The first thing you’ll notice about this wine the minute you pick it up is the super heavy bottle. And that heft is an indication of what’s to come from this giant wine.
It’s produced by Michael David Winery who has a number of wines that make appearances in Costco stores, including the Petite Petit, and the Freakshow Lodi Cab. And we’re usually fans of the wines across their portfolio.
Costco’s price at $19.99 is pretty average; I found it online at several outlets for $20, and it’s $22 at Wine.com which always skews on the high side. 91 points too from Wine Enthusiast.
This Zin pours a deep ruby with aromatics that jump out of the glass; big pepper and spice with dark fruit. In the mouth this wine is huge, full bodied and big; flavors of dark fruit, blueberry, blackberry, plum, mocha; it is lively and fresh with a fantastic finish.
It is definitely not a wine for all tastes but if you like big Zins and big reds with a lot going on and doesn’t hold back, you might want to give it a shot.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 89 points
Costco item number: 161531
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA (Kennesaw)