Skip to Content

2018 Willamette Valley Vineyards Dijon Clone Chardonnay

There’s an interesting story behind this wine as evidenced by the clue in its name “Dijon Clone.” Willamette Valley Vineyards founder Jim Bernau travelled to Burgundy France in the 80’s and brought back these vines for use in Oregon vineyards where he expected they might also thrive.  And based on my tasting on this bottle, …

Read More about 2018 Willamette Valley Vineyards Dijon Clone Chardonnay

2018 Kirkland Signature Suscol Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

I was so happy to finally find this bottle last night. There’s been a lot of discussion among readers nationwide who saw this one arrive in their stores before it made it’s way here. The feedback has been extremely positive and I was curious what Costco could pack into a single vineyard Napa Cab for …

Read More about 2018 Kirkland Signature Suscol Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Langlois Chateau Cremant de Loire Brut

We drink a fair amount of bubbly wine at our house.  It just goes with anything, any meal, anybody.  Long time readers know that we love the Kirkland Champagne for $19.99.  That’s real French Champagne at an almost unheard of price. We were excited to see another French bubbly hit our Costco stores, this time …

Read More about Langlois Chateau Cremant de Loire Brut

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 …

Read More about 2017 Cambria Julia’s Vineyard Pinot Noir

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 …

Read More about 2018 Kirkland Signature Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

2013 Casa de Santar Reserva Red Blend Portugal

There are a lot of places throughout Europe to find good red wine values.  A few of my go to’s are Rioja/Ribera/Toro in Spain, Chianti/Barbera in Italy, Rhone/Cru Beaujolais in France. And Portuguese wines definitely fit the bill. They consistently overdeliver at very reasonable price points. The challenge is that they just aren’t prevalent enough.  …

Read More about 2013 Casa de Santar Reserva Red Blend Portugal

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 …

Read More about 2017 Joseph Phelps Freestone Pinot Noir Sonoma

2019 Kirkland Signature Sancerre

It’s always exciting when there’s a new addition to the Kirkland Signature portfolio of wines, and we’ve seen a few good ones over the past 12 months.  There was the new K Vine Kirkland wines (Chardonnay and Rosé) from Charles Smith, and the Kirkland Barolo that come to mind. This Sancerre is definitely on the …

Read More about 2019 Kirkland Signature Sancerre

2018 Ridge Three Valleys Sonoma Red Wine

Ridge is hands down one of my favorite U.S. wine producers so when I see one of their distinct labels hit Costco shelves, it’s like finding a treasure for me.  And this bottle especially because it is a wine from Ridge that I’ve never tasted before, and Costco’s price was right on the mark. Finding …

Read More about 2018 Ridge Three Valleys Sonoma Red Wine

2018 Duckhorn Decoy Sonoma Red Wine

These are always fun wines to try so I was looking forward to popping open this Decoy Red from Sonoma.  Decoy, as many of you know, is a second wine, turned second brand, of Duckhorn Vineyards and they are priced well below those “first” wines that carry the Duckhorn name. We’ve reviewed several of the …

Read More about 2018 Duckhorn Decoy Sonoma Red Wine

2016 Pagodes de Cos St Estephe Bordeaux

I love it when Costco carries these second wines from top estates.  In this case, we’re tasting the second bottle from Chateau Cos d’Estournel, whose main estate grand vin is $200-$250.  So accessing this world class property for under $50 is a pretty good way to go. I still would like to see Costco’s price …

Read More about 2016 Pagodes de Cos St Estephe Bordeaux