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2016 Long Meadow Ranch Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc

So it’s a hot Atlanta day and I’m by a pool with friends who are mostly drinking Creature Comforts and other GA- based craft beers, but today, like many days, I’m sipping on white wine, and a good one at that. It is the Long Meadow Ranch Sauvignon Blanc from Rutherford.  At $15.99 at my …

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2014 Robert Mondavi Oakville Fume Blanc

Every now and then Costco will get a wine for a mega-good bargain price. This one jumped out at me yesterday. I noticed first that the price was significantly less than normal retail and second that the wine has been immediately deleted (marked with an asterisk). Robert Mondavi originally coined the marketing term “Fume Blanc” …

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2016 Grove Mill Sauvignon Blanc Wairau Valley Marlborough

I admit I’m a sucker for New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs, especially as the weather warms up, although lately I’ve been leaning more towards Vino Verdes when I’m looking a simple refreshing, no thought to it, white wine.  I wish Costco would offer some Vino Verde choices, but I have yet to see any near me. …

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2015 Patient Cottat Sancerre Anciennes Vignes

Having made a goal to explore new white wines this year, one area I’ve been avoiding is Sauvignon Blanc, which is a varietal I feel I got my fill of last summer.  However, when we’re talking French Sauvignon Blanc, especially from Sancerre which lies in the eastern part of the Loire Valley, Sauvignon Blanc takes …

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2014 Groth Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

I was recently in Napa and enjoyed an amazing tasting with food pairings at B Cellars, in a prime semi-new Oakville location, that I highly recommend, as much for the food as for the B Cellars wines, especially their ’12 Dr. Crane.  But across the street from B Cellars, in this prime of all prime spots …

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2014 Duckhorn Napa Sauvignon Blanc

Here’s a great summer pleaser, and a wine I’ve always enjoyed in large part because it’s made in a white Bordeaux style with a bit of Semillion in the blend.  This creates a wine that’s still packed with flavor but the lower acidity and extra body of the Semillion keeps the “puckerness” under control, which I prefer, plus I find …

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2014 Domaine Vincent Delaporte a Chavignol Sancerre

This is a lovely expression of Sauvignon Blanc from France’s Loire Valley.  The wine is clean, crisp and bright, bursting with citrus fruit flavor, a little acidic bite and a lasting finish.  When you find Sancerre priced like this ($19.99) you might want to scoop it up.  I’ll likely be making a return trip to …

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2015 Brancott Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

I review the Brancott Sauvignon Blanc every year, and almost always go 87 points on it.  This year’s vintage is no exception.  These Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs are pretty consistent and if you enjoy their style, then this year’s Brancott will find favor with you as well. In my review of the ’14 Brancott I mention …

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CostcoWineBlog.com’s Highest Rated Wines of 2015

First off, thanks so much for visiting and supporting this site.  It’s been seven years since we started this site, and it began completely on a whim as I posted random stories online about buying wine at Costco.  At that point I never thought it would have the readership and following that it does now.  So …

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2013 Vina Maipo Vitral Sauvignon Blanc

Sometimes I forget about the white wines from South America, and this one that I purchased at my Costco for only $8.79 reminded me of the great value you can get from whites (and reds) from this area. We prepared some Mahi and Brussel spouts on a hot Atlanta day, and this wine was perfect before, during …

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