You’d have to be a long time reader of this blog to remember the last time we found the Chento Malbec at Costco. It was all the way back in July of 2016 when we found the 2012 vintage for $13.89.
The opening line in that review stated, “Massive bargain here. Great wine at a great price.” Well now it’s back with the 2019 vintage and it is once again an awesome Costco wine find.
The price has gone up slightly to $14.69, but retail is around $20 so it’s still a great bargain. You can jump over to here to Wine.com and see all the 90+ point reviews over the past few years too. Note the 94 points from Suckling proudly displayed not only on the Costco placard but around the band on the bottle’s neck.
In the glass the wine pours a dark purple and has earthy dark fruit aromas; it is medium plus body with good acidity; flavors are mostly dark fruit, black cherry, plum, black licorice; really a perfect finish that brings it all together. This is really good juice.
Malbec fans should not pass this one up, and I can see this one selling through fast, so you might want to grab a couple. I hope I see it again to purchase a few more. Cheers.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 91 points (a Costco Wine Top Pick)
Costco item number: 1043947
Purchased at Costco in: Jacksonville, FL (St Johns)
Saturday 19th of February 2022
I very much enjoy reading your reviews BUT I live on the west coast and I find there are only rare matches between what is reviewed and what is available here. The Costco person working the wine aisle at my local Costco (San Francisco) said something like "Yea, we almost never have any of the wines reviewed in the blog". It would be great if you could find a competent reviewer to add reviews of wines that are found in stores on the "other side" of the US.
Friday 20th of May 2022
@Editor, this is good news as I agree with Ron Walter that it is rare I find a wine on your website in our local California Costco.
Is there any way we can easily find the wines that have been reviewed by Left Coast Wines, or any of the wines found were found/bought in a Costco in the west coast? (If not then a filter/search for wines based on the location of the costco in which they were bought would be a great feature to add!).
Thanks to the whole team for all your efforts!
Sunday 20th of February 2022
Hi Ron. Totally understand that frustration. I wish we could do more but we did recently team with some reviewers out of CA and they’ve been contributing when they can. Please keep in mind this is a hobby for all of us so we do the best we can. More about that group at this link. I hope they continue to contribute reviews and bring their perspective: https://costcowineblog.com/about-left-coast-wines/