Red

2008 Kirkland Signature Zinfandel Old Vine Grandmere

Zinfandel

  • USA
  • California
  • Sierra Foothills
  • Amador County
Drink between 2012 - 2014 (Edit)
CT87.3 36 reviews
2008
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Community Tasting Notes 19

  • StraightnoChaser Likes this wine: 88 points

    June 14, 2015 - 2015 CELLAR REDUCTION. Always good but on the downhill now. These Kirkland Zins were actually made by Renwood. Money trouble forced Renwood to sell to whomever had cash and the result was a $25 wine selling for $11.99 at Costco.
    Spice and tart plum. It lacks the zing of the Granpere vineyard but has more body than the lesser Amador offerings. It has mellowed since I first started drinking it in 2011 but still a good wine

  • bg3034 wrote:

    February 26, 2012 - Hard for me to score being sick. Modern style, but not a fruit bomb. Fair amount of oak and vanilla, but not enough to overwhelm it. Enjoyable for its simplicity. Decent weeknight wine. Won't score cause I can't smell, but I'd have given it an 88 otherwise. Aloha!

  • skskedz wrote: 85 points

    October 16, 2011 - Not exciting, one-dimensional. Plummy, pruney dominant taste, with enough tannins to make it good with food.

  • HStaal wrote: 84 points

    August 10, 2011 - OK – clear light/mid garnet; pronounced red fruit on nose; off-dry; low acidity; light body; low tannins; mid finish; very fruity; red fruits; ribena like; cherries; quite pleasant.

  • Oakjeff wrote: 85 points

    August 2, 2011 - Light in color and body. A tad thin. Not much in the aroma dept., sage and other herbs with raspberries and a significant dose of oak. Old school, old vine Zin but lacking.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Kirkland Signature
  • Varietal Zinfandel
  • Designation Old Vine Grandmere
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sierra Foothills
  • Appellation Amador County
  • UPC Code 096619773336

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 52 (20%)
  • Consumed 206 (80%)

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