Costco Notes: None
Left Coast Tasting Notes:
Time on Gas: 48 hours +/-
Color: Medium to dark inviting red wine
Nose (aromas): Opening the bottle, there was little to the nose. Some picked up a spiciness, but ever so slight. We found the gassed bottle had very little to no changes from a freshly open bottle.
Palate (flavors): Pouring the wine from the freshly uncorked bottle we found this bottle to be very tight, allowing a slight taste of cherry and red fruits. This is a light to medium bodied wine, with a disagreeable finish. The second bottle that was opened then gassed delivered oh so very little improvement, with acid on the finish. The fruits were muted, hardly there.
Summary: These bottles both tasted as if they were exposed to air way too long, with that disagreeable taste. They were not “corked” and influenced by “Volatile Acidity (VA)”, there was some other challenge to this wine, such as mishandling the case somehow. This is not a typical BV wine.
Rating: As a group, this was a Wednesday at best.
2018 James Suckling 93 points
Value: Although this wine sells for $20 more through other outlets, the price for what you get is disappointing.
Grapes: 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 4% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc
Costco SKU: 123407
Price: $44.99 less $10.00 instant discount, member price $34.99
Store Location: Danville, CA
Tasting Date: 12/17/2021
Tasting Panel: M.S., M.C., C.P., A.T., B.T., M.A., W.W., C.Y., C.H., B.H.
This review is part of a series of guest posts from Left Coast Wine Bloggers, a great group of wine lovers enjoying and reviewing Costco wines they find on the West Coast. You can read more about them here, and learn more about their rating system. We hope the addition of their wine reviews will expand the geographic coverage of the blog so you can find more of the wines we feature. Cheers.