2013 Ferrari-Carano Merlot
I found a great buy on this wine at Costco. The normal Costco price of $18.99 beats almost anything I found online, but this week in the store I found it with a $6 discount, putting the final price at $12.99, or about half of what you will find it for online. The big question from there is what kind of wine are we talking about? Well, I’m pleased to say it’s a nice one; pleasant, fruity, easy drinking, all around a very good wine at this exceptional price.
Begins with aromas of perfume, earth, herbs and fresh flowers; soft, medium body; plenty of fruit, strawberry, pomegranate, some acidic cranberry; finishes pretty nice, very pleasant, and not bad in terms of duration. This is a good crowed pleaser, versatile across many palates, leading me to likely include on my forthcoming Thanksgiving Day Costco wine picks.
I enjoyed this one, especially at the reduced price. If pushing closer to $20 however, I’d probably opt for one of the recent Spanish bottles we’ve reviewed that brings a little more power and old world charm.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 88 Points
Costco item number: 38448
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA