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2019 Kirkland Signature Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

Here’s a Kirkland wine favorite we are always excited to see hit stores, the Rutherford Cabernet. This marks the third vintage we’ve tasted.  Previously, this was actually a Rutherford Meritage blend, but with the 2016 vintage it became a straight Cab.  We also seemed to have missed the 2017 vintage if one was produced; not …

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Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of 2021- Which Ones are at Costco?

Every year Wine Spectator lists their Top 100 wines of the year, and we love to comb through it and call out the bottles we’ve found at Costco. Here’s last year’s post. We also rely on readers to point out ones they’ve found in their local warehouse too so we can all be on the …

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2016 Antiche Terre Venete Amarone Della Valpolicella

I’ve almost pulled the trigger on this bottle a few times before. Rarely do you find an Amarone priced this low so I’m always a little skeptical. But Costco usually delivers, like they did on the Covalli Barolo that also seemed to good to be true for $14.99. This Amarone came in at $22.99 and …

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2018 Eleven Eleven XI Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Costco Notes: Inky dark fruit, dark chocolate, menthol, licorice and spice blast out of the glass, Unctuous and spectacularly rich, the 2018 is a gorgeous wine in its style.  Plush, silky tannins round out the long finish. Left Coast Tasting Notes: Color:   Dark Inky Purple Nose (aromas): Pulling the cork, it didn’t have the character …

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2019 Gabrielle Ashley Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Napa Valley

Here’s another deeply discounted Costco wine that we had to try right when we found it.  Retail price is around $24.99 which is the same as Costco’s standard price.  But the limited time discount of $11 brings it down to only $13.99 until 11/21. So we love the discount on a Napa Valley reserve wine …

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Chateau Montelena Calistoga Zinfandel

Winery: Chateau Montelena Wine: Calistoga Zinfandel Costco Notes: The woodsy, briary character of old vine Zinfandel is quite prominent but with time unmasks beautiful notes of lavender, cassis, and fresh mint.  Supple tannins are present throughout the amble between earthiness and minerality. Left Coast Tasting Notes: Color:  Medium to light ruby color, a little lighter …

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