Red

2015 Kirkland Signature Rioja Reserva

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • Rioja
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Community Tasting Notes 48

  • sboyle wrote: 87 points

    March 12, 2022 - Tart cherry and cured meat on the aroma. Watered down tart cherry character on the flavor with light notes of oak. Acidity is medium with medium low tannins. Tannin character I all in the front of the palate. Mouthfeel is medium. Overall, seems past it’s prime.

  • wineshaman wrote: 89 points

    January 8, 2022 - This Rioja is made in a new world, modern style, fruit forward, cranberry, raspberry, pomegranate, little structure or terroir, I really appreciate the complexity of fruit, no manufactured notes is a plus. If you are looking for a terroir driven classic old world Rioja this is not for you!! Drink up for the fruit!

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  • ajbergren wrote: 78 points

    July 8, 2021 - Deep ruby red with high optical density and medium mostly specular reflectivity (just touches of turbidity). On the nose, cassis and plum fruits with cedar and tobacco spices and a touch of volatile acidity (definitely present, but not overpowering or anything). The simple nose leaves an impression of a pretty generic cabernet more than Rioja, but if you look hard you can sense some of the indicators perhaps.

    On the palate, medium in body and acidity, with a bit of a flimsy structure; there are tannins that hold things up a bit, but seems disjointed a bit, as the texture is thin and yet it jabs at the palate. Flavours of bitter fruit skins on that attack, with some earth and spices, but not very complex, as there's no layering, just a narrow presence of flavours. The midpalate hollows out, and things drop off toward the finish, with intensity and complexity all but shutting down toward the finish, which is short, and bitter (perhaps light elements of tart fruits and oak spice and leather).

    This is a generic red with not much personality and no real sense of variety and region. Could be just about any cheap red here, and falls into the below average category. Not surprising necessarily, as Kirkland hits some and misses others, but this is a miss for me, as even in this price range, there are wines that can deliver more.

  • mrooney wrote: 85 points

    April 29, 2021 - nose: medium fruit with a little oak; palette: medium fruit with slightly less, but definitely there, flinty taste

  • smcisaac Likes this wine: 88 points

    April 16, 2021 - Tart cherry, licorice, smoke. Takes a while to open up. Likely to improve with some cellar time, but already good now with a bit of air and paired with food.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2015
  • Type Red
  • Producer Kirkland Signature
  • Varietal Tempranillo Blend
  • Designation Reserva
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Spain
  • Region La Rioja
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Rioja
  • UPC Code 096619225842

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 426 (33%)
  • Consumed 879 (67%)

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