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2022 Kirkland Signature Cotes du Rhone Villages

2022 Kirkland Signature Cotes du Rhone Villages

The new Kirkland Cotes du Rhone Villages started hitting stores a couple weeks ago, right on schedule for an October release. We went to a few stores to track it down, but didn’t find it until the other day.

First thing we wanted to see is that nice $6.99 price tag continue with this next vintage. That remains about as low as you’ll see for a wine from this area, and even better for a highly drinkable one.

2022 Kirkland Signature Cotes du Rhone Villages

Over the years, our scores have wavered on this bottle, falling as low as 85 points in 2020, and then rebounding to 88 points last vintage. Here are our scores going all the way back to the 2015 vintage..

2015 87 points

2016 87 points

2017 88 points

2018 89 points

2019 89 points

2020 85 points

2021 88 points

As we get into the new 2022 vintage, this wine continues to be made by the same winemaker who has been making it for years, Patrick Lesec. And we found this latest release to most closely resemble the 2021.

2022 Kirkland Signature Cotes du Rhone Villages

In the glass it pours a medium ruby; earthy and spicy on the nose; flavors of dark fruit, blackberry, black cherry; toasty in the finish with more pepper and spice. Pleasant finish.

A few readers wrote in that they felt the new 2022 vintage was a little thin. The wine is medium bodied so feels lighter in the mouth, but it’s packed with pretty solid flavor. For those who liked the previous 2021 vintage, we think this will be right up your alley once again.

2022 Kirkland Signature Cotes du Rhone Villages

We had another Cotes du Rhone Village wine to taste alongside the Kirkland one. It was a 2021 vintage from Les Combelles, and we ended up preferring the Kirkland bottle. It was fresher with more spice and was more complex all around.

We remain impressed with this bottle, and the price is just ridiculous. Stock up for the winter months, and pair this wine with just about anything. Rating: 88 points

Costco item number: 887774

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

Alc. 14.5%

Tammy Jones

Monday 20th of November 2023

I bought a bottle this week and opened it last night. It's fizzy? I want to return it....


Monday 20th of November 2023

@Tammy Jones, don’t . Not fizzy. about $7 , come on! Wish I bought another case. My store is out.

Martin Basson

Saturday 18th of November 2023

Every year I wait for this wine to appear in South Florida. Can’t find a better wine at this price point, $7.39 down here. Will stock up before all of it disappears from stores as it is a favorite of the French Canadians who are down here for the winter….they know a good deal!


Thursday 16th of November 2023

Finally got my hands on this yesterday in Niles, IL. Had trouble finding elsewhere. It’s a cracking CDR for the money - very enjoyable. Going back for a few cases today.


Tuesday 14th of November 2023

just sooo good....bought 18 before it was gone...very happy with my stock...a little smaller now though....would easily have given it an 89...i think the very low price can alter our grading appreciation...right now as i sip ...could say 90....


Saturday 4th of November 2023

This couldn't have had much time in a barrel. Any idea if it had any? Regardless it's delicious and will be our house red for a while since we bought 2 cases.

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