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Kirkland Signature

Kirkland Signature
2022 Chardonnay, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .7%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$8
Best Buy

Kirkland Signature
2022 Chardonnay, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .7%
Light yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of apple sauce, honeycomb, butterscotch, and lemon oil with a medium body and a medium finish with shades of yellow apple, honeysuckle, and citrus. Competent wine making and a lovely everyday white blend with a hint of vegetal notes to pair with the first course.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: apple sauce, honeycomb, butterscotch, and lemon oil
Taste Flavor: yellow apple, honeysuckle, and citrus
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now
Recipes Pairing: Turkey, Roasted Chicken, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Competent wine making and a lovely everyday white blend with a hint of vegetal notes to pair with the first course.

The Retailer

Costco

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

Their Portfolio

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.
90 Kirkland Signature 2020 Premiere Cru, Chablis 13% (France) $17.00.
92 Kirkland Signature 2020 Gigondas 15% (France) $13.00.
92 Kirkland Signature 2020 Cuvee Du Terroir Des Papes, Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Rouge 15.5% (France) $13.00.
93 Kirkland Signature 2016 Gran Reserva, Ribera Del Duero 15% (Spain) $13.00.
93 Kirkland Signature 2019 Barolo DOCG 13.5% (Italy) $19.00.
90 Kirkland Signature 2020 Chianti Riserva DOCG 13.5% (Italy) $8.00.
91 Kirkland Signature 2018 Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 14.5% (Italy) $19.00.
93 Kirkland Signature 2022 Rosé, Prosecco DOC 11% (Italy) $7.00.
91 Kirkland Signature 2022 Moscato d’Asti DOCG 5% (Italy) $7.00.
93 Kirkland Signature 2022 Rosé, Côtes De Provence 13% (France) $7.00.
90 Kirkland Signature 2021 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 15% (France) $19.00.
88 Kirkland Signature 2021 Red Blend, Columbia Valley 14.9% (USA) $16.00.
88 Kirkland Signature 2022 Pinot Grigio, Friuli DOC 12.5% (Italy) $4.00.
91 Kirkland Signature 2019 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 14% (Italy) $20.00.
91 Kirkland Signature 2020 Toscana IGP 14% (Italy) $13.00.
87 Kirkland Signature 2020 Signature Series, Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville, Napa Valley 14% (USA) $19.00.
86 Kirkland Signature 2020 Suscol Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $17.00.
88 Kirkland Signature 2021 Signature Series, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $18.00.
88 Kirkland Signature 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14% (USA) $14.00.
88 Kirkland Signature 2021 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 14% (USA) $12.00.
93 Kirkland Signature 2021 Red Blend, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $10.00.
88 Kirkland Signature 2022 Pinot Grigio, California 11.5% (USA) $12.00.
88 Kirkland Signature 2022 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13% (USA) $13.00.
93 Kirkland Signature 2022 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 13.5% (USA) $12.00.
88 Kirkland Signature 2021 Pinot Noir, Carneros, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $9.00.
94 Kirkland Signature 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley 14% (USA) $9.00.
88 Kirkland Signature 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley 14.5% (USA) $8.00.
87 Kirkland Signature 2022 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13% (USA) $8.00.
87 Kirkland Signature 2022 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $8.00.
92 Kirkland Signature 2022 Côtes-Du-Rhône Villages Rouge 14.5% (France) $6.00.
94 Kirkland Signature 2022 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough 12.5% (New Zealand) $7.00.
BR Kirkland Signature 2021 Malbec, Mendoza 14% (Argentina) $6.00. - Bronze Medal
88 Kirkland Signature Mimosa 6% (USA) $.00.
90 Kirkland Signature 2022 Rosé, Glera, Prosecco DOC 11% (Italy) $7.00.
87 Kirkland Signature 2022 Moscato d’Asti DOCG 5% (Italy) $7.00.
87 Kirkland Signature Golden Margarita 12.7% (USA) $9.00.
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.

Chardonnay

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Chardonnay is arguably the world’s most famous white variety, thanks to its success in France’s Burgundy region as well as throughout much of California. Chardonnay on its own has rather straightforward, pleasant aromas of apple and pear, but when aged (and sometimes fermented) in small oak barrels, the wines take on extra richness as well as notes of toasted almond, vanilla and yeast.

The most renowned examples of Chardonnay are from small villages and vineyards in Burgundy, such as Chassagne-Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault. These wines are very powerful with ample spicy notes and very good acidity; they age very well, sometimes as long as 20-25 years. Another part of Burgundy, Chablis, is home to more restrained style of Chardonnay. Certain areas of California, especially Russian River Valley in Sonoma and Santa Barbara County are also home to many distinguished examples of Chardonnay, with those from the latter region often displaying tropical fruit flavors.

Given that most Chardonnnays are aged in small oak barrels, there has been a movement as of late to give consumers a mored delicate style of Chardonnay, without all the spicy and toasty flavors. Thus there are now many producers that produce non-oak aged Chardonnays; this has been seen from many producers from Australia as well as a few in California as well.

Chardonnay, especially oak-aged versions, are quite rich and need seafood of equal richness at the dinner table. Thus lobster, halibut and swordfish are ideal food pairings.