Kirkland Signature

Côtes du Rhône Villages Red Rhone Blend

8.471 ratings
8.92 pro ratings
Côtes du Rhône Villages, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Red Rhone Blend
Top Notes For
Isaac Pirolo

This was a big surprise. Transitions significantly over a few hours. Opens with lavender and leather, with some beautifully weaved in brett. Quickly moves into blackberry, incense, and chalky/clay minerality. Later pivots to a more broad floral style, Luden's, and bitter dark chocolate.

This was a big surprise. Transitions significantly over a few hours. Opens with lavender and leather, with some beautifully weaved in brett. Quickly moves into blackberry, incense, and chalky/clay minerality. Later pivots to a more broad floral style, Luden's, and bitter dark chocolate.

3 people found it helpfulJul 19th, 2016
Philip Ariza

tastes and smells like a Cotes du Rhone. Lacks the nuance and complexity but for $7 hits it mark.

tastes and smells like a Cotes du Rhone. Lacks the nuance and complexity but for $7 hits it mark.

1 person found it helpfulSep 3rd, 2016
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

8.8

A little light this vintage but still good. Gets much better with air.

A little light this vintage but still good. Gets much better with air.

Jul 11th, 2016
Ken Z
8.4

Drank 8/12/17 with Chicken Marsala. PNP.

Saw this at Costco for around 7$, so thought id give it a whirl.

Light nose of sour cherry and undergrowth. Palate of moderate overripe red fruit, with sweet cherry, forrest floor, and medium drying tannins. Moderate length. Gets a little better with half an hour of air, not bad, but nothing impressive either. Drinks a little hot.

2/18/6/4/4 + 50 = 84 pts

Drank 8/12/17 with Chicken Marsala. PNP.

Saw this at Costco for around 7$, so thought id give it a whirl.

Light nose of sour cherry and undergrowth. Palate of moderate overripe red fruit, with sweet cherry, forrest floor, and medium drying tannins. Moderate length. Gets a little better with half an hour of air, not bad, but nothing impressive either. Drinks a little hot.

2/18/6/4/4 + 50 = 84 pts

Aug 13th, 2017
Trey Treeful

I liked more than E did - Costco

I liked more than E did - Costco

May 21st, 2017
Stephanie

Opened at home. Didn't really like. Dry and maybe a tad bitter

Opened at home. Didn't really like. Dry and maybe a tad bitter

Feb 23rd, 2017
Christopher Flann

Tastes like a passable cotes du Rhone for not a lot of money, under $7. Definitely not the best cotes du Rhone wine but I've had, but possibly the best value.

Tastes like a passable cotes du Rhone for not a lot of money, under $7. Definitely not the best cotes du Rhone wine but I've had, but possibly the best value.

Feb 14th, 2017
Michael Dow

$7 at costco. Peppery smoke and fruit forward nose. Let this one breathe for 10-20 minutes, the body comes through to be a bit cherry and earthy. Would be a good wine with a chocolate dessert

$7 at costco. Peppery smoke and fruit forward nose. Let this one breathe for 10-20 minutes, the body comes through to be a bit cherry and earthy. Would be a good wine with a chocolate dessert

Feb 11th, 2017
Eric Godin

My first rhone/GSM blend.
A vibrant dark red with a nose of a little smoke, dried strawberry and a whiff of wet wood. It was tough to pick out individual smells with this one.
On the palette you get juice box for the first few seconds and then it quickly moves to dusty rocky earthiness. Well balanced, but the earthiness is distracting. There should be something a little more there. Good value.

My first rhone/GSM blend.
A vibrant dark red with a nose of a little smoke, dried strawberry and a whiff of wet wood. It was tough to pick out individual smells with this one.
On the palette you get juice box for the first few seconds and then it quickly moves to dusty rocky earthiness. Well balanced, but the earthiness is distracting. There should be something a little more there. Good value.

Feb 5th, 2017
Jay Svoboda

Yes, I may have made a trip to Costco recently. This GSM is, for one, very young. It's not overly diverse on the nose - mostly black fruits (including grapes) with a whiff of smoke - but the palette is, after a juicy burst, almost all earth. The tannins are also bold, and even with some time to breathe really don't subside (it is a 2015, after all). Still, for a bargain price you can't help but appreciate some of the finer nuances this wine, as earthy and tannic as it is, has to offer.

Yes, I may have made a trip to Costco recently. This GSM is, for one, very young. It's not overly diverse on the nose - mostly black fruits (including grapes) with a whiff of smoke - but the palette is, after a juicy burst, almost all earth. The tannins are also bold, and even with some time to breathe really don't subside (it is a 2015, after all). Still, for a bargain price you can't help but appreciate some of the finer nuances this wine, as earthy and tannic as it is, has to offer.

Feb 4th, 2017