Kirkland Signature

Mendoza Malbec

8.657 ratings
8.53 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
Jesse Pender

Assistant Winemaker Delicato Family Vineyards

8.4

No idea how this got the 90 points they are advertising. Good but not great wine.

No idea how this got the 90 points they are advertising. Good but not great wine.

Dec 15th, 2018
"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.

2 people found it helpfulAug 7th, 2018
Jeremiah

Cherry pits, orange peels, robust, bold

Cherry pits, orange peels, robust, bold

Mar 30th, 2019
David Todd

Not mad at it

Not mad at it

Mar 14th, 2019
Sarah Keller

Light for a malbec and paired well with deer backstrap. Fairly smooth and dry. Tasty for the $7 price. New house wine?

Light for a malbec and paired well with deer backstrap. Fairly smooth and dry. Tasty for the $7 price. New house wine?

Mar 11th, 2019
Paul B.

Not offensive...or particularly interesting. Dark purple with a thin but bright light purple rim. Short but drinkable at my sisters house in vt.

Not offensive...or particularly interesting. Dark purple with a thin but bright light purple rim. Short but drinkable at my sisters house in vt.

Mar 9th, 2019
Brian Kostreba

From the Malbecs I tasted from France, US, and Argentina this was very exceptional. And of course the price was right.

From the Malbecs I tasted from France, US, and Argentina this was very exceptional. And of course the price was right.

Feb 22nd, 2019
AnissaS

It has a smooth finish. I can taste cherry notes, and the blackberry hidden in the mix. Not bad for a wine under $10.

It has a smooth finish. I can taste cherry notes, and the blackberry hidden in the mix. Not bad for a wine under $10.

Feb 22nd, 2019
Joel Gladd

It’s a tad one dimensional and largely serves as a vehicle for oak, but it’s still a great companion to steak and fine on its own. Dark fruit, almost plummy, with currants and smoky cedar on the finish. Low acids, eminently quaffable.

It’s a tad one dimensional and largely serves as a vehicle for oak, but it’s still a great companion to steak and fine on its own. Dark fruit, almost plummy, with currants and smoky cedar on the finish. Low acids, eminently quaffable.

Feb 22nd, 2019
Jeff Winkler

Shockingly good. Picked it up at Costco. I’m a big fan of Argentina wines this is a Malbec from Mendoza.

Shockingly good. Picked it up at Costco. I’m a big fan of Argentina wines this is a Malbec from Mendoza.

Jan 27th, 2019