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Kirkland Signature

Kirkland Signature
2018 Red Wine, Toscana IGP

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tuscany Super Tuscan

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14
Best Buy

Kirkland Signature
2018 Red Wine, Toscana IGP

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tuscany Super Tuscan

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5%
Dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate covered cherries, fresh rosemary, espresso, and incense with a lightly tannic, dry medium-to-full body and a warming, intricate, long finish manifesting notes of cranberries, blackberry, black licorice, and tart cherry with well-integrated, firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. A complex Super Tuscan of strength and finesse; will develop further in bottle.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Old World & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: chocolate covered cherries, fresh rosemary, espresso, and incense
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of cranberries, blackberry, black licorice, and tart cherry
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A complex Super Tuscan of strength and finesse; will develop further in bottle.

The Retailer

Costco

The Retailer
500 Redwood Blvd. Ste 200
Novato, CA 94947
USA
1 415-382-6754

Their Portfolio

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Tuscany Super Tuscan

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Super Tuscan is a term used to describe a costly red wines from Tuscany that usually contains international varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc or Syrah. These wines are almost always red wines that do not conform to specific Tuscan wine laws; a 100% Merlot from Tuscany would be a Super Tuscan, for example. The current designation for these wines in Italy is IGT, meaning Indicazione Geografica Tipica.

The term was coined in the 1970s, as some of these wines were starting to emerge from Tuscany. The word super refers both to the quality - generally, this is the most expensive red wine a Tuscan producer will make - as well as the price, which is often very high, due to limited quality and believed quality.

Basically a Super Tuscan is a bit of an experiment; some of these trials work, as with Solaia from Antinori (primarily Cabernet Sauvignon with some Sangiovese), while others have not stood the test of time.