Full Review

Kirkland Signature

Kirkland Signature
2019 Red Blend, Toscano IGT

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Tuscany Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$14
Best Buy

Kirkland Signature
2019 Red Blend, Toscano IGT

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Tuscany Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14%
Light garnet color. Aromas and flavors of ripe red cherry, vine ripened tomato, italian garden herb blend, and candied strawberry with a satiny, crisp, dry medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish that presents suggestions of ripe and sweet tomatoes, red currant, leather, and barnyard, cherry and sweet basil, and earl grey tea with earthy, medium tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. The wine in the wicker basket at your neighborhood red sauce joint is much improved; if you questioned grabbing that second bottle, this wine is worth it, treat yourself.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: ripe red cherry, vine ripened tomato, italian garden herb blend, and candied strawberry
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of ripe and sweet tomatoes, red currant, leather, and barnyard, cherry and sweet basil, and earl grey tea
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Ribs, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: The wine in the wicker basket at your neighborhood red sauce joint is much improved; if you questioned grabbing that second bottle, this wine is worth it, treat yourself.

The Retailer

Costco

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

Their Portfolio

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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% (Scotland) $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.
93 Kirkland Signature 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville, Napa Valley 14.9% (USA) $18.00.
95 Kirkland Signature 2018 Suscol Vista Single Vineyard , Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $16.00.
93 Kirkland Signature 2019 Pinot Noir, Carneros, Napa Valley 14% (USA) $9.00.
94 Kirkland Signature 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley 14.5% (USA) $8.00.
88 Kirkland Signature 2018 Alexander Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County 14% (USA) $9.00.
91 Kirkland Signature 2019 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 14% (USA) $12.00.
89 Kirkland Signature 2019 Red Blend, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $10.00.
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.
90 Kirkland Signature Black Cherry Fruit-Flavored Hard Seltzer 5% (USA)
86 Kirkland Signature Grapefruit Fruit-Flavored Hard Seltzer 5% (USA)
91 Kirkland Signature Mango Fruit-Flavored Hard Seltzer 5% (USA)
92 Kirkland Signature Lime Fruit-Flavored Hard Seltzer 5% (USA)
93 Kirkland Signature 2015 Gran Reserva, Ribera Del Duero 15% (Spain) $14.00.
87 Kirkland Signature Grapefruit Fruit-Flavored Hard Seltzer 5% (USA)
90 Kirkland Signature 2021 Sparkling Rosé, Prosecco DOC 11% (Italy) $6.00.
92 Kirkland Signature 2018 Barolo DOCG 14% (Italy) $19.00.
92 Kirkland Signature 2019 Riserva, Chianti Classico DOCG 13.5% (Italy) $8.00.
94 Kirkland Signature 2017 Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 14.5% (Italy) $14.00.
92 Kirkland Signature Irish Cream Liqueur 17% (Ireland) $16.00.
88 Kirkland Signature 2019 Old Vine, Zinfandel, Sonoma County 14.5% (USA) $9.00.
94 Kirkland Signature 2019 Signature Series, Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $19.00.
95 Kirkland Signature 2019 Suscol Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $17.00.
87 Kirkland Signature 2020 Pinot Noir, Carneros, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $9.00.
90 Kirkland Signature 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley 14.5% (USA) $8.00.
89 Kirkland Signature 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley 14% (USA) $9.00.
94 Kirkland Signature 2020 Red Blend, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $10.00.
92 Kirkland Signature 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $14.00.
93 Kirkland Signature 2020 Côtes-Du-Rhône Villages Rouge 14.5% (France) $6.00.
85 Kirkland Signature 2021 Pinot Grigio, California 11% (USA) $12.00.
92 Kirkland Signature 2020 Malbec, Mendoza 14% (Argentina) $6.00.
93 Kirkland Signature 2021 TI Point, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough 12.5% (New Zealand) $6.00.
88 Kirkland Signature Spiced Rum 46% (USA) $13.00.
91 Kirkland Signature 6 Year Old Oak Cask Aged Blended Canadian Whisky 40% (Canada) $18.00.
88 Kirkland Signature Silver Tequila 40% (Mexico) $22.00.
91 Kirkland Signature Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 46% (USA) $19.00.
91 Kirkland Signature Bottled In Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 50% (USA) $24.00.
92 Kirkland Signature Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 60% (USA) $29.00.
93 Kirkland Signature 2019 St. Julien 14% (France) $18.00.
90 Kirkland Signature 2019 Grand Vin De Bordeaux Red Blend, Bordeaux Supèrieur 14% (France) $6.00.
93 Kirkland Signature 2019 Red Blend, Toscano IGT 14% (Italy) $14.00.
92 Kirkland Signature 2020 Red Blend, Columbia Valley 14.7% (USA) $16.00.
88 Kirkland Signature - K Vine 2020 Buckshot Vineyard Rosé, Washington 12% (USA) $9.00.
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Tuscany Other Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Other notable reds from Tuscany include Carmignano and Bolgheri.

Carmignano is produced in the eponymous district east of Florence. This is made primarily from Sangiovese, the most widely planted variety in Tuscany as well as a bit of Cabernet Sauvignon (10-20%). While Cabernet Sauvignon is allowed in other red wines of Tuscany, such as Chianti Classico, it is mandated in the final blend of Carmignano.

Carmignano is now a DOCG wine; there are still some DOC wines called Carmignano, but they are rosé and white.

There are various styles of red Carmignano, ranging from easy-drinking reds that are meant for enjoyment within five years or Riserva Carmignano that can drink for ten to fifteen years. Pair the lighter versions with pastas with bolognese sauce or poultry, while the reserves are ideal with most red meats, wild game or aged cheeses.

Bolgheri red wines are made primarily from Bordeaux varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc; sometimes Sangiovese is used in the blend. These wines are from the eponymous district in the province of Livorno, near the Tyrrhenian Sea, on Tuscany's west coast.

As these are made with Bordeaux varieties, these wines are meant to age, some as long as 40-50 years. The two most famous examples of Bolgheri are Sassicaia and Ornellaia.

Pair these wines with steaks, most red meats, hearty game and aged cheeses (especially Parmigiano-Reggiano).