Front label of the 2021 Kirkland Signature Côtes de Provence Rosé, Provence, France   ($7.99 @Costco in California – Item #1133993) 

Pour. Sip. Repeat. A Refreshing High QPR Rosé from Costco

Fast Facts:

  • 2022 Kirkland Signature Côtes de Provence Rosé, Provence, France   ($7.99 @Costco in California – Item #1133993) 

Another nice price discount from Costco – the 2019 vintage of this wine was $9.99.  A 20% reduction in price, in an era of inflation, is as refreshing as this wine is.

But don’t wait if you are thinking about stocking up on this beauty for summer.  Two things I have noticed lately at my local Costco: one, the wine set is noticeably smaller and two, these Kirkland Signature bottlings seem to be flying off the shelves.  We had planned to purchase and review the KS Rioja after some of you reported seeing it in stores and by the time we went to purchase some bottles, there were none to be had.  We shall seek solace here with this beauty…

For my tastes, the best rosés come from Provence. They are dry, restrained and totally refreshing. Problem is, they can be expensive. It is rare to find one for under $10. Heck, it can be difficult to find one for under $20!

A couple of important caveats apply.  You can find cheaper ones that are not from the current vintage. But rosés are not built to be aged.  So if it doesn’t come from the most recent vintage (in the case of the northern hemisphere, that would be 2022) then proceed with caution. And if it comes from the southern hemisphere and it says 2022, understand that makes the wine six months older still. In other words, a 2021 rose from Australia, say, is two years old.

The other important caveat is that the normal rules of the wine market don’t apply as uniformly when we are talking about wines from Costco. As the largest wine retailer in the world, Costco breaks all the rules that it can bend.  This means your wine dollar gets stretched, in a good way.

The blend is largely similar to past vintages, but it has been tweaked to be of 37% Grenache, 29% Cinsault, 10% Syrah, 7% Carignan, 7% Tibouren, 6% Vermentino and 4% Ugni Blanc.

Best of all, this wine is as good as past vintages, but it is being sold a the lower price we have ever seen for this wine.  Have we wet yer whistle?


Bottle and glass of the 2021 Kirkland Signature Côtes de Provence Rosé, Provence, France   ($7.99 @Costco in California – Item #1133993) 
Bottle and glass of the 2021 Kirkland Signature Côtes de Provence Rosé. Giddy up and get some…

Tasting Notes:

In the glass, the wine pours a pale copper/salmon color with nice clarity.  There are notes of roses, strawberries and red raspberries on the nose. In the mouth it’s all strawberry rhubarb pie and hints of the aforementioned fruits plus citrus and rosehips. It also has a bit of minerality and salinity that makes for nice palate cleansing.  Clean, crisp and dry – this is a wine that begs for summertime, when the living is easy!


Store display of the 2021 Kirkland Signature Côtes de Provence Rosé, Provence, France   ($7.99 @Costco in California – Item #1133993) 
Store display of the 2021 Kirkland Signature Côtes de Provence Rosé, Provence, France.  Stacked high and sure to fly.


Provençal wine comes from the French wine-producing region of Provence in southeast France. It’s there in the blue shaded region below:

Wine Map of France
A map of the incredible wine diversity to be found by exploring France.


Wine as been made in this region for at least 2,600 years. Today the region is known predominantly for its rosé wines, which account for more than half of the production of Provençal wine, with red wine accounting for about a third of the region’s production. The Côtes de Provence (which translates to: the hills of Provence) is the largest AOC followed by the Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence.

If this missive finds the temperatures warm where you are, be sure to put a good chill in this bottle of rosé.  Relaxing with a tall pour. Repeat. It will be just the ticket to keeping your cool.


Need More Wine Picks from Costco – or Trader Joe’s Even?

If your wine shopping excursions land you in Costco, prepare by grazing our most recent reviews of Costco wines here in our Lucky 13 list.

And if your shopping finds you at Trader Joe’s, you can find our Lucky 13 list of TJ’s wine here.

Stay safe and healthy everyone!



4 thoughts on “Pour. Sip. Repeat. A Refreshing High QPR Rosé from Costco

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