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2018 Commanderie de la Bargemone Coteaux d’Aix en Provence Rose

This was the only Rose at my Costco on the day I was there that I hadn’t tasted before, so I figured I’d give it a shot.  And I’m glad that I did and have the chance to report back to all of you. This wine is absolutely delicious and completely caught me off guard.  …

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2015 First Drop Mere et Fils Adelaide Hills Chardonnay

I think we are in the middle of a resurgence in Australian wine.  For some reason, it seems that outside of the occasional Shiraz I would encounter, I didn’t come across a lot of Aussie wines, whether I’m looking at Costco or elsewhere over the past five years.  I know they’re there; I just wasn’t …

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2014 Château de Belcier Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux

There are a lot of interesting aspects to this wine. First up, we reviewed the 2012 vintage two years ago (don’t remember seeing a 2013 at Costco but I may have missed it) and really enjoyed the wine rating it 88 points and we found it to be a great value for the price which …

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2017 Zorzettig Sauvignon Blanc

I worked at a restaurant in New York that had an excellent Italian Sauvignon Blanc by the glass.  I remember people’s reactions when they would try it, a mixture of surprise and delight, and for this reason I would often recommend it.  A lot of people tend to associate Sauvignon Blanc with either grapefruit, freshly-cut …

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2016 Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Merlot

This wine has been a Costco staple for a while, and it seems to come and go along with other varietals in the line.  I’ve seen the Indian Wells Cabernet and Chardonnay at times, and the wines are usually in the wooden bins on the tables.  At $13.99, it’s one of those wines that could …

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2018 Craggy Range Te Muna Sauvignon Blanc

Here’s an interesting New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc that we found at our Costco for $16.99, which is more than we usually pay for wines like this, so we wanted to see what it was all about. Initially, and upon a quick glance, we thought this was the more typical Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand’s popular …

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2017 Firesteed Pinot Noir Willamette Valley

Finding a good, dependable and affordable every day Pinot Noir is a serious challenge.  Whether you go to France, New Zealand, or the US, good luck finding one that’s fun to drink and under $15.  This Firesteed bottle just might be the one though. Thank you Costco. Retail price is around $16, but Costco is …

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NV Casa Farvive Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG

I love the shape of this bottle. It’s short and fat and looks like the top-half of a magnum. Perhaps not the best fit to store on a wine rack, but this type of wine can be stored upright for years without compromise. I don’t personally recommend storing this wine for years, however. I usually …

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2015 Bodega Norton Privada Family Blend

We are always fans of the Norton Malbec that you frequently find gracing Costco’s shelves for only $12. It’s super consistent year to year and hard to beat for the price. Here’s Norton red blend, that is still dominated by Malbec (40%), but brings in 30% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and we found it …

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