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We’re trying one wine each day from Costco’s “Hello Summer Wine Sampler 2021,” which contains 12 unique wines (each in a 375ml bottle). Today is Day 6 (of 12) of the wine sampler and it is Sovereign Virtue Rose (2020).
See below for our thoughts on Costco’s Hello Summer Wine Sampler (2021)’s Sovereign Virtue Rose.
What’s the Costco Wine Sampler (2021)?
Meant to celebrate friends, sun and summer fun, Costco’s “Hello Summer Wine Sampler 2021” contains 12 wines: 5 white wines, 4 red wines and 3 rosé wines. See the link below for more details about this amazing wine sampler.
Our Review of Sovereign Virtue (2020)
Type of Wine
This rose is made of two grapes: 51% Sangiovese & 49% Merlot.
How and when to drink / taste
This pink rose wine has a distinct strawberry flavor and aroma, along with a lingering tartness. For our taste testing team, this berry flavor was a delight to the taste buds, while the lasting acidic punch was not as unanimously preferred.
It is recommended that this rose should be paired with shellfish, grilled fish, tangy cheese (like goat cheese), strawberries, and even sweet potato dishes.
The Costco’s Hello Wine Sampler (2021) is $49.99, which is around $4.00 per 375ml bottle of wine.
As one cannot buy this wine outside of the Costco wine sampler, in order to try this wine, grab the Hello Summer Wine Sampler (2021) at your local Costco.
What is Costco?
Costco is a “[global] membership warehouse club, dedicated to bringing members the best possible prices on quality brand-name merchandise” (as mentioned on the official company website). It has a wide selection of merchandise (from clothes to food to books), specialty departments and exclusive member services, all for amazing prices and value especially as it sells products in bulk (we’re looking at you Kirkland 30 rolls of toilet paper). For more information, see more Costco’s company website.
The Bottom Line
We rated the Sovereign Virtue Rose from Costco’s Hello Summer Wine Sampler (2021) 3.0 Stars (out of 5)!
This pink rose wine has a distinctly strawberry flavor with a strong acidic finish. Like biting into a tangy strawberry, some of our team really liked it while others did not prefer the lasting tartness. If paired with food, it is recommended to drink this wine with shellfish, grilled fish, tangy cheese (like goat cheese), strawberries, or even sweet potato dishes.
Grab a box of Costco’s Hello Summer Wine Sampler (2021) and let us know what you think about the Sovereign Virtue Rose.
Stay tuned for other posts on our reviews of each of the 12 wines inside Costco’s Hello Wine Sampler (2021)!