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2014 Costco Wine Thanksgiving Picks

2014 Costco Wine Thanksgiving Picks

It’s always difficult to find the perfect Thanksgiving wine that everyone will unanimously agree pairs perfect with the hodge podge of food and flavors that are typically served on Thanksgiving tables around the country.  I tend to opt for a variety of different wines, and enjoy tasting them all at the same time with the meal, to see what works best for me.

I’ve searched through some of our most recent reviews to recommend a few bottles that might be fun to enjoy with the big meal.  I tried to limit the recommendations to recently reviewed items in the hopes that you can still find them in stores, but as always at Costco, you never know what you will find.  So if you don’t see any of these, it might be time to be adventurous, and please leave a comment with any wines that you particularly enjoy.

2011 Gerard Bertrand

2011 Gerard Bertrand Syrah-Grenache Languedoc

This $10 red blend from France’s Langeudoc became a fast reader favorite after I posted the review.  Besides an unbelievable price, this is a thoroughly enjoyable wine, that I think would be fun to try with the Thanksgiving meal.


2011 WillaKenzie Estate Cuvee Pinot Noir

2011 WillaKenzie Estate Cuvee Pinot Noir

This wine is from a well respected estate and Costco is offering it at a around $20 which is a pretty good price.  I also find Pinot to pair well with a variety of meals, so in my book, it is usually the go to varietal at my Thanksgiving table.  This bottle is an elegant wine at a very fair price.


2012 Kendall Jackson Grand Reserve Chardonnay2012 Kendall Jackson Grand Reserve Chardonnay

Every year, I am always impressed by these KJ Grand Reserve Chardonnays.  Costco offers them for $13, and they seem to be closer to $20 most everywhere else.  This is not a huge oaky buttery Chardonnay.  Instead it is bright, fruit forward with just a touch of oak, and that is why it is one of my regular go-to Chardonnays.


2012 Cambria Julia's Vineyard Pinot Noir2012 Cambria Julia’s Vineyard Pinot Noir

I’m saving my favorite recommendation for last.  This Pinot is absolutely spectacular for $20.  It is loaded with flavor, beautiful aromas, gentle mouthfeel and awesome finish.  Just perfection.  This one will be on my Thanksgiving table for sure.  And if you agree with my assessment, it will likely be on your table again following Thanksgiving.  The selection at my Costco seems to be moving fast so you might want to stock up on this one.

Enjoy, and thanks as always for reading this site.

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Wednesday 3rd of December 2014

Nice! i liked your thanksgiving flavor combination. This list or can say ideas are best combination and is simply perfect. We can choose and treat our near dear. Great work..!

John Sanfilippo

Wednesday 26th of November 2014

I work at Costco in San Diego and if you use this site let me know by email and I love to let local people know about or wine bang for the buck deals


Wednesday 26th of November 2014

Hi John, What's the best way to reach you by email? I'd love to know the wine bang for the buck deals!

John J

Sunday 23rd of November 2014

The NH Costco store has higher prices on most wines than at Costcos in other states. This appears to be because NH has a state liquor and wine store system and Costco is prevented from underselling the state stores. Probably something similar in CT or a heavy hidden state tax. Buy at MA Costcos for good prices!

Kathryn Quirk

Saturday 22nd of November 2014

I have just bought the Kendal Jackson Chardonnay, Gerand Reserve here in Connecticut at the Milford Costco store. the bottle is $17.99. Is this because of Connecticut's Fair Trade laws?


Saturday 22nd of November 2014

Hard to say for sure but that's quite a price difference, more variation than usual. I don't have any insight into why that might be the case. But even at $18, I really think this is a nice wine. Be sure to let me know what you think.

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