Here’s an interesting find, that we decided to pick up from the Pinot aisle. It seems we’ve been drinking a fair amount of Pinot Noir but haven’t reviewed a lot of Costco bottles.
We thought this might be fun because it’s from the McMinnville AVA in Willamette Valley, which is just a mecca for good juice nowadays. Plus we recently reviewed the Kirkland Willamette Pinot Noir and thoroughly enjoyed it (89 points). So we thought it be fun to see how this one stacked up.
Costco’s price was $16.99 and online I’m finding a retail price of $45, with Wine.com offering the bottle for close to $30. We didn’t know that at the time of purchase, but it is certainly one of the more substantial Costco discounts we’ve seen. Plus, 90 points from Wine Enthusiast, which in this case is right on the mark.
In the glass, this wine pours a nice pale ruby with red berry and spice on the nose. It is medium in body with flavors of cherry, cola, raspberry and more pepper and spice into the finish; good acidity and wraps up nicely.
It’s really a beauty all around, and a solid find for Pinot Noir under $20. We have a feeling when words gets out or those in the know see this one, it might disappear fast. We’d love to keep a few on hand.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 90 points (a Costco Wine Top Pick)
Costco item number: 1159472
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA (Kennesaw)
Sunday 31st of July 2022
Unfortunately (for me, not the wine) this came and went super fast across Atlanta. All six bottles had sediment, all six took time to breathe/air, and all were consistent (almost identical).
Ah well, until next time we find an excellent unknown wine at Costco...