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2019 Gerard Bertrand An 825 Cremant de Limoux Brut Rose

Here’s the latest vintage of a sparkling wine we’ve enjoyed in the past. Those readers who are into these wines, probably remember the Gerard Bertrand Thomas Jefferson Cuvee that we reviewed a while back which shares many similarities with this wine: the price, the label, the varietal blend, the origin (both Limoux Brut Rosé); the ABV. We …

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2020 Pendulum Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

We picked up this bottle for a couple different reasons. First, we love Columbia Valley wines, and Washington State wines overall.  A while back we wrote a brief feature story about this, “Reflections on Washington State Wines and Why Everyone Should Be Buying Them.” So we wanted to know if this is one of those …

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2019 Kirkland Signature Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Bam, the new Kirkland Willamette Pinot Noir is dropping in stores right on schedule.  This is one of our favorites among the Kirkland Pinot Noirs. And there’s some big news right off the bat.  How about a price drop?  You don’t hear about many of those right now, and what a perfect bottle for this …

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2016 Chateau Bel Air Gloria Haut-Medoc Cru Bourgeois

Here’s one of those fun affordable Bordeaux finds that pop up occasionally in Costco.  This one actually appeared in the wooden boxes as opposed to the “cheap seats” (stacks of wine aisle) where the sub $20 ones often are found. You’ll notice the word Gloria in the name, and a quick Google search tells us …

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2020 Argiolas Costamolino Vermentino di Sardegna

Finding this bottle at Costco was a nice surprise. Argiolas produces a number of white and red wines that we’ve always enjoyed (their Turriga is a popular one on the higher end). If you also shop at Total Wine, you can find several of their more affordable (around $15) reds too (Costera and Perdera are …

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2015 Spring Mountain Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Costco Notes: Intense and concentrated with dark fruits, black cherry and boysenberry integrate plum, cherry and raspberry. Layers of oak, thyme and lavender round the profile out. This wine has plenty of tannin to support the fruit. Left Coast Tasting Notes: AVA: Napa Valley Time on Gas: Aeration equal to 4 hours Color: Nice deep …

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