You may already know that I’m crazy about Costco—you’d think that I’m endorsed by the amount of times that I mention them (hint, hint, Costco, get on it). So I was curious to try their Kirkland brand wine offerings. I grabbed two—a Rosé and a Pinot Grigio—so I’ve got a two-part wine diary on my hands.
Courtesy Domaine de La Croix
The first wine I popped open, since it’s eternally summer in Miami, was the Kirkland Côtes de Provence Rosé 2017. It’s produced at Domaine de La Croix, located right below the village of “La Croix Valmer” in the Saint Tropez Peninsula, where the soil and sea play a role in winemaking. Created in 1882, the vineyard extends over 100 hectares. In 2001, the Group Bolloré acquired this Domaine and continued the Côte de Provence winemaking spirit, renovating the ancient farm and vineyard.
This Rosé is made up of Grenache 25%, Mourvèdre 25%, Cinsault 20%, Syrah 15%, Tibouren 5%, Rolle 5%, and Cabernet Sauvignon 5%. It’s pale pink in color and is exceptionally fragrant, with notes of berries. On the palate, you can taste peach, pear, melon, and strawberry with a citrus finish. It’s dry and crisp—perfect for summertime (or anytime, really). You can find it at Costco for $9—an amazing value considering what similar wines cost. In the value category, this wine gets a 3.5/5.
Stay tuned for my next Kirkland wine blog!