try this bottle which is slightly more expensive but still reasonable at $14 in case we need a good rosé for the remainder of the hot months.
I did a little digging because I wanted to find the varietal breakdown and the back of the label doesn’t say much. It turns out the wine consists of 70% Grenache, and 30% Cinsault.
In the glass the wine pours a medium salmon color with strawberry aromas on the nose; in the mouth more strawberry, orange peel and grapefruit; it definitely had some acidic grapefruit to it which was different, and I kind of liked it; tasty finish that has a touch of orange creamsicle.
There’s lots to like here and this is a great alternative if your Costco has sold through the Kirkland Rosé. Cool bottle design too with a glass enclosure that makes it easy to re-seal. Although on a hot day, I have feeling this one will go down fast enough there won’t be a need to re-seal anything.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 89 points
Costco item number: 1233501
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA (Kennesaw)
Tuesday 21st of July 2020
Speaking of a great Rose' I just had the Rodney Strong Rose' of Pinot (item#1238375) and really enjoyed it. I'm in Arizona and I have found that most of your recommendations are rarely at my Costco's so you may not have this at yours. It was priced at $13.99 and had a $4.00 discount which got me to give it a try. This is now my new favorite Rose' I did find your recommendation of the Kirkland Rose' and really enjoyed it too! Thanks for your reviews!
Wednesday 22nd of July 2020
Thanks Mark, I’ve never tried to Rodney Strong Pinot Rose. I’ll be on the lookout for it around here.
Wednesday 15th of July 2020
"Although on a hot day, I have feeling this one will go down fast enough there won’t be a need to re-seal anything." True dat!