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2018 Precision Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

2018 Precision Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

I just found this one last night at an Atlanta area Costco, and given the big limited time discount, I wanted to get it up on the site right away.

Online this bottle seems to go for around $22-$23, so in line with Costco’s standard price, but when you add the hefty $9.50 discount, it brings this bottle down to the awesome price of only $13.49.

Precision Cabernet

I bought two, hesitating mostly because I don’t drink a lot of giant red wines in the summertime, but I probably should have picked up a few more to have on hand for the fall and winter months.

And it turned out I was right. As far as Napa Cabs go, this wine for $13 is a nice find. It’s classic Napa Cab all around, well made and easy to enjoy. There’s nothing that really comes to mind to compare it to; perhaps the CS Cab that we loved from WA state? Or the Beckstoffer Est 75? Both of those are super strong offerings under $20.

It’s right in that same ballpark of inexpensive reds that drink above their pay grade, something you don’t often find from US wines. And when you do, you need to stock up.

This wine poured a deep purple in the glass with pepper, blueberry and plum on the nose; nice big full body; flavors of spicy black cherry and dark fruit with notes of dark chocolate; juicy into the lasting finish.

Precision Cabernet

Note the price discount lasts until July 5. Sometimes Costco will make the discounted price the standard price after the advertised date, but it’s hard to say for sure.

This is that good, versatile, everyday red that you can really enjoy at a pretty good price. I’d pick a few up if you find it. I plan to try to acquire a few more for later in the year. Rating: 88 points

Costco item number: 1353948

Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA (Kennesaw)

Alc. 14.5%

Ron Mashburn

Saturday 4th of July 2020

I picked up a case at Santa Rosa Costco a couple of weeks ago at $12.99 a bottle, great price for this wine. Was in the same Costco yesterday and they had way less quantity and price was up to $22.99.

David King

Thursday 2nd of July 2020

I read all the fine articles regarding the 2018 Precision Cab. Today I was finally able to get out of the house after fighting a cold for 5 days. I went to our local Costco in Gilbert, Az only to be told they have the wine but not participating in the sale. I am thinking that is the first time in my recollection that “some”:stores are not participating in the sale. Could there be a computer glitch somewhere?

Michael E. Routen

Sunday 5th of July 2020

I was told by the assistant manager in Avondale that Costco prices vary by region.

Michael E. Routen

Saturday 27th of June 2020

The day after this article was posted I found the wine at our local Costco in the Phoenix area, but at the full $22.99 price. Had it been 90pts or more I may have done it, but for 88 I passed.

Lawrence Donata

Wednesday 24th of June 2020

These guys seemed to have taken Cameron Hughes place at Costco


Saturday 4th of July 2020

Cameron Hughes was sold to another company a couple of years ago. Now he is offering wines in case lot only and has a website. Check it out.

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