Sometimes I find myself in a situation where the wine is just ok but it’s fairly priced at Costco and therefore it becomes hard to beat up on it too much. This is one of those wines. And I’ve held similar feelings about past vintages of this wine too.
It’s a Russian River Pinot for $12.99. You know it’s going to be decent, and you won’t find many more from this area in this price range. For an everyday drinker, the wine is fine and that’s exactly what I would guess it’s intended to be. I personally would choose to spend a couple extra bucks and move into the Kirkland Willamette Valley Pinot, which I hear is hitting stores again right now.
This Russian River Pinot is simple, light, delicate. It’s a great table wine. We enjoyed it with pork tenderloin and vegetables prepared in the slow cooker, but this bottle could really go with about any type of cuisine. Tastes at times like a cherry Coke, it has that round red cherry and strawberry flavor followed by some cola, with peppery spice towards the finish.
I’m now into a second glass and it’s starting to grow on me a bit more. But this is a basic Russian River Pinot, nothing more, nothing less. Price is fair and I think it’s a good every day bottle for Pinot fans.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 86 Points
Costco item number: 555512
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA (Cumberland)