Here’s a great value buy at Costco. The label has everything you want to see: Chianti Classico, Riserva, DOCG, and a price tag at Costco of only $12.99. I dropped this one in the cart almost automatically when walking by and you should too because this is a perfect food wine for almost anything, amazing fruit and well assembled; hard to believe it was only $12.99.
Pours deep and dark inky purple, floral aromas with dried cherry and subtle earth; in the mouth is where this wine shines. The flavor packs on and keeps coming, more cherry, red fruit, red licorice, raspberry but not too much candy, before a little earth and spice going into the finish. The cherry notes really stick around. I love these kind of wines with any Italian dish obviously, but also chocolate and desserts.
At this price point, there’s a lot to like here. I’m going to add to the Value Picks list too.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 88 Points
Costco item number: 1061038
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA
Wednesday 2nd of November 2016
I would love to know whether this is available in the Seattle WA area - do you know? My family used to own a vineyard in Rignana - Greve in Chianti and was part of the CastelGreve Coop which used their grapes and produce their wine. Thank you!!
Thursday 3rd of November 2016
That's really cool. I wish I could help more but we are independent from Costco and I don't have any insight into Costcos distribution for the wines. I hope it shows up there for to try. Andrew