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2017 Chateau De Berne Inspiration Cotes de Provence Rosé

2017 Chateau De Berne Inspiration Cotes de Provence Rosé

I just picked this one up the other day and wanted to get the review out as soon as possible.  This Rosé has a retail price around $20, and Costco’s standard price was $15.69, which is pretty good and in that 20% off retail range like many of Costco’s wines.

But it has a special discount that ends on 8/4 that knocks the price down to $8.99, which is pretty awesome for a Cotes de Provence Rosé, especially one that Wine Advocate rated 90 points. I was a little less impressed then them, but still found a solid wine inside that is nice and refreshing, and a very good buy in this price range.

Berne inspiration rose

The bottle didn’t indicate the varietal makeup but I did a little poking around and found it: 50% Grenache, 30% Cinsault and 20% Syrah. Pretty much what I expected from a Rosé from this area.

The wine pours a nice light pink, salmon color (more farm raised than wild); the nose has subtle berry scents, and I picked up a touch of honey.  It’s mellow in the mouth, pretty clean and simple; strawberry with some grassy acidity and a bit of pineapple; dry on the finish.

Again, it’s a subtle wine, easy drinking and it goes down fast, especially if you’re poolside or hanging at the beach on a hot day.  A good buy for $15, but a very good buy for only $9 if you find it at a Costco near you. Rating: 88 points

Costco item number: 1325212

Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA

Alc. 13%


Friday 19th of July 2019

I went to our Costco in richmond, VA today. The same berne Inspiration Rose is selling at $14.59. So no consistency in Costco prices or sales. I did buy one, so hopefully I can enjoy it soon.

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