- 2020 Kirkland Signature K Vine Rosé of Syrah, Buckshot Vineyard, Washington State, USA ($9.99 @Costco in California – Item #1462888)
At last, Costco’s much-hyped, highly anticipated K Vine series are arriving in stores. The first one to land in my local Costco is this lovely rosé. Created in collaboration with the “rock star of Washington wine” Charles Smith, the new 2020 Kirkland Signature K Vine single-vineyard rosé is not only affordable at $9.99, but it tastes great, and promises that it is “made with zero chemicals, no cultured yeasts, and nothing coming from a laboratory.”
Costco’s new Syrah rosé was created at Buckshot Vineyard in Washington state by Smith, the only winemaker to have been named Winemaker of the Year by both Food & Wine magazine (2009) and Wine Enthusiast (2014). In addition to this rosé, there are reports that a 2019 Kirkland Signature K Vine Chardonnay (also available for $9.99 a bottle) is also starting to show up in stores. And there are promises of a Cabernet Sauvignon to follow. Keep your eyes open readers, and by all means let us know if you find these and if you liked them.
Pours a lovely salmon color with nice clarity. Syrah drives the nose with hints of strawberry, cherry and bubblegum. Crisp fruit flavors of tart strawberries, watermelon, lime zest and papaya. Finishes short. Nothing terribly complex here, but a satisfying sipper with relatively low alcohol at 12%. Dangerously good, but not *too* dangerous. Would pair nicely with appetizers or grilled salmon, and sitting outdoors on the first warm days of Spring. (Those days are coming people, keep the faith!)
Bottom line is: we liked this wine. The label, well, not so much.
This is not the first rosé we have reviewed under the Kirkland Signature banner. You can find our prior review here, and see what well-designed, traditional wine label looks like. That said, Charles Smith has made his personal brand about being anything but traditional. We reviewed his 2016 Boom Boom Syrah, also from Costco. Same label designer perhaps?
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.
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