Everyone knows I’m a Costco-aficionado, so I’m always happy to try their Kirkland-branded items—from pizza to cheese to wine. During my last trip, I came across a Rosé (check out my review here) and a Pinot Grigio, so I grabbed a bottle of each to try for you!
The 2017 Kirkland Signature Friuli Pinot Grigio comes from cool-climate wine Region Friuli, which is bordered by the Alps in Northeast Italy and bound by the boarders of Austria and Slovenia. The landscape characterized by coastal flatlands, mountains, and plateau. Unfortunately, I could not find details about which vineyard creates this vino (they’re oh so secretive)—so this blog post is going to be cut a little short.
The wine is pale yellow and smells of apple, pear, and flowers. On the palate, it tastes like lemon, tart apple, and pear. Its crisp, dry, and has great acidity. You can find it at Costco for $5.99 (yes, $5.99!), which is a hell of a deal. It’s the type of Pinot Grigio I would put out at a party for my non-wino friends. You know the type. The kind of friends that drink Barefoot wine when they feeling fancy. If it cost more, I would give it a 2.5, but since it’s SO CHEAP, I give it a solid 3/5 (maybe even 3.5) in the affordable wine category, since it’s so forgivably cheap and decent. I paired it with post-work stress (boo).