This wine seemed to be everywhere over the past few months. It was first featured as the wine of the month at my local wine shop, then later appeared at Costco for $19.99, and just a few weeks ago this wine was featured as one of Wine Spectator’s Top 100 wines of 2016 (#32).
I have been sitting on two bottles for about three weeks, one from the wine club and another purchased at Costco, before I dug into it last night and discovered that it is indeed a fantastic buy and one that I wish I would have bought more of. This is going to be hard to find now that it really hit the limelight on the Wine Spectator list.
For those lucky enough to still find it, here’s what this one is all about. It’s a Columbia Valley Cabernet, 100% Cab, very well made for a $20 wine. Vibrant nose with aromas of black tea and dried fruit. The feel in the mouth is where this wine shines. It’s gentle, silky; actually feels about 3-4 years older than it is. Flavors are big, excellent fruit, sour cherry, raspberry, a little spicy, strong finish. Nothing not to like here, especially at the price point. Cool label just a bonus.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 91 Points
Costco item number: 1075202
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA