Costco Notes: None
Left Coast Tasting Notes:
Time on Gas: 48 hours +/-
Color: This wine was a surprise, very nice color, several guessed in a blind test that this was a Cabernet.
Nose (aromas): Upon opening the bottle, there was nothing on the nose which might be expected with this young wine. Unfortunately, the bottle that had been opened a couple of days earlier and gassed did not change the nose which was pleasant, but not what we were hoping for.
Palate (flavors): Surprisingly, the first taste of this wine was mature beyond its years, the multilayer complexity was very intriguing since it didn’t have a nose to complement the taste. This wine had character, bold with nice tannins, mellow acid to deliver a nice smooth full mouth feel of an expensive wine. Then we tried the wine under gas, the tannins and acid balanced nicely with an exceptional finish of light lingering fruit.
Summary: We were not surprised about the varietal, all believed it was a Cabernet Sauvignon. What surprised us when we removed the brown paper bag was the year and price.
Rating: Once this wine opens up, this is a strong Thursday sneaking into Friday wine.
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Value: We expected a much older bottle of wine in the $30 to $40 range. At $16.99, a number of our panel members planned to buy several to a case of this wine.
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon
Costco SKU: 1613396
Price: $26.99 with an instant savings of $10.00, member’s price of $16.99
Store Location: Danville, CA
Tasting Date: 12/17/2021
Tasting Panel: M.S., M.C., C.P., A.T., B.T., M.A., W.W., C.Y., C.H., B.H.
This review is part of a series of guest posts from Left Coast Wine Bloggers, a great group of wine lovers enjoying and reviewing Costco wines they find on the West Coast. You can read more about them here, and learn more about their rating system. We hope the addition of their wine reviews will expand the geographic coverage of the blog so you can find more of the wines we feature. Cheers.