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2019 Kirkland Signature Cotes du Rhone Villages

2019 Kirkland Signature Cotes du Rhone Villages

Well, I finally found it. I heard from readers all over the country that the new 2019 Kirkland Cotes du Rhone Villages was out there, but it didn’t show up in Atlanta area stores until recently.

My first question for readers who found it: did the price stay the same at $6.99? The answer thankfully was yes. Next, is it as good as year’s past, and most readers thought so. Myself agreed.

Kirkland Cotes du Rhone

This puts the bottle at a price point that is flat out ridiculous for a wine from this region, and once I cracked it open, I was again impressed at the quality that they packed into a wine priced this low.

Granted this year, the wine tasted really young. Each vintage is generally young upon arrival, but this one tasted like it more than others. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to buy a case (price would only be $84) and sit on it for a year. If you can…that is.

If not, you’ll do just fine drinking it now too as I imagine most people will. This bottle is a classic Rhone GSM blend (Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre) once again produced by famed Rhone winemaker Patrick Lesec.

Our ratings on this bottle have been steadily climbing but that might level off this year:

2015 87 points

2016 87 points

2017 88 points

2018 89 points

Kirkland Cotes du Rhone

In the glass the wine pours a medium ruby, with dried dark fruit and a little jam on the nose; it is medium plus in body and in the mouth has a nice combo of red and dark fruit. The wine is young and juicy, acidic with a good dose of pepper and spice into the finish.

This is a very nice Cotes du Rhone Villages this year at what remains an unbeatable price, and just flat out a reason alone to have a Costco membership.

Taste one and see what you think. If you like the young and juicy fruit forwardness, this will be on point. If it’s a little much, a year or two might really help this one settle down. Rating: 89 points

Costco item number: 887774

Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA (Kennesaw)

Alc. 14.5% (up .5% from prior vintage)

Mike kacher

Saturday 28th of November 2020

You must have gotten this late. I’ve gone through a few cases. Good stuff. I. New to your blog but I seem to share your palate.

Double Magnum

Saturday 28th of November 2020

I so agree with you. I wrote a brief review on Cellar Tracker a few weeks ago and I also noticed its youth, both on palate and nose. But I've had a few bottles from Patrick Lesec over the years (his CdP is lovely) and I think this wine will age nicely over a handful of years. I invite you to follow me on IG: @doublemagnum


Saturday 28th of November 2020

Thanks for the note. Just followed you.

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