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2018 Bodegas Esteban Martin Garnacha Syrah

2018 Bodegas Esteban Martin Garnacha Syrah

The sale signs always catch our eye, and this one really did, because the net price comes down to $4.99. The standard Costco price for this bottle is $10.99 and with the $6 discount (thru 3/13) it brings it down to five bucks, which is pretty amazing for any bottle of wine.

Looking online, the $10.99 price isn’t particularly good. This wine can be found for $7-9 at a lot of outlets. The discount makes it really low price, but after tasting it, I’d say you’re getting a fair wine for the money, but nothing I’d go nuts over.

Esteban Martin Garnacha Syrah

The blend is 85% Garnacha and 15% Syrah. Spain is a haven for value wine right now, so I held out hope that this could be a good buy.

The wine pours a medium purple, with a nose of dark fruit, a little earth; in the mouth the wine is rather thin, a bit disjointed in the flavors, some mocha, black licorice among the dark fruit, chewy into the finish, which dissipates fast.

There’s not a lot of $5 bottles to compare a wine like this too. Without the discount, I’d say you should pass as tempting as it might be. Spend $2 more and buy this one. But if you’re having a party and looking for quantity, or making sangria, have at it.

Esteban Martin Garnacha Syrah

I’m going 84 points on this one. I have no idea how Suckling went 92.

CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 84 points

Costco item number: 512107

Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA (Kennesaw)

Alc. 14%

Bruce Roberts

Thursday 14th of April 2022

I gave it a so-so rating previously as 87-88. I wasn’t inclined to pick up a new bottle at the sale price. I figured trying it once was enough.

Sharri

Monday 14th of March 2022

I just bought this wine (on sale), and I concur. It's...okay. I'll drink the 2 bottles, but I'm not in a hurry to buy it again.

Mark Parker

Saturday 12th of March 2022

Yuk! As penance for not fully reading the Costcowineblog reviews on this wine and being misled by the 92 points on the label I will force myself to drink the 2 bottles I purchased!

George

Saturday 26th of March 2022

@Mark Parker, be thankful you only bought 2. I purchased 1/2 case based on the S rating.

Kevin Mahon

Wednesday 9th of March 2022

This was the absolute worst wine I have ever bought at Costco; a bid disappointment! I had half a glass and poured it down the drain

Lee Mahony

Wednesday 9th of March 2022

Couldn't agree more. This one was nearly a drain pour. Suckling has zero credibility with anyone has has more than a passing interest in wine.