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2018 San Simeon Pinot Noir Monterey

We’ve had some fun tasting through a few of the Pinot Noirs at Costco right now that are priced under $20. We tasted the Cloudline (Willamette) and Rodney Strong (Russian River), enjoyed both and went 88 points on each one. Let’s move to another area known for amazing Pinot Noir, Monterey county and the sustainable …

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2019 Cloudline Pinot Noir

We tasted and reviewed the 2018 vintage of the Cloudline Pinot Noir from Costco last year and really enjoyed it.  This bottle is especially appealing because it’s produced by the Drouhin Family who have been making wine in France’s Burgundy region since 1880.  So they have a little experience with Pinot Noir, and are usually …

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2020 Willamette Valley Vineyards White Pinot Noir

This is perhaps the most interesting wine I’ve tasted in a long time, and it is the first time I’ve tasted a “white” Pinot Noir. I felt pretty confident in the hands of Willamette Valley Vineyards because they are experts with Pinot Noir.  We’ve highlighted quite a few of their Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs over …

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2019 Monte Degli Angeli Piemonte Pinot Noir

Here’s a fun Costco wine find that we were super curious about.  You don’t see a ton of Italian Pinot Noir out there; plus this wine originated from Italy’s famed Piedmont region, where you also find a number of high caliber reds. The price was great at $7.49 and the Costco placard proudly displayed the …

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2019 Kirkland Signature Carneros Pinot Noir

There are quite a few solid choices for Pinot Noir at Costco right now, and this new Kirkland Carneros bottle is among the better buys in our opinion. It’s hard to find Pinot from Carneros this affordably priced, and also this good. That’s what we hope (and have come to expect) Kirkland wines to deliver …

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2017 Cambria Julia’s Vineyard Pinot Noir

It’s been a long time, more than six years, since we last reviewed the Cambria Julia’s Vineyard Pinot Noir.  But that was certainly not the last time we’ve tasted this wine as it is on my go-to list for value Pinot.  It’s just not always available at Costco so scoop it up when you find …

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2018 Kirkland Signature Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

It’s nice to see this Kirkland Pinot return to store shelves in the latest 2018 vintage.  This bottle is a reader and personal favorite among the Kirkland wine portfolio. There are a few important things to note that are carried over from the prior 2017 vintage.   First is the price which has stayed the same …

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2017 Louis Latour Les Bastides Pinot Noir

Louis Latour is a powerhouse in Burgundy wine, and this is an interesting offering from them because it is actually grown outside the confines of Burgundy. It’s a little tricky to navigate on the label, and the last time we reviewed this wine, a reader popped in with some good info.  This wine is actually …

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2017 Joseph Phelps Freestone Pinot Noir Sonoma

Joseph Phelps is one of my top ten wine producers from California, and it is a nice surprise to see their Freestone Pinor Noir from the Sonoma Coast hit Costco shelves.  You’ve probably seen their high-end red blend, the Joseph Phelps Insignia, hanging around stores too for $200, which is a very good price on …

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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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