We are always interested in trying and reviewing new Costco Pinots that show up in stores, particularly those under $20, which is often a challenging world to navigate.
Looking towards Oregon though is a safe bet nowadays. We think they continue to produce some of the best Pinot Noir in the US at some of the best prices. We recently reviewed the Cristom Mt Jefferson Pinot that was delicious.
This Pinot combines Oregon grapes with California winemaking. As you can see on the back label, the winemaker is Joseph Wagner, from Caymus fame. He chose three different Oregon vineyards to blend into this wine.
Retail price is $21, and Total Wine carries it for $18, so Costco’s price isn’t really discounted. In that $20 range, this one shines.
The wine is a pale ruby in the glass; juicy berry fruit, baking spice and a hint of clove on the nose; it is medium bodied; more juicy fruit in the mouth with cherry, raspberry, touch of cranberry. This is a very nice wine that is young, fresh and vibrant.
Definitely one that we would go back to, and a nice bottle to have on hand for virtually any meal. We’re fans.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 89 points
Costco item number: 1263871
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA (Dallas, GA)
Saturday 11th of March 2023
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