Two Kirkland Wines at Costco

This post we review two Kirkland wines at Costco. Both are red wines, one from the Columbia Valley in Washington and the other from the Rioja region of Spain. What a contrast in reds! Before I get to those two wine reviews, I must bring up the class action suit against BevMo.

BevMo 5 Cent Sale News – Class action

On Tuesday, I received an email from BevMo about a possible settlement against BevMo and their 5 Cent Sale. Apparently, between October 21, 2005 and Feb 9, 2010 they were said to be misleading the consumer in the 5 Cent Sale ads. If this settlement is approved, you might be getting some one-dollar coupons in an email. If you received this same email as I did, you therefore purchased 5 Cent Sale wine during this time and your email on record at BevMo is correct. If you did not get this email settlement information and did purchase 5 Cent wines during this time period, BevMo may have an email address for you that you no longer use. Call BevMo at 1.877.77BEVMO or go to the BevMo Website. If this settlement is approved, we will get a one-dollar discount coupon for each two-bottle set purchased. Wow! I think I have a ton of one-dollar coupons coming to me.

Kirkland columbia valley red

Kirkland Signature Columbia Valley Red 2012

Kirkland Signature Columbia Valley Red 2012 – $14.99 rebate

The suggested price for the Kirkland Signature Series Columbia Valley Red 2012 is $18.99 but last week Costco offered a $4 instant rebate. The winemaker behind this wine is the well-respected Gilles Nicault, who is based in Walla Walla, Washington. The fruit was sourced, according to the label, from selected vineyards in the Columbia Valley. No percentages are given with this blend but it has Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Cab Franc, and Malbec. The wine was aged for 15 months in French oak barrels. This wine grew on me as I tasted it over my dinner hour. What I love about this wine is its complexity. It has layer after layer of flavors to bring pleasure to the senses. This is a full-flavored wine. I suggest aerating this wine; it will certainly benefit. What started out for me as 88-Point wine ended up as a 90-Point wine and very much a Good Buy.

Kirkland Rioja

Kirkland Rioja – 100% Tempranillo

Kirkland Signature Rioja Reserva 2009 – $6.99

The Kirkland Signature Rioja Reserva is 100% Tempranillo and a much lighter style wine than the Columbia Valley Red above. By the designation of Reserva, this Rioja wine must be aged for three years, out of which at least one year is to be spent in oak. This Rioja is more an everyday good wine, food friendly, and enjoyable. I thought it lacked depth and a good finish. At the price of $6.99 one can certainly not go wrong with this, unless you must have your wines big and fruit forward. 87 Points and Worth a Try.

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