We love finding new wines from new producers in the Pinot section, and here is an interesting one that caught our eye.
This is from Oregon’s Chehalem Mountains, southwest of Portland, near the mecca of Oregon Pinot. And we’re big fans of this area, not only because we are UO Duck alum, but the Pinot just gets better and better.
This wine has 90+ point scores from every critic across multiple vintages. Retail price is around $35, so Costco bringing this in at $19.99 is amazing. The wine itself is delicious as well, just what we hoped for.
It pours a medium ruby in the glass with aromas of spice with red and dark fruit fruit; it is medium in body with flavors of cherry, blueberry and cranberry; elegant with good depth and a big finish.
Really a joy to drink, and we shared this with some other friends who are Pinot lovers who instantly fell in love as well.
This is definitely a producer we will seek out, and we hope to see future vintages continue to hit Costco stores. They also produce a number of other Pinots and Chardonnay that we would love to explore.
91 points in our book, and a great addition to our Top Picks list.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 91 points (a Costco Wine Top Pick)
Costco item number: 1215307