Food & Drink

Sip of the week

2005 Kirkland Sonoma Meritage, $10.99 at Costco.

Costco addicts should be well-steeped in the quality of the premium wine that appears under the company's Kirkland label. More Kirkland vintages seem to appear at lower prices by the week. Take this big-throated blend of merlot, cabernet and cabernet franc. Uncork it, let it catch its breath for about 20 minutes, and then enjoy. This is a big summer value that could become a very good friend for the cooler nights of fall. Mike Gordon

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