Here’s another deeply discounted Costco wine that we had to try right when we found it.
Retail price is around $24.99 which is the same as Costco’s standard price. But the limited time discount of $11 brings it down to only $13.99 until 11/21.
So we love the discount on a Napa Valley reserve wine from a producer I’ve seen before but I’ve never tasted any of their wines. Outside of a few of the Kirkland Napa bottlings it’s hard to find good solid Napa Cabernet priced this low. But this is a contender.
The wine pours a deep ruby in the glass with flavors of black cherry and pepper on the nose; great mouthfeel, medium in body, this wine is subtle and elegant. More black cherry flavor in the mouth with blackberry, plum and some vanilla into the finish.
The wine definitely improved with air so give it a little decant before digging in. At this price, Napa Cab fans should give a bottle a try and see if it’s up their alley. If it is, then it’s one you might want to stock up as we enter the cooler months.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 87 points
Costco item number: 1485925
Purchased at Costco in: Dallas, GA
Thursday 18th of November 2021
Just a note, apparently prices are per location. We drove from Maryland to Leesburgh VA for this gem as we have had it before and felt it was very attractive at that price point. The store manager told us they could not give us that price😔. We still ended up spending several hundred dollars in the store, much of it on wine.
Monday 15th of November 2021
Love your site, but I am surprised you liked this Gabriel Ashley Cab, my notes where similar.. vanilla, cherry, blackberry, some earth. However, I found it to be highly manipulated hangover juice, tons hot alcohol and some off putting VA. After I let it decant for awile I told my wife I was drain pouring it... got a "thank god". Most wines at CostCo are great deals but this wine shows up at grocery stores for as little as 8 bucks. The "Reserve" designation says all you need to know, is the standard cab a $5 bottle?