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2017 Raymond Chardonnay Reserve Selection

2017 Raymond Chardonnay Reserve Selection

Everybody loves Raymond; Vineyards that is, especially when Costco offers a huge special discount on their wines. The normal Costco price of $19.99 for this one is good, not great, but knocking an additional $8 off makes this an insane buy on a delicious Chardonnay.

Granted this deal is good through 5/10/20, and I found it at a Costco in the Atlanta area. I have no idea how far this deal will travel but keep your eye out.

Raymond Chardonnay

This wine typically sells for around $23, and regularly touches the 90 point mark with critics. This time, I’m right there with them.

The wine pours a deep gold color; citrus fruit, orange peel on the nose; in the mouth the wine is medium plus body. Flavors of pineapple, honey, and more tropical fruit; spicy and toasty on the finish with mild oak; touch of vanilla. Nice balance.

This turned out to be a rich and complex wine at a very good price point. Not too much of any one element, so it should appeal to many different types of white wine and Chardonnay fans.

Raymond Chardonnay

This bottle earns a solid place on our Top Picks list. Even at the regular price of $20 this would have been a good buy but at $12, it’s too good to pass up.

Be safe out there. Rating: 91 points (a Costco Wine Top Pick)

Costco item number: 77412

Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA

Alc. 14.5%

John Freeman

Sunday 17th of May 2020

These reviews are pretty spot on. Zero harsh aftertaste/acidity. Yesterday picked up 6 bottles at $9.97 close out. I had purchased 4 bottles on sale at $11.99 3-4 weeks ago. Even though I was pretty stocked up on wine I'm happy I still went by the wine studio. I also picked up a case of Meiomi Chard 375ml 12 for $59.97 closeout recently had on sale $100-120. Also very good.

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