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2022 Kirkland Signature Cotes De Provence Rose

2022 Kirkland Signature Cotes De Provence Rose

Seeing this in Costco so early made us do a double take.  We’ve complained before that Costco was bringing this beloved rosé into stores in the middle of summer, and we wanted to start enjoying it in the springtime too.

The previous two vintages of this bottle, we didn’t see it until July.  And it didn’t sell through as fast as in year’s past, at least around the Atlanta area, so maybe they thought an earlier start would help clear the inventory.

2022 Kirkland Signature Cotes De Provence Rose

Works for us.  So does the price decrease we found with this 2022 bottle, down to $7.99, from $8.59 and $8.69 over the past few years. We’ll take it, and that is a screaming bargain for quality Rosé from Cotes De Provence.

Our ratings over the years have really been consistent, not breaking an 89 or 90 in either direction.

2016 90 points

2017 90 points

2018 89 points

2019 89 points

2020 90 points

2021 90 points

And that’s not going to change with this new vintage.  It’s exactly what lovers of this bottle have come to enjoy.

Nice strawberry, peach flavors with a little orange creamsicle twisted in; light to medium in body; crisp and refreshing; just what you want in rosé, and pairs nice with warm weather, but can go with about anything.

2022 Kirkland Signature Cotes De Provence Rose

The varietal blend is slightly different than the previous 2021 vintage, and mirrors a little more closely to the 2020 at 37% Grenache, 29% Cinsault, 10% Syrah, 6% Vermentino, 7% Carignan, 7% Tibouren, and 4% Ugni Blanc. No Mourvèdre this time. Brought Tibouren back in.

At $8 this is definitely a buy, and one to watch as the inventory can run quick and it can disappear from shelves.  We bought 5 to have on hand, as this is a poolside, lakeside favorite as the warmer months come upon us. Rating: 89 points

Costco item number: 1133993

Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA (Kennesaw)

Alc. 13%


Monday 29th of May 2023

I was glad to see this wine show up recently in our western WA store (too often, wines reviewed on this blog never appear here).

But my wife and I had a very strange experience with this wine. We bought two bottles out of the same case, and the two tasted quite different. The first bottle we opened was quite astringent and decidedly unpleasant, so I opened the second bottle to see if it was the same. No! The second bottle was, in every respect, a very pleasant, crisp rosé as described in the review above. But tasting the two bottles side-by-side, they simply did not taste like the same wine.

So that experience, together with JJ's May 10 report, makes me wonder about the quality control on this bottling. We'll try a couple more bottles before we give up, but I'm not going all-in on a case just yet.

Tony Souza

Thursday 25th of May 2023

Just showed in Hawaii too. We are already hot here and doing summer meals and salads so this should be a nice change from all the other KS/Costco wines. I just wish more of the items reviewed in this blog would make it out here. I'm always envious of friends on the Mainland getting so many options. Our distributors seem to bring in the same old stuff so the mix doesnt change much. Good for repeating on the winners but a bit boring. Eagerly waiting on the KS Chablis.


Wednesday 24th of May 2023

Do not over-chill the Cotes de Provence. It will lose its softness and fruity flavor.


Wednesday 10th of May 2023

This Rose has been my perfect go-to warm weather wine for a couple of years now but I have to say that the 2022 bottle really disappointed. It had an odd, slightly fruity sweetness that I didn’t care for at all. To me, quite different from previous years. I am glad that I didn’t buy a case so I’m not out much.

John R Hill

Sunday 7th of May 2023

Just checked in with my Warrenton, OR Costco and they have 500 bottles of the rose in stock. I think that will be enough. I am going to grab a case or two. What's better than $8 bottle of Rose? A case for $96 out the door as Oregon has no sales tax! My wife, daughter and two DIL are all of the "Rose all day" persuasion.


Wednesday 10th of May 2023

@John R Hill,

Amen brother! :-)

I will be stocking up for an upcoming beach trip where "Rosé all day" is the mantra!

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