Just as I was leaving the wine aisle, this bottle for $7.99 caught my eye. In passing I mistook this for an Italian wine, so the irony of seeing Napa Valley listed on the label through me for a loop. I was already buying five bottles, all of which were priced more than this one, so why not make it a 6-pack?
And I’m pretty happy that I did. This is an interesting little Napa red blend with a taste that is unheard of at this price. There is actually decent flavor here: dark fruit, cherry, chocolate, espresso. The body is light and rather deceiving at first. The wine finishes up pretty quickly, but all in all this is not a bad package for $8. It would be great with a range of food or fine on its own.
Many of the Napa (if you can find them), or other California red blends, in this price range are pretty bland and taste like powered sugar water. This one I’m happy to report is a little bit different, and in my opinion, worth $8 all day long. The blend I believe is Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Merlot and Petite Sirah (I’m not sure of the percentages)
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 86 Points
Costco item number: 872863
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA (Kennesaw)