Kirkland Signature Cotes du Rhone Villages review

22 04 2012

Today we review a 2010 Cotes du Rhone from Kirkland Signature (Costco’s brand) which sells for the low price of $7.

I am a fan of the Kirkland label — many times, I have been astounded by the quality of the products carrying this simple all-capital-letters logo.  And that includes wine.

In this case, the dark purple juice that flows into your glass looks beautiful and has a nice subtle aroma of red fruits and flowers.  The taste is certainly not terrible — yes, it’s a little too sweet, and yes it’s very simple, but these things can be forgiven at $7.   What kills it for me is that it sort of tastes like Welch’s grape juice.  Just a little weird, just a little “off.”  Unfortunately, this bargain-priced Costco red is:

Not recommended.




4 responses

5 05 2012

Kirkland Cote Du Rhone Villages I just sampled compares well to many $16 Rhones I have been buying over the last 6 months.

8 05 2012
John N.

I completely disagree with the comparison to welches grape juice and completly agree eith the reply. This wine easily is comparable to rhone valley wines with 50%+ higher prices! I am stocking up!

12 05 2012

I tried this the other night. The first pour from the bottle was unpleasant, tasting strange and very tannic. However, after about 20 minutes of air, it was much better, and after being uncorked for an hour it improved immensely. I reckon you may have gotten a bad bottle

23 04 2013

I completely disagree with the original “not recommended”.
Itay not be as “complex” as some wines…but, to me it is almost like drinking a Merlot with a slight additional taste of a sweeter berry.
If you’re a wine snob…maybe you won’t like it. But, as someone who feels I have a pretty good neutral pallet, who has had plenty of really good wines like a 1976 Bordeaux…it isn’t that…it’s totally different but really enjoyable. I aerated with the rabbit aerator. For $6.89…you absolutely can’t go wrong

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