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2019 Kirkland Signature Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

2019 Kirkland Signature Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

Here’s an exciting new addition to the Kirkland wine family, and we were pumped when readers told us this one had started to appear in their stores, and we were finally able to find it near us.

This is a Chianti Classico Gran Selezione, which is the top of classification scale for Chianti, above Riserva. The designation means this wine is made from the estate’s top grapes and aged for 30 months compared to 12 months for Chianti Classico and 24 months for Chianti Classico Riserva.

2019 Kirkland Signature Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

Costco’s price is right on at $17.99. Most other bottles with this same designation are $35 and up. This is some amazing juice for under $20, making this bottle a very welcome addition to Kirkland’s wines. Let’s get into it.

The wine is a deep ruby in the glass with nice earthy aromas and dried dark fruit. In the mouth are flavors of blackberry, blueberry and plum that really come together beautifully; light mouthfeel; has a little of that cigar box and black pepper into the perfect finish, fresh acidity and nice depth. A beauty.

2019 Kirkland Signature Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

The wine is produced by Basilica Caffaggio who has distributed some of their other entry level wines in Costco in the past. In clicking around to research their other Gran Selezione wines, the prices are at least double what this bottle is selling for at Costco.

We had high hopes for this wine, and we’re happy to report that it lives up to them. This is a great bottle to have around for the holidays. Pair it with any food, and anyone. We hope Costco continues to bring in future vintages of this exciting new wine. Cheers.

CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 93 points (a Costco Wine Top Pick)

Costco item number: 1714095

Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA (Kennesaw)

Alc. 14%

Sage

Thursday 28th of December 2023

Price dropped to $15.99 at the Papillion NE store…

Ted Ryan

Friday 22nd of December 2023

I just got back from 3 weeks in Tuscany where I spent many pleasurable days drinking great Chianti’s. I went to my Scottsdale Costco and was elated to find it was still in stock. I bought a case. It is a great wine from a great region. When you factor in the price at $17.99 you have one of the better wine values I have seen from Costco for a very long time. As an example, Tenuta di Nozzole Riserva has reappeared on the Costco shelves. It is also good (unusual nose for a chianti, tho). They are similar in price, but get the Gran Selezione. I may go back for more!

Kevin Mahon

Wednesday 20th of December 2023

Another example of very limited availability. I would suggest you check in with the customer service desk to check availability before creating demand that cannot be fulfilled. My Costco received zero allocation

Patrick O'Leary

Saturday 16th of December 2023

Almost broke our wine opener getting the cork out. The Kirkland Chianti Classico has more taste at half the price

billr

Friday 15th of December 2023

absolutely agree - price - value - point on.