Sunday, September 24, 2017

Kirkland Signature Cotes du Rhone Villages 2016

Kirkland Signature Cotes du Rhone is back at Costco.  Because I always like this wine, I have written about several previous vintages on this blog.  In the past I have written about the Cotes du Rhone region, about the winemaker Patrick Lesec, and about the meaning of the villages classification of a cotes du Rhone wine.  Those posts are available in the blog archives on this page.  I write today, not to relay new information as much as to alert you that the wine is back at Costco.

This wine is again a blend of Syrah, Grenache and Mouvedre and it has 14% alcohol.  There are ripe fruit flavors and oak that does not overpower the fruit.

This is one of the most consistently good wines at Costco and it is the benchmark I use to judge all other Cotes du Rhone wines.

SC Wine Joe rating = 89 points