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2018 San Simeon Viognier Paso Robles

Here’s an interesting Costco wine find.  We’ve been on a bit of a Paso Robles kick and have reviewed more reds, and the occasional white, mainly the Daou Chardonnay, which is what we’ve found available at Costco so far. The only other Viognier I’ve tasted from Paso Robles that comes to mind was one I …

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2018 Kirkland Signature Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

Here’s the latest vintage of a Kirkland wine I know many of you, like me, have been waiting for – the Kirkland Oakville Cabernet. This is usually one of our favorites among the Napa appellations that Kirkland wine spans.  Some of the other premier Napa regions we see offerings from include Rutherford and Stag’s Leap, …

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Special Report on the New Kirkland K Vine Rosé and Chardonnay

This was exciting to find on my latest trip to Costco – the debut of the Kirkland Signature K Vine wines. These wines were first mentioned in an article that appeared in the Costco Connection magazine, featuring a Q and A with winemaker Charles Smith, who is behind these new offerings. Charles Smith, as many …

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Lucien Albrecht Cremant d’Alsace Brut Rosé

Here’s a fun bottle I was excited to see hit Costco shelves.  Lucien Albrecht produces excellent wine and we really enjoyed the standard Cremant d’Alsace Brut that we tasted a couple years ago. Now we have the Brut Rosé at Costco with a special price of $16.99.  The standard Brut, when it was around, was …

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2018 Ridge Three Valleys Sonoma Red Wine

Ridge is hands down one of my favorite U.S. wine producers so when I see one of their distinct labels hit Costco shelves, it’s like finding a treasure for me.  And this bottle especially because it is a wine from Ridge that I’ve never tasted before, and Costco’s price was right on the mark. Finding …

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2018 Duckhorn Decoy Sonoma Red Wine

These are always fun wines to try so I was looking forward to popping open this Decoy Red from Sonoma.  Decoy, as many of you know, is a second wine, turned second brand, of Duckhorn Vineyards and they are priced well below those “first” wines that carry the Duckhorn name. We’ve reviewed several of the …

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2016 Pagodes de Cos St Estephe Bordeaux

I love it when Costco carries these second wines from top estates.  In this case, we’re tasting the second bottle from Chateau Cos d’Estournel, whose main estate grand vin is $200-$250.  So accessing this world class property for under $50 is a pretty good way to go. I still would like to see Costco’s price …

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2019 Kirkland Signature Russian River Pinot Noir

It’s been a little while since we last reviewed the Kirkland Russian River Pinot Noir.  I apologize for that; I really can’t believe it’s been about a year and a half and perhaps we missed a vintage or two. This wine has always been pretty middle of the road for me; maybe that’s why I …

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2018 Kirkland Signature Bordeaux Superieur

The Bordeaux Superieur has never been one of our favorite Kirkland bottles. In the past we’ve found it drinkable and semi-fair for its super low $7.99 price tag, but not really a wine that we would label “enjoyable” or one that we would stock up on. With the new 2018 vintage, the price stays the …

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2014 Los Frailes G-11 Cabernet Sauvignon

Here’s a new arrival that caught our eye.  This is an organically grown (and single vineyard I believe) Cabernet Sauvignon from the Valencia region on Spain’s east coast.  It’s an area that doesn’t get quite as much attention as some of Spain’s other famed wine regions, but it produces several white and red grape varietals …

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