2018 N46 North Forty Six Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain
There’s no reason to beat around the bush here. This wine is an absolute steal at Costco for only $8.99.
Hailing from Washington State’s premier Red Mountain region, finding a bottle like this under $10 is almost unheard of. Most of the wines are $30-$40 and up. At the same time, they are just now getting on the radar of more wine buyers, so there’s never going to be another time like the present.
A few weeks ago I published some thoughts on Washington State wine, and this bottle lines up perfectly with my conclusion, that wines from the area consistently over-deliver for the price. And thankfully Costco’s corporate wine buyers must agree, as we’ve seen quite a few appear in stores recently.
I couldn’t find a lot of information on the wine online and was excited to dig in and see what was inside.
This wine pours a medium to dark ruby in the glass, and is full bodied; came alive after a little decant; loads of cherry flavor combined with some dark fruit and spice; super dry, chalky finish.
It really was hard to believe this bottle was only $9. The other party I tasted it with pegged the retail price at $30, and I could see why.
I think these are going to move fast once the word gets out. A case buy for sure considering you can get it for around $100. I’ll be adding this bottle to our Top Picks list, which doesn’t see too many wines priced this low.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 90 points (a Costco Wine Top Pick)
Costco item number: 1454198
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