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Special Report on the New Kirkland K Vine Rosé and Chardonnay

This was exciting to find on my latest trip to Costco – the debut of the Kirkland Signature K Vine wines. These wines were first mentioned in an article that appeared in the Costco Connection magazine, featuring a Q and A with winemaker Charles Smith, who is behind these new offerings. Charles Smith, as many …

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2019 Kirkland Signature Russian River Pinot Noir

It’s been a little while since we last reviewed the Kirkland Russian River Pinot Noir.  I apologize for that; I really can’t believe it’s been about a year and a half and perhaps we missed a vintage or two. This wine has always been pretty middle of the road for me; maybe that’s why I …

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2018 Kirkland Signature Bordeaux Superieur

The Bordeaux Superieur has never been one of our favorite Kirkland bottles. In the past we’ve found it drinkable and semi-fair for its super low $7.99 price tag, but not really a wine that we would label “enjoyable” or one that we would stock up on. With the new 2018 vintage, the price stays the …

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2018 Kirkland Signature Series Premier Cru Chablis

There’s good news and bad news with the latest vintage of this Kirkland bottle. We’ll start with the bad news, the price going up $2 to $19.99. In the last vintage we reviewed, the 2016, it was priced at $17.99. Even at $17.99, we enjoyed, but weren’t in love with, that vintage. The good news …

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2018 Kirkland Signature Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

We have had a nice a string of reviews of tasty Kirkland wines, and here’s another one to add the list to look for on your next Costco trip. Kirkland (value) plus Columbia Valley (quality) generally flashes a buy signal.  This wine debuted last year in the 2017 vintage and it was a winner, as …

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2018 Kirkland Signature Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

It’s nice to see this one back on Costco shelves. It was hinted at being out there in a recent Wall Street Journal article about Costco Wine (here it is, subscription required). So that sent me into my Costco on the lookout. Kirkland’s Rutherford offerings used to be just a Meritage blend, which we enjoyed …

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2014 Kirkland Signature Ribera del Duero Gran Reserva

It’s nice walking down the aisle and catching a glimpse of those signature blue and silver rings that grace the neck of the Kirkland Ribera del Duero. This is still a young addition in the Kirkland wine family, and it can prove to be fairly elusive too, as demonstrated by the fact that we either …

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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 …

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2015 Kirkland Signature Series Brunello di Montalcino

The Kirkland Brunello is a welcome find when it hits Costco shelves, and it’s always nice to see the price stay consistent from the prior vintage at $26.99.  Like the Kirkland Chateauneuf-du-pape and Kirkland Barolo (both priced just a little lower), this bottle offers access to one of the top wine regions in the world …

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2017 Kirkland Signature Chianti Classico Riserva

And…we have another popular Kirkland bottle hitting store shelves in a brand vintage: the dependable, but not unbelievable, Kirkland Chianti Riserva. The Kirkland Chianti is one of those mid-pack Kirkland wines that are priced right, they’re ok for an average meal or pizza night, but they just leave a little to be desired. Similar to …

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2018 Kirkland Signature Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

Year in and year out, the Kirkland Stags Leap Cabernet is a reader favorite, and one of mine as well. The first thing to note as the new vintage hits stores is the price which has stayed the same from the 2017 vintage. It was starting to creep up a couple bucks every year, so …

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2018 Kirkland Signature Carneros Pinot Noir

It’s always nice to see the Kirkland Carneros Pinot arrive in Costco stores, and most importantly, to see the price tag continue to stay at $9.99, which is almost impossible to match for other wines from this premier region. We’ve always really enjoyed this Kirkland offering, rating the 2016 vintage 89 points, and the 2017 …

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