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McClean Vineyards LOVE Red Blend Paso Robles

We’re always on the lookout for something new and different on Costco wine shelves, and this bottle certainly fit the bill. We didn’t know the producer, there’s no vintage listed, looks like a field blend of a bunch of different grapes, interesting bottle design and we weren’t sure what we were getting into exactly. But …

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2018 Taken Wine Company Red Blend

Costco Notes: Ripe notes of raspberry, blackberry, black currant, and plum with floral undertones.  The body is defined by flavors of quince, roasted fig, and extra dark chocolate with a dash of allspice with gives….(cut off) Left Coast Tasting Notes: AVA: Napa Time on Gas: 48 hours Color: Nice Dark Cabernet Sauvignon color Nose (aromas): …

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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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2019 The Prisoner (Red Blend)

Costco Notes: Features enticing aromas of Bing cherry, dark chocolate, clove and roasted fig. Persistent flavors of ripe raspberry, boysenberry, pomegranate and vanilla linger harmoniously, for a smooth and luscious finish. Left Coast Tasting Notes: AVA: Napa Time on Gas: 24 hours+ Color: Brilliant medium ruby color. Nose (aromas): Once the cork was pulled and …

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Chateau Montelena Calistoga Zinfandel

Winery: Chateau Montelena Wine: Calistoga Zinfandel Costco Notes: The woodsy, briary character of old vine Zinfandel is quite prominent but with time unmasks beautiful notes of lavender, cassis, and fresh mint.  Supple tannins are present throughout the amble between earthiness and minerality. Left Coast Tasting Notes: Color:  Medium to light ruby color, a little lighter …

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2018 Kirkland Signature Sonoma County Old Vine Zinfandel

This is always a popular Kirkland bottle among readers, and a wine we generally have enjoyed as well. It’s arriving a little late this year at least in the stores around us. It usually comes in around spring time according to our tracking. The price has stayed consistent at $9.99 which is great news. This …

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