Very Good Red on Special

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    MassWineGuy
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    I hadn’t been to my local Costco in a few weeks until today. I saw and bought a bottle of Adela Vila Real 2013 Douro Reserva. I really like the wines from Portugal, especially the Douro valley. And for $6.89, I couldn’t resist.

    All I can say is Buy It! Won’t rock your world, but this is an extremely solid, flavorful and well-balanced red. Decent depth, good mouth feel and tannins, nice black fruit. My receipt listed it at $9.99 with a $3.10 discount, so I think that means it’s on a temporary markdown. At $6.89, you need a great argument why not to buy it. Definitely case worthy.

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    DavidMD
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    I agree, this has been at the Costco Arlington VA and it is an absolute steal at the price, the best buy I’ve ever had in a wine. I like it a lot.

    It’s also a Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Best Buy of 2017 (#59) at $12. I bought a case after trying a couple.

    It was such a good buy that I signed up for the forum to post about it, but someone beat me to it (I had technical problems posting until now).

    The name is Adega, not Adela.

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    MassWineGuy
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    Adega, yes! Obviously, I was researching this wine too empirically. David, how much was this at your Costco?

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    DavidMD
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    Same price as you, $6.89.

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    Douro Red
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    I bought a half dozen bottles of Vila Real in December and January and gave them as gifts and they were very well received. I saved one bottle for me. I paid about $7 for each bottle except the last two, when the discount went away. The Tampa-area Costco locations are out of this wine.

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