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2020 Pendulum Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

We picked up this bottle for a couple different reasons. First, we love Columbia Valley wines, and Washington State wines overall.  A while back we wrote a brief feature story about this, “Reflections on Washington State Wines and Why Everyone Should Be Buying Them.” So we wanted to know if this is one of those …

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2016 Chateau Bel Air Gloria Haut-Medoc Cru Bourgeois

Here’s one of those fun affordable Bordeaux finds that pop up occasionally in Costco.  This one actually appeared in the wooden boxes as opposed to the “cheap seats” (stacks of wine aisle) where the sub $20 ones often are found. You’ll notice the word Gloria in the name, and a quick Google search tells us …

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2019 Kirkland Signature Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

Among Costco wines, particularly those in the Kirkland portfolio, it is really hard to beat the Oakville Cabernet for $20. This new 2019 vintage arrived right on time, usually Feb-March. We’re happy to see the price stay the same at $19.99. It was $18.99 a few years back but has been holding steady at $19.99 …

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2019 Kirkland Signature Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

Here’s a Kirkland wine favorite we are always excited to see hit stores, the Rutherford Cabernet. This marks the third vintage we’ve tasted.  Previously, this was actually a Rutherford Meritage blend, but with the 2016 vintage it became a straight Cab.  We also seemed to have missed the 2017 vintage if one was produced; not …

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