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2021 Kirkland Signature Chateauneuf du Pape

2021 Kirkland Signature Chateauneuf du Pape

We were thrilled to find the new Kirkland Chateauneuf a full month earlier than in years past. Rumblings began a few weeks ago among readers who had found it, and thankfully it hit our stores this past weekend.

A few things to note, starting with the price, staying steady at $19.99. We would have almost bet anything this one was going up especially since it has crept up to $21.99 in previous vintages.

2021 Kirkland Signature Chateauneuf du Pape

At $20, this remains about the lowest price Chateauneuf you can find. We love the fact that the Kirkland brand brings in these wines from premier regions at reasonable prices since normally they are priced 2X or 3X more than this, making them less attractive to many wine buyers.

Here’s a look back at of our historical ratings for the Kirkland Signature Chateauneuf du Pape, which is a favorite wine in the Kirkland portfolio.

2020 90 points

2019 88 points

2018 90 Points

2016 90 Points

2015 89 Points

2014 88 Points

2013 93 Points

2012 91 Points

2011 92 Points

2010 91 Points

2009 91 Points

The varietal breakdown remains the exact same for the past four vintages now, coming in at 70% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 10% Cinsault. Our tasting notes are similar to the prior 2020 vintage, and the 2018 before that. And our scores will reflect as much.

Medium ruby in color, nice expressive nose of earth, herbs and dark fruit; medium body with good acidity; flavors of dark fruit, blackberry, plum and some dark chocolate; pepper and spice in the finish that lingers quite nicely.

2021 Kirkland Signature Chateauneuf du Pape

We remain big fans of this wine, and it is a serious score at Costco for only $20. We bought three bottles on our initial trip but would like to cellar a couple, so might have to pick up more.

This is one of the Kirkland offerings that can move pretty fast. We love having Chateauneuf on hand all season of the year, so stock up if you feel so inclined, particularly if you’ve enjoyed this wine in the past. Rating: 90 points (a Costco Wine Top Pick)

Costco item number: 777662

Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA (Kennesaw, GA)

Alc. 15%


Wednesday 14th of June 2023

Has anyone found this in SoCal yet?


Wednesday 21st of June 2023


San Diego, Mission Valley had a few cases left as of last week. Hope you find some!

Michael Smith

Thursday 25th of May 2023

I bought a bottle last week before seeing this review. Opened tonight and tasted after being open for an hour. This wine is fruit forward and a wee bit tannic and really needs some cellar time. My plan is to buy at least 6 bottles and put down in the cellar for a few years, then try again. This is an excellent CdP for the price!


Wednesday 24th of May 2023

Found this in Spartanburg SC a few weeks back, bought four and finally opened one. The Mrs. and I thought this year's was delicious, much better than the recent Gigondas. Next time we hit Costco will grab more, if there are any left.


Sunday 18th of June 2023

@Doug, Got six more in Greenville, SC yesterday (6/17). Agree with M Smith below; will put 3 or 4 in the 2028 box and see them again in 5 years. Having another tonight with a rib eye, grrrrr yum.

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