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2013 Firestone Vineyard Chardonnay Santa Ynez Valley

2013 Firestone Vineyard Chardonnay Santa Ynez Valley

Great price on this bottle right now, and the wine was pretty good too. Normally $11.99, this wine has $6 off at my Costco now until Nov 27th, so at $5.99, this becomes a better buy, and really a decent everyday white to stock up on. Online, this wine sells for closer to $20, so $5.99 is a good deal.

The wine started pleasant on the nose with tropical fruit aromas and subtle oak; medium body, gentle acidity; creamy with vanilla, butter and oak, a touch more wood than I would prefer since I feel it started to mask some of the real fruit beneath – pineapple, pear, apricot; the wine finishes a little abrupt leaving a lasting oak presence.

At the discounted $5.99 price there’s not a lot out there to compare this wine to, so I would say buy it.  Priced much more than this, there are a few other Costco Chards that are more of my style and preference, and not priced much more than this one. But if you prefer a Chard that leans a hair more towards the oak and butter, you might find this one to be a real winner. Rating: 86 Points

Costco item number: 720006

Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA

Alc. 14.2%


Saturday 3rd of December 2016

Had a bottle last night. Delicious! Went back today and bought a case - it is still on sale at my Costco here in Henrico VA. By the way, your link to where this sells for close to $20, points to the "Reserve " Chardonnay. But I can't find a non reserve one other than at Costco. Even the wine maker website shows only the reserve. Kind of a mystery. But this one still drinks like a $20 bottle to my taste. So thank you!


Wednesday 23rd of November 2016

Nice... Thank you for posting. I'm off to Costco right now.... you can't beat $5.99 for a decent everyday wine!

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