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Kirkland Signature

Kirkland Signature
2020 Côtes-Du-Rhône Villages Rouge

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Rhône Red Côtes du Rhône

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: 1.00%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$6
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Kirkland Signature
2020 Côtes-Du-Rhône Villages Rouge

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Rhône Red Côtes du Rhône

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: 1.00%
Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of strawberries, blackberry and loganberry, baking spice and black olive, and slightly singed black tea with a velvety, bright, dry medium-to-full body and a warming, involved, medium-long finish imparting notes of blackberry and olive tapenade, five spice, fig, and clove and cinnamon spice with medium, well-integrated tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. Notes of fruit and earthy flavors on the palate combined with a well balanced body make this an ideal pairing for lamb or a fancy grilled burger.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: strawberries, blackberry and loganberry, baking spice and black olive, and slightly singed black tea
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of blackberry and olive tapenade, five spice, fig, and clove and cinnamon spice
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Notes of fruit and earthy flavors on the palate combined with a well balanced body make this an ideal pairing for lamb or a fancy grilled burger.

The Retailer

Costco

The Retailer
500 Redwood Blvd. Ste 200
Novato, CA 94947
USA
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Their Portfolio

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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.
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87 Kirkland Signature Grapefruit Fruit-Flavored Hard Seltzer 5% (USA)
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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.
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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.
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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.