Kirkland Signature

Mendoza Malbec

8.5518 ratings
8.310 pro ratings
Mendoza, Cuyo, Argentina
Malbec
Tomato-Based, Beef, Potato, Venison, White Rice, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Pasta, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
"Odedi"

Deep purple in color with a purplish rim.

Strong nose of blackberries, black currants, plums, barnyard, oak, vanilla, cloves, tobacco, coffee, spices, vegetables, earth, wet leaves, bitter herbs and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, blackberries, black currants, wood, bitter herbs, spices, green vegetables and peppercorn.

Medium on the finish with firm tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a simple Malbec from Mendoza. Not fully balanced with mild complexity and a harsh mouthfeel. A little bitter on the ending.

Would probably benefit from a year or two in the bottle. I usually prefer to let these young Malbecs open up for 3 hours, but I did not have that luxury this time.

Better with food than just by itself, and would pair well with BBQ Meats.

Grapes are grown at around 3,000 feet elevation, and aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

83 points.

$11.

Deep purple in color with a purplish rim.

Strong nose of blackberries, black currants, plums, barnyard, oak, vanilla, cloves, tobacco, coffee, spices, vegetables, earth, wet leaves, bitter herbs and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, blackberries, black currants, wood, bitter herbs, spices, green vegetables and peppercorn.

Medium on the finish with firm tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a simple Malbec from Mendoza. Not fully balanced with mild complexity and a harsh mouthfeel. A little bitter on the ending.

Would probably benefit from a year or two in the bottle. I usually prefer to let these young Malbecs open up for 3 hours, but I did not have that luxury this time.

Better with food than just by itself, and would pair well with BBQ Meats.

Grapes are grown at around 3,000 feet elevation, and aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

83 points.

$11.

Aug 7th, 2018
Emily Belcher

Fairly light in flavor, possibly because of higher regions. Oak characteristics, fairly strong legs, notes of raspberries, orange peel, and earthy components. Very smooth finish. Nice for a cheaper selection

Fairly light in flavor, possibly because of higher regions. Oak characteristics, fairly strong legs, notes of raspberries, orange peel, and earthy components. Very smooth finish. Nice for a cheaper selection

3 people found it helpfulJan 28th, 2016
Arlan Peters

My go-to Costco wine. Low acidity and mild dark fruits with enough earthiness to make more interesting than average $7 bottle of wine.

My go-to Costco wine. Low acidity and mild dark fruits with enough earthiness to make more interesting than average $7 bottle of wine.

1 person found it helpfulSep 17th, 2017
Brian Ager

Lovely nose of raisin and sweet tobacco once the wine is allowed to open up. However this wine is surprisingly thin and one dimension on the pallate with light flavors of grape jam which fade quickly. Definitely improves with time in the glass, but still the '15 is a disappointment when compared with the '14. Paired with BBQ chili and stuffed bell peppers! ($7) [8/29/2017]

Lovely nose of raisin and sweet tobacco once the wine is allowed to open up. However this wine is surprisingly thin and one dimension on the pallate with light flavors of grape jam which fade quickly. Definitely improves with time in the glass, but still the '15 is a disappointment when compared with the '14. Paired with BBQ chili and stuffed bell peppers! ($7) [8/29/2017]

1 person found it helpfulAug 29th, 2017
A Reeves

Smooth. Great every day wine. Deep color and flavor. Good w substantial foods or even w cheese and crackers.

Smooth. Great every day wine. Deep color and flavor. Good w substantial foods or even w cheese and crackers.

1 person found it helpfulAug 4th, 2017
Mike

Very good value wine. Less than $7! Nice fuitineess after it opens up a bit.

Very good value wine. Less than $7! Nice fuitineess after it opens up a bit.

1 person found it helpfulOct 9th, 2016
Brian Ager

This Malbec starts with aromas blueberry and baking spices. A tad harsh with reduction fault upon opening, it's worth noting that this wine actually greatly benefited from 30+ mins of decanting. After this it exhibited mild tannins, rich black fruit and a bit of vanilla on the off-dry pallate. Paired with, what else, some Game of Thrones. Overall, enjoyable and affordable! ($7) [6/6/16]

This Malbec starts with aromas blueberry and baking spices. A tad harsh with reduction fault upon opening, it's worth noting that this wine actually greatly benefited from 30+ mins of decanting. After this it exhibited mild tannins, rich black fruit and a bit of vanilla on the off-dry pallate. Paired with, what else, some Game of Thrones. Overall, enjoyable and affordable! ($7) [6/6/16]

1 person found it helpfulMar 26th, 2016
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

8.5

Dark fruit, dried leaf pile, vanilla. Oak was too prominent after opening up.

Dark fruit, dried leaf pile, vanilla. Oak was too prominent after opening up.

1 person found it helpfulSep 9th, 2015
Eric Hwang

Not bad for Costco. Aromas of cedar and vanilla with smooth flavors of black fruit.

Not bad for Costco. Aromas of cedar and vanilla with smooth flavors of black fruit.

1 person found it helpfulJan 15th, 2015
Rafal Zielinski

Very smooth, lacks strong flavour which I like so it's not a strong red wine

Very smooth, lacks strong flavour which I like so it's not a strong red wine

1 person found it helpfulOct 26th, 2014