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Kirkland Signature

Kirkland Signature
2020 Malbec, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14% RS: .305%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$6
Best Buy
'2022 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $8 and Under'

Kirkland Signature
2020 Malbec, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14% RS: .305%
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of smoky cedar plank, vanilla caramel, mocha frappachino, and stewed fruit with a satiny, crisp, dry medium-to-full body and a tingling, complex, medium-long finish with notes of blackberry, black cassis, and saddle leather with well-integrated, medium, earthy tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. Cozy up with a bottle at your favorite Argentinean or Brazilian steakhouse and suddenly everything makes sense.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: smoky cedar plank, vanilla caramel, mocha frappachino, and stewed fruit
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of blackberry, black cassis, and saddle leather
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Cozy up with a bottle at your favorite Argentinean or Brazilian steakhouse and suddenly everything makes sense.

The Retailer

Costco

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

Their Portfolio

94 Kirkland Signature Tequila Añejo 40% (Mexico) $19.99.
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% (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.
89 Kirkland Signature - K Vine 2019 Evergreen Vineyard, Chardonnay, Washington 14% (USA) $9.00.

Malbec

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
While Malbec is historically known as a red Bordeaux variety, it is Argentina that has given this grape its new found popularity. Bright purple in color with ripe plum and black cherry fruit with moderate acidity, Malbec from Argentina has become the people’s choice among moderately priced red wines ($12-$16 a bottle in domestic markets).

Along with the plum and black cherry flavors, there are notes of pepper, black spice, and, in a few examples, a note of tobacco. Most versions from Argentina are made for consumption upon release or within the first two years after the vintage date; however, a few producers make long-lived offerings of Malbec from older vineyards that retail for $40 or more.

Malbec can work with a humble array of foods such as empanadas, hamburgers or grilled chicken or even roast meats or lighter game.