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2018 Banfi Principessa Gavia Gavi

Here’s another inexpensive Italian white wine you might want to consider as the weather warms up.  It’s hard to go wrong with Gavi, and Costco’s price of $11.99 is pretty solid for this wine.  It retails around $18, and online it’s a few bucks cheaper than that. Gavi comes from Italy’s Piedmont region, where many …

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2017 Bodegas Muriel Pazo Cilleiro Rias Baixas Albariño

I’ve found a few new whites on my last couple trips to Costco, and love to put them in the mix as an alternative to Sauvignon Blancs and Chardonnays. Next up on the review list is a Gavi priced at $11.99. Albariño is one of my favorites.  Here’s one that Costco is selling at a …

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2017 Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot Gris and Riesling

Today we’re going to take a look at two white wines from Willamette Valley Vineyards that I decided to package together because they’re kind of similar, but not really; but regardless, they make a nice little duo depending on what style you prefer; so let’s break them down. 2017 Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot Gris We’ll …

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2016 Moniker La Ribera Single Vineyard Chardonnay

This is a lovely wine that caught me off guard with its pleasantness because I really didn’t know what to expect. The single vineyard designation caught my eye but I had never heard of the producer before, and generally don’t go to Mendocino when I’m looking for Chardonnay value.  But that’s exactly what I found. …

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2014 Robert Mondavi Oakville Fume Blanc

Every now and then Costco will get a wine for a mega-good bargain price. This one jumped out at me yesterday. I noticed first that the price was significantly less than normal retail and second that the wine has been immediately deleted (marked with an asterisk). Robert Mondavi originally coined the marketing term “Fume Blanc” …

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2016 Maso Canali Pinot Grigio Trentino

I’m not generally a huge Pinot Grigio fan but this one stood out to me, primarily because it was from Trentino-Alto Adige in Northern Italy, the birthplace of Italian Pinot Grigio and I haven’t had too many since we finished our book on Italian wine.  Plus the $13.99 price tag made it an easy buy, …

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2015 Carmes de Rieussec Sauternes

I was thrilled to see this wine hit Costco bins a few weeks ago. I can’t recall coming across another Sauternes since my time as a member, although I am quite certain this isn’t the first. Sauternes is cool because it’s a concentrated, honey-sweet juice that really complements a variety of foods. A classic pairing …

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2015 Fernandez Gomez Seleccion Familia White Rioja

I always love seeing an inexpensive ($12.99) white pop up at Costco that’s outside the standard Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Sauv Blanc realms.  In this case, I was even more pumped to find a white Rioja, which turned out to be a delicious wine and an excellent value buy. If only this had shown up …

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