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Kirkland Signature

Kirkland Signature
2019 Red Blend, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Red Varietal Blend

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$10
Best Buy
'2021 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 Red Wine $10 and Under' Exceptional Value

Kirkland Signature
2019 Red Blend, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Red Varietal Blend

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
Garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of blackberry, sage, bell pepper relish, and dates with a tannic, lively, dry full body and a warming, complex, very long finish with notes of black currant, green peppercorn, caraway, and mexican hot chocolate with woody, well-integrated tannins and heavy oak flavor. A firm and full Cabernet with balance and a strong finish.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: New World
Aroma Aroma: blackberry, sage, bell pepper relish, and dates
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of black currant, green peppercorn, caraway, and mexican hot chocolate
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 firm and full Cabernet with balance and a strong finish.

The Retailer

Costco

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

Their Portfolio

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91 Kirkland Signature 2013 Brunello di Montalcino 14% (Italy) $26.99.
93 Kirkland Signature 2012 Gran Reserva, Ribera del Duero 15% (Spain) $13.99.
92 Kirkland Signature 2016 Chablis Premier Cru 13% (France) $17.99.
91 Kirkland Signature 2015 Estate Bottled & Cellared, Toscana Rosso IGT 13.5% (Italy) $13.99.
89 Kirkland Signature NV Asolo-Prosecco Superiore DOCG 11% (Italy) $6.99.
85 Kirkland Signature Blanco Tequila 40% (Mexico) $19.99.
88 Kirkland Signature Spiced Rum 46% (USA) $14.99.
85 Kirkland Signature 2018 Kirkland Signature, Pinot Grigio, California 12% (USA) $7.99.
90 Kirkland Signature 2018 Kirkland Signature, Chardonnay, California 14.5% (USA) $7.99.
90 Kirkland Signature 2017 Kirkland Signature, Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley 14.5% (USA) $8.99.
92 Kirkland Signature NV Asolo Prosecco Superiore DOCG 11% (Italy) $6.99.
92 Kirkland Signature 2018 Pinot Grigio, Friuli Grave DOC 12.5% (Italy) $5.99.
88 Kirkland Signature 2018 Rosé, Côtes de Provence 12.5% (France) $8.88.
87 Kirkland Signature 2016 Gigondas 14.5% (France) $14.99.
86 Kirkland Signature 2016 Grand Vin de Bordeaux, Bordeaux Supèrieur 13.5% (France) $7.89.
92 Kirkland Signature Traditional Holiday Egg Nog Liqueur 14.75% (USA) $9.99.
94 Kirkland Signature RTD Golden Margarita 12.7% (USA) $8.99.
85 Kirkland Signature 2019 Rosé, Côtes de Provence 12.5% (France) $9.99.
93 Kirkland Signature 2018 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 14% (USA) $12.00.
91 Kirkland Signature 2018 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 13.9% (USA) $12.00.
90 Kirkland Signature 2018 Pinot Noir, Carneros 14% (USA) $9.00.
89 Kirkland Signature NV Brut, Champagne 12% (France) $19.00.
88 Kirkland Signature 2019 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 14.5% (USA) $12.00.
87 Kirkland Signature 2020 Rosé, Prosecco DOC 11% (Italy) $6.00.
92 Kirkland Signature 2020 Rosé, Côtes de Provence 13% (France) $9.00.
89 Kirkland Signature 2019 Sancerre 13% (France) $15.00.
89 Kirkland Signature 2018 Gigondas 15% (France) $14.00.
87 Kirkland Signature 2018 Bordeaux Supèrieur 14.5% (France) $7.00.
93 Kirkland Signature 2018 Chablis Premier Cru 13.5% (France) $19.00.
92 Kirkland Signature 2019 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 15.5% (France) $19.00.
86 Kirkland Signature 2014 Gran Reserva, Ribera Del Duero 15% (Spain) $13.00.
93 Kirkland Signature 2015 Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 14% (Italy) $26.00.
90 Kirkland Signature 2020 Pinot Grigio, Friuli 12.5% (Italy) $5.00.
89 Kirkland Signature Vodka 40% (France) $18.00.
89 Kirkland Signature 12 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky 40% (France) $34.00.
92 Kirkland Signature 2017 Barolo DOCG 14% (Italy) $19.00.
94 Kirkland Signature 2016 Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 14.5% (Italy) $19.99.
90 Kirkland Signature 2018 Riserva, Chianti Classico DOCG 13.5% (Italy) $8.00.
90 Kirkland Signature 2020 Rosé, Prosecco DOC 11% (Italy) $6.99.
89 Kirkland Signature 2018 Red Wine, Toscana IGP 13.5% (Italy) $14.00.
93 Kirkland Signature 2018 Old Vine, Zinfandel, Sonoma County 15% (USA) $9.00.
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93 Kirkland Signature 2019 Pinot Noir, Carneros, Napa Valley 14% (USA) $9.00.
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92 Kirkland Signature 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $18.00.
87 Kirkland Signature 2020 California, Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13% (USA) $12.00.
86 Kirkland Signature 2020 California, Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $11.00.
86 Kirkland Signature 2020 California, Pinot Grigio, California 12% (USA) $11.00.
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Bordeaux Red Varietal Blend

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
The greatness of red wines from France's Bordeaux region can be largely attributed to the art of blending. There are five red varieties that can be used in a Bordeaux red: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec (this last is rarely seen anymore in Bordeaux).

The reason for blending several grapes to craft the final wine is for greater complexity as well as elegance. Each grape has various characteristics and can attribute special qualities to the final wine. Cabernet Sauvignon is powerful and tannins, while Merlot has lighter tannins, while Cabernet Franc has a spicy, peppery quality to it. Blending these grapes together will round out all of these qualities; sort of a "the whole is greater than the sum of the parts" rationale.

This principal of blending is used in many regions besides Bordeaux, especially in California, were the blends are often given proprietary names, like Opus One, Insignia, and Quintessa. US blends of Bordeaux varietals may also be labeled, in addition to their proprietary name, by the designation of Meritage if they are approved and licensed by the Meritage Alliance.

Blending in Bordeaux is common not only on the prestigious wines from historic estates that cost hundreds of dollars per bottle, but also on the lighter-styled wines that are priced in the mid-teens. Aging potential can often be directly linked to the price of the wine, from three to five years to three to five decades.

Pair these wines with most red meats, games or roasts.