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Kirkland Signature

Kirkland Signature
2015 Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Rouge

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Turkey

Category: Rhône Red Côtes du Rhône

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 14%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$6.99
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Kirkland Signature
2015 Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Rouge

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Turkey

Category: Rhône Red Côtes du Rhône

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 14%
Dark garnet color. Dusty aromas and flavors of chocolate and vanilla nuts, spiced cherries and blueberries, baklava, and lemon-lavender relish with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish with impressions of pencil shavings and cranberry relish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A nice supple French red for everyday pleasure.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity & Savory
Aroma Aroma: chocolate and vanilla nuts, spiced cherries and blueberries, baklava, and lemon-lavender relish
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of pencil shavings and cranberry relish
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Short Ribs, Turkey Meatballs, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice supple French red for everyday pleasure.

The Producer

Mach Flynt Inc.

The Producer
1020 Pujo Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
USA
1 337-794-0572

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Rhone Red Cotes du Rhone

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Côtes-du-Rhône is produced in red and white versions; the red being far more popular and better known. These are blends of several grapes, most often Grenache and Syrah with other varieties including Mourvedre and Carignan. Medium-bodied, they have red cherry and berry fruit, slight spice and woodsy flavors, good acidity and moderate tannins. These are made in a style to be consumed from three to seven years. although a few of the best can drink well for a decade.

Much like their red siblings, Côtes-du-Rhône whites are a great value, with many wines at or under $20 to be found. They must be made from at least 80% of the allowed Rhone white grapes: Clairette, Grenache blanc, Marsanne, Roussanne, Bourboulenc, and Viognier and make ideal summer quaffers.

White wines from this area can vary enormously in quality and typicity from thin and watery to juicy and ripe. The best producers, however, will make wines that are rich and ripe. Côtes-du-Rhône is almost always drinkable upon release and requires no further cellaring.