This was an instant drop in the cart for us. Just the kind of wine we want to see land in Costco.
First off, Rosso di Montalcino is what you want to see for a ridiculous quality to price ratio, and that’s what happened here. Yes, not an inexpensive wine at $22.99, but it’s $30 most everywhere else, and tastes like it could cost $50.
These wines are known as “baby Brunellos” since they come from the same area, same grape (Sangiovese), but just typically the younger vines on the property. Kind of like a second wine from a Bordeaux estate.
And then a bonus, the wine is made by Il Poggione, one of the oldest, biggest and well known producers in Tuscany, and really recognized for their amazing Brunellos.
So we couldn’t wait to get into this wine, and it was just what we hoped for. Medium ruby on the pour; earth and floral nose; flavors of black cherry, plum with notes of balsamic; medium in body; nice acidity and lasting finish.
An excellent wine at a great Costco price. Italian red fans will find a lot to like here, and if you haven’t explored Rosso di Montalcino, here’s a great way to get started.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 90 points (a Costco Wine Top Pick)
Costco item number: 467462
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA (Kennesaw)
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