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A To Z Oregon Pinot Noir (A Vertical Tasting, 2012 and 2013)

[Reviewed by Josh L] Recently I had the rare – and accidental – opportunity to do a “vertical” tasting after buying two bottles of wine at Costco. In the store, I wasn’t fully paying attention, and after arriving home, I learned that I had one each of the 2012 and 2013 vintages of the A …

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2013 Acacia Carneros Pinot Noir

Reviewed by CostcoWineBlog.com Contributor Michael S Ever since Sideways dissed merlot and made pinot noir the “cool red” in 2004, I’ve pretty much shunned pinot.  (I’ve never handled “cool” well). Everyone once in a while I’d enjoy a Paso Robles or Oregon pinot with a meal but, generally, I found the pinot noir to range …

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Top 5 Kirkland Signature Wines To Look For In Your Warehouse Right Now

There are quite a few really enjoyable Kirkland wines available right now in Costco stores at very good prices.  Keep in mind every store and area is different.  You might not be able to find all of these, but what follows are some of our favorites from the past few months, ranked by our ratings from high …

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2013 Schug Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

[Reviewed by Josh L] We drink a lot of Pinot Noirs, ranging from domestic California, Oregon and Washington State, to “old world” versions from Burgundy and “new world” iterations from New Zealand. And in all of the Pinot Noirs, from all the places in the world, of all vintages, cork vs. alternative tops, blends or …

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2012 Kirkland Signature Series Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

It was a pleasant surprise to come across this bottle from Costco’s Kirkland label.  They’ve really expanded their reach to include a wider selection of wines from numerous prestigious wine growing areas around the globe.  So I would advise to take note on your next trip to Costco.  You might be surprised what you find. …

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CostcoWineBlog.com’s Highest Rated Wines of 2014

At the end of every year we look back at the previous 12 months of reviews and assemble a list of the highest rated wines we enjoyed from Costco. But first let’s take a quick look back at 2014, which was another big year for the site.  We moved to a new hosting platform and responsive design …

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2014 Costco Wine Thanksgiving Picks

It’s always difficult to find the perfect Thanksgiving wine that everyone will unanimously agree pairs perfect with the hodge podge of food and flavors that are typically served on Thanksgiving tables around the country.  I tend to opt for a variety of different wines, and enjoy tasting them all at the same time with the …

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2012 Cambria Julia’s Vineyard Pinot Noir

I adore this wine and it’s hard to believe it’s only $20.  Julia’s Vineyard Pinot makes an occasional appearance at Costco and it’s a must buy when it does.  Consistently year to year this Pinot overdelivers.  It’s a big balanced and interestingly complex wine for its price range. Lively aromas, floral and peppery, the wine …

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A Couple Thanksgiving Wine Picks from Costco

I’m a believer that many different types of wine can complement the Thanksgiving holiday. The variety of food with such varying characteristics means there’s not really any single home run wine that matches all the flavors.  I like to serve one white and one red bottle with the meal (at the same time, one glass of each per person), usually preceeded by a bubbly, Champagne or Presecco, while the meal is prepared.

With listing Costco wines, it’s always a moving target since the inventory moves so quickly.  But I found two wines we reviewed recently that I really enjoyed and that I think would be a good complement to the Thanksgiving celebration.  These were purchased at a Costco store in Atlanta, GA so I can’t say if you’ll be able to find them near you.  But keep an eye out.
– Andrew, Editor
 

  I really enjoyed the Baileyana Chardonnay so was thrilled to see the Pinot hits store shelves.  This is an $18 Pinot that drinks like it cost two to three times that.  It’s an easy crowd pleaser, with great mouthfeel and has enough vanilla, pepper and spice going on to jazz up almost any meal.  My review here.
  I’m a fan of most Carneros wines and this Chardonnay hit me right on all accords.  Rich, layered with touches of butter, cream and oak, but not too much.  In my experience Neyers has never produced a bad wine.  They are dependable, and for $25, this is a solid Chardonnay.  My full review here.
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2009 Baileyana Firepeak Vineyard Pinot Noir

This is an awesome, highly approachable, drink anytime, Pinot Noir.  I love Pinots because you can pair them with just about anything, and in the summertime, when the whites start blending together, a Pinot is always the solution.

This bottle is $17.99 at Costco, and it is a fantastic Pinot in my opinion.  It’s as smooth as smooth gets.  I usually hate using the word “smooth” to describe wine but in this case, it tastes near perfect.  This wine is fresh, opening up with red berry flavors with some vanilla, a little pepper, subtle tannins and a lasting finish.  I enjoyed this bottle with a spicy veggie stir fry and it was absolutely perfect.

I’m a big fan and plan on adding a couple to the cellar.  I’m also putting this on our Silver Rated wine list, which typically doesn’t see many wines under $20.  And if you didn’t read my review of the Firepeak Chardonnay, it is also a big time winner.  This is a winery to remember.

CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 92 Points
*Silver Rated*

Costco item number: 345740

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