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Kirkland Signature

Kirkland Signature
2016 Gigondas

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Rhône Gigondas

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 14.5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14.99
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Kirkland Signature
2016 Gigondas

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Rhône Gigondas

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 14.5%
Dusty deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of sour cherries, sautéed mushrooms, dried violets, duck rillettes, and carrots with cumin with a lightly tannic, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, delightful, medium-long finish displaying suggestions of gherkins, lingonberry preserves, and dark chocolate with light oak flavor. A spicy Gigondas that will pair effortlessly; drink now through 2030.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: sour cherries, sautéed mushrooms, dried violets, duck rillettes, and carrots with cumin
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of gherkins, lingonberry preserves, and dark chocolate
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A spicy Gigondas that will pair effortlessly; drink now through 2030.

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Rhone Gigondas

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Gigondas, produced in the southern Rhône valley, is a brawny red wine made primarily from Grenache and Syrah, which ripens to higher levels of alcohol in the warm climate of the region. Gigondas makes for an attractive muscular contrast to more elegantly styled Châteauneuf du Pape, produced from nearby vineyards, and can have the structure to age for a decade or more.


There are examples of rosé Gigondas, but the overwhelming production is red. These wines are best paired with robust fare such as casseroles, game birds or barbecued beef.