Last Friday, Pete Martin(@PeteMartinUP) wrote a column in the Greenville News Magazine Section about great wines at bargain prices. One of the wines he mentioned was the Kirkland Signature Chardonnay. Since the 2012 version of this wine is now available and since this has always been one of my favorite bargain wines, I thought that this would be a great time to review the current release.
I have previously stated that I am not a fan of heavy oak, buttery chardonnay. On the other hand, chardonnays fermented only in stainless steel are often taste like lemons to me. I most like a chardonnay that has been aged in neutral, older oak. The Kirkland Sonoma County Chardonnay always fits in this middle ground. I think the current version is even more fruit flavored with less oak than last year and to me, that makes it better.
This wine is still $6.99 at Costco and I am a happy camper!