Here’s a great summer pleaser, and a wine I’ve always enjoyed in large part because it’s made in a white Bordeaux style with a bit of Semillion in the blend. This creates a wine that’s still packed with flavor but the lower acidity and extra body of the Semillion keeps the “puckerness” under control, which I prefer, plus I find that it pairs better with a wider range of meals (we enjoyed this wine with chicken tacos and it was great on a hot summer day).
The wine pours almost clear in the glass believe it or not, with just a tint of yellow. It looks much brighter in color in the bottle. Muted a bit on the nose with a little vanilla and floral aromas. More vanilla, with lemon, lime, melon and apricot flavors in the mouth; the wine is creamy like vanilla ice cream; finishes strong, powerful and lasting.
We enjoyed this ’14 vintage of this wine, probably more than others we’ve had in the past. This is a nice buy, and at $23.99, Costco’s price is about as good as I’ve ever seen on this one.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 90 points
Costco item number: 14701
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA (Kennesaw)