Over the years, we’ve reviewed quite a few Duckhorn and Decoy (by Duckhorn) wines that have appeared at Costco and they’ve consistently delivered.
Most recently, we posted about the Decoy Sonoma Red that we thought was a really good buy.
Duckhorn’s whites have proven to be delicious as well. Their Sauvignon Blanc pops up occasionally, and is another good pick.
This Chardonnay proved interesting, arriving at Costco for $26.49, which is pretty good considering Wine.com is selling it for $38. Suckling gave it 93 points too.
The wine pours a medium gold in glass with a nose of citrus fruit, orange peel and just a hint of oak; it is medium plus in body, feels great in the mouth; flavors of lemon, green apple, peach and a little orange liqueur in the finish; light on the oak so the fruit really comes through.
This is a really well made, nicely balanced and multidimensional Chardonnay that just keeps getting more interesting the more you get into it. Food friendly too. We will be adding it to our Top Picks wine list.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 91 points (a Costco Wine Top Pick)
Costco item number: 1035148
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA (Kennesaw)