Kirkland Signature

Sonoma County Old Vine Zinfandel

8.7266 ratings
8.64 pro ratings
Sonoma County, North Coast, California, USA
Zinfandel
Top Notes For
Wes Hagen

Sunny, ripe plum, raspberry, vanilla and nicely integrated (American?) oak, vanilla and baking spice aromas. Enticing. Pretty balanced for its 15.3 alcohol, some heat in the finish. Medium bodied with unapologetic New World sexiness. Plum, earth and vanilla persistent in the finish with a bit of heat. Match with goat cheese, older cheddar, flat iron steak frites. Handles its ripeness and boldness in a jazzy balance that makes it a good value. More food wine than a supper for me. Using for an Intro to Food and Wine class.

Sunny, ripe plum, raspberry, vanilla and nicely integrated (American?) oak, vanilla and baking spice aromas. Enticing. Pretty balanced for its 15.3 alcohol, some heat in the finish. Medium bodied with unapologetic New World sexiness. Plum, earth and vanilla persistent in the finish with a bit of heat. Match with goat cheese, older cheddar, flat iron steak frites. Handles its ripeness and boldness in a jazzy balance that makes it a good value. More food wine than a supper for me. Using for an Intro to Food and Wine class.

4 people found it helpfulJan 23rd, 2015
"Odedi"

Beautiful ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, blueberries, cherries, licorice, oak, vanilla, green notes, light barnyard, metals and white pepper.

Medium bodied with medium acidity and nice legs.

Fruity on the palate with blackberries, plums, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, spices, chocolates, licorice, light bell pepper, leather and pepper.

Medium plus in finish with round tannins and spices.

A Nice California Zinfandel. Nicely balanced, with a gentle mouth feel and a kick. Good by itself, as a sipping wine, or with food.
Needs 15 minutes to open up. Drinking well now, the 2012 was better, though.

15.3% alcohol by volume.

Beautiful ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, blueberries, cherries, licorice, oak, vanilla, green notes, light barnyard, metals and white pepper.

Medium bodied with medium acidity and nice legs.

Fruity on the palate with blackberries, plums, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, spices, chocolates, licorice, light bell pepper, leather and pepper.

Medium plus in finish with round tannins and spices.

A Nice California Zinfandel. Nicely balanced, with a gentle mouth feel and a kick. Good by itself, as a sipping wine, or with food.
Needs 15 minutes to open up. Drinking well now, the 2012 was better, though.

15.3% alcohol by volume.

2 people found it helpfulOct 9th, 2016
A E Weber

It’s Kirkland and it’s a great buy. More alcohol content than a Kavanaugh frat party. Berries, vanilla, a little oak, and it’s smooth.

It’s Kirkland and it’s a great buy. More alcohol content than a Kavanaugh frat party. Berries, vanilla, a little oak, and it’s smooth.

1 person found it helpfulSep 25th, 2018
John O'Sullivan

Medkum bodied. Really opened up in the second glass so needs time to breath. Great deal and definitely will buy again.

Medkum bodied. Really opened up in the second glass so needs time to breath. Great deal and definitely will buy again.

1 person found it helpfulApr 16th, 2016
Adam Hoogeveen

The alcohol comes through but doesn't bite too hard. Not terribly complex but has some interesting notes. Dark fruit and a bit earthy.

The alcohol comes through but doesn't bite too hard. Not terribly complex but has some interesting notes. Dark fruit and a bit earthy.

1 person found it helpfulMar 20th, 2016
Allison Lyzenga

Better than expected; rich, juicy fruit; plums, raspberry, cherries, tons of oak, vanilla; low tannins

Better than expected; rich, juicy fruit; plums, raspberry, cherries, tons of oak, vanilla; low tannins

Dec 16th, 2016
Ellen R

Just ok

Just ok

Feb 10th, 2019
Frederick Kuehn

Juicy punch you in the face kind of juice. Super soft. Blueberry, cassis, vanilla. Not hot on the palate, but in the stomach. 15.5% abv. Juicy stuff paired with asian sweet and sour sticky ribs.

Juicy punch you in the face kind of juice. Super soft. Blueberry, cassis, vanilla. Not hot on the palate, but in the stomach. 15.5% abv. Juicy stuff paired with asian sweet and sour sticky ribs.

Jan 12th, 2019
Ryan Sims

Way too big in every way. Too ripe, too fruit-forward, too alcoholic.

Way too big in every way. Too ripe, too fruit-forward, too alcoholic.

Nov 28th, 2018
Jude

Overripe stone fruit, strawberries, blueberries, low acidity.

Overripe stone fruit, strawberries, blueberries, low acidity.

Nov 24th, 2018