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2013 Tapiz Black Tears Malbec

I can’t remember where exactly, but I’ve heard this Black Tears Malbec from Tapiz discussed before and was always curious about it. I believe it might have be featured on some older podcasts I listened to, but can’t remember for sure. This is probably the most expensive bottle of Malbec I’ve bought, maybe ever. Costco’s …

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2015 Bodega Catena Zapata DV Catena Tinto Historico

Here’s an interesting red blend from Argentina that popped up in my Costco for $14.99. The name Catena caught my eye as they are a producer of fine Mendoza Malbec and many other reds that I’ve enjoyed quite frequently. This bottle pays homage to the family’s grandfather, Don Domingo Vicente Catena, who was known for …

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2017 Kirkland Signature Malbec Mendoza

Another new label for the Kirkland Malbec; here’s the last one; I kind of like them both.  I really just wish the juice inside would improve a bit though.  This is one Kirkland wine offering that I’ve never really connected with as much as I hoped. This is also one of those bottles that’s really …

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2014 Bodega Los Toneles Tonel 46 Reserva Malbec

I like that you can typically score decent Malbec buys around $10, especially at Costco, and this bottle lines up nicely in that segment for only $10.99. It didn’t knock my socks off, but the more I dug in, I found a really pleasant and easy drinking wine that is a solid buy and good value. …

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2013 Clos d’Argentine Malbec Reserva Winemaker’s Selection

Every once in a while this happens.  You find a bottle at Costco with a label and markings that catch your eye, signaling potential with an attractive price tag, only to throw a few in your cart and later find out that they don’t live up to your expectations.  This is one of those bottles. …

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2012 Tapiz Seleccion de Barricas Estate Blend

This wine showed up in the wood bins at select Costco clubs a few weeks ago. There isn’t a whole lot of this wine available on account of it being a single vineyard, smaller production offering from this winery. Tapiz is Spanish for “tapestry,” and this winery is so-named for the efforts of winemakers Fabian …

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2015 Kirkland Signature Mendoza Malbec

There aren’t a lot of wines priced at $6.99 that you would readily recommend to someone, but there are a handful of Kirkland bottles that always seem to fit that bill, the Kirkland Malbec being one of them (others could include the Kirkland Cotes du Rhone Villages, Chianti Classico, and Rioja). Love the new label …

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2013 Tikal Patriota Mendoza

I’ve written before about how wine is often situational, meaning that wines can taste different just in the environment in which they’re consumed.  And this wine falls into a bucket of being consumed in a “very optimal environment.”  That is: group of friends, nice spring day, vegetables and pork tenderloins cooking on a Big Green …

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CostcoWineBlog.com’s Highest Rated Wines of 2015

First off, thanks so much for visiting and supporting this site.  It’s been seven years since we started this site, and it began completely on a whim as I posted random stories online about buying wine at Costco.  At that point I never thought it would have the readership and following that it does now.  So …

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