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2020 Pendulum Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

We picked up this bottle for a couple different reasons. First, we love Columbia Valley wines, and Washington State wines overall.  A while back we wrote a brief feature story about this, “Reflections on Washington State Wines and Why Everyone Should Be Buying Them.” So we wanted to know if this is one of those …

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2016 Chateau Bel Air Gloria Haut-Medoc Cru Bourgeois

Here’s one of those fun affordable Bordeaux finds that pop up occasionally in Costco.  This one actually appeared in the wooden boxes as opposed to the “cheap seats” (stacks of wine aisle) where the sub $20 ones often are found. You’ll notice the word Gloria in the name, and a quick Google search tells us …

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2015 Spring Mountain Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Costco Notes: Intense and concentrated with dark fruits, black cherry and boysenberry integrate plum, cherry and raspberry. Layers of oak, thyme and lavender round the profile out. This wine has plenty of tannin to support the fruit. Left Coast Tasting Notes: AVA: Napa Valley Time on Gas: Aeration equal to 4 hours Color: Nice deep …

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2019 Kirkland Signature Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

The new Kirkland wines just keep flowing. In the past few weeks, we’ve reviewed the latest vintages of the Kirkland Premier Cru Chablis, Kirkland Oakville Cabernet, Kirkland Cotes du Rhone Villages, and the Kirkland Sancerre. All get a thumbs up from us, except the Cotes du Rhone that was a little lackluster this time around. …

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2019 Kirkland Signature Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

Among Costco wines, particularly those in the Kirkland portfolio, it is really hard to beat the Oakville Cabernet for $20. This new 2019 vintage arrived right on time, usually Feb-March. We’re happy to see the price stay the same at $19.99. It was $18.99 a few years back but has been holding steady at $19.99 …

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2018 Oakville Grocery Company Cabernet Sauvignon

Costco Notes: None Left Coast Tasting Notes: AVA: Napa Time on Gas: 48 hours +/- Color: This wine was a surprise, very nice color, several guessed in a blind test that this was a Cabernet. Nose (aromas): Upon opening the bottle, there was nothing on the nose which might be expected with this young wine.  …

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2016 Beaulieu Vineyard (BV) Tapestry Reserve Red Wine

Costco Notes: None Left Coast Tasting Notes: AVA: Napa Time on Gas: 48 hours +/- Color: Medium to dark inviting red wine Nose (aromas): Opening the bottle, there was little to the nose. Some picked up a spiciness, but ever so slight. We found the gassed bottle had very little to no changes from a …

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2018 J. Lohr Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon

Costco Notes: Ripe fruit aromas of black cherry and currant are accented by notes of toasted pastry and dark roast coffee from authentic barrel bouquet, persistent high-toned red fruit strike the palate. – SP Left Coast Tasting Notes: AVA: San Luis Obispo (Paso Robles) Time on Gas: 24 hours+ Color: Medium ruby color, medium density …

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2018 Browne Heritage Cabernet Sauvignon

A fun thing about shopping at Costco is how those limited time discount signs catch your eye, especially in the wine aisle.  My cart instantly gravitates towards them. We just posted about the Copain Tous Ensemble Chardonnay that was nearly 50% off (until 12/19), and I know a bunch of readers were trying to track …

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2019 Kirkland Signature Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

Here’s a Kirkland wine favorite we are always excited to see hit stores, the Rutherford Cabernet. This marks the third vintage we’ve tasted.  Previously, this was actually a Rutherford Meritage blend, but with the 2016 vintage it became a straight Cab.  We also seemed to have missed the 2017 vintage if one was produced; not …

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