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2018 Willamette Valley Vineyards Whole Cluster Rose of Pinot Noir

At the end of last year, we did a feature story where we blind tasted three Pinot Noirs from Willamette Valley Vineyards, all of which are available at select Costco stores.  And we really enjoyed them. Next up is their Rosé which is made from Whole Cluster Pinot Noir.  Given their expertise in crafting Pinot …

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2016 Martin Ray Pinot Noir Sonoma County

It’s been a little while since we’ve reviewed a Pinot Noir.  I guess it’s the chillier winter months making us gravitate towards the bigger reds, but this one stood out to me on my last trip to Costco for a few different reasons. First, the price, which was $15.99.  I was pretty certain that I …

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Blind Tasting Three Costco Pinot Noirs from Willamette Valley Vineyards

Willamette Valley Vineyards is one of the largest, if not the largest, producers of Pinot Noir in Oregon. I’ve been a big fan of the wines I’ve tried from them, notably the Whole Cluster Pinot that is regularly recognized as a top value buy in Oregon Pinot. It’s also a wine that I listed as …

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2015 Scott Paul La Paulee Pinot Noir Willamette Valley

Finding this Oregon Pinot from Scott Paul was a pleasant surprise that was stuffed in the middle of the cheap seats (the wine aisles, not the wooden boxes).   This is a high caliber Pinot with a retail price of $40, a standard Costco price of $30, and then an absolutely insane limited time discount of …

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2015 Walt Blue Jay Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

Super happy I tried this Walt Pinot Noir from Anderson Valley.  It was $36.99 at my Costco, so I was really hoping for a great and memorable wine, and that’s exactly what I found. Retail price on this bottle ranges from $40-$46 if you bounce between Wine.com and Wine Enthusiast; plus the latter gave the …

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2016 Kirkland Signature Carneros Pinot Noir

We reviewed the Kirkland Russian River Valley Pinot Noir a few months back and concluded that it was a good wine for the price. I recently picked up a bottle of its cousin, the 2016 Kirkland Carneros Pinot Noir, and was eager to see how it compared. Carneros is one of the sixteen sub-appellations of …

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2015 Firesteed Pinot Noir Willamette Valley

This is flat out an insane Costco wine buy for only $10.49.  Good Pinot is hard to come by at this price point, but this Firesteed bottle from Oregon’s Willamette Valley is really a standout. It’s funny because the wine steward at my Costco (who doesn’t know I do this site) was hounding me as …

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2016 Kirkland Signature Russian River Pinot Noir

I enjoyed the current 2016 vintage of this Kirkland classic perhaps more than in year’s past.  It is again an absolute steal to be able to grab a Pinot from Sonoma’s famed Russian River Valley for only $12.99.  The price continues to be the main selling point here for a decent bottle of Pinot but …

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2015 Francis Coppola Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

I watched The Godfather about a week ago. Being more of a wine-nerd than I am a film-nerd, I have always associated “Coppola” with wine. I remember receiving a bottle of the “Diamond Collection” Claret as a gift from a friend about ten years ago and thinking it was something very special because of the …

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The Best of Santa Barbara 6 Bottle Boutique Wine Sampler

Here’s a fun set of wines that you don’t see every day packaged up in a nice suitcase with detailed notes on every wine for only $49.99 at Costco right now. I’m told this set is primarily in California Costco stores but keep an eye out for it elsewhere along with other California region specific …

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2012 Thomas George Estates Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

I love Costco rebates. I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again. You will not find a particular wine for a better price than a Costco wine that has an instant rebate. This intriguing new addition to the Costco wine department arrived earlier this week in select clubs around the metro Atlanta area. My …

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2014 Seaside Cellars Pinot Noir New Zealand

Ok, I know what you’re thinking. Another Pinot Noir review? Can’t she branch out and try something different? Sure, I could, but hear me out. This Pinot Noir is from New Zealand, received 90 Points from Wine Spectator, and is only $9.99 per bottle at Costco. Also, it has this cool “Cat in the Hat” …

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