Costco Notes: The bouquet of cocoa powder, caramel, and anise works in harmony with the black cherry fruit signature of this wine. Bright and focused on the palate with a firm and appetizing finish. SP
Left Coast Tasting Notes:
Color: Very nice inky dark ruby wine.
Nose (aromas): Upon opening this wine, there was nothing on the nose. Once the wine was aerated, you capture a nice fruity bouquet that will draw you in.
Palate (flavors): Pulling the cork, although nice, it lacked character. Once aerated, a very full palate of berry and plum with a very balanced finish. Tends towards the dryer side of wines, with a bit of acid on the finish. You may also get a hint of the Petite Sirah, giving this wine a medium boldness.
Summary: This wine needs time to open up, so decant or aerate the wine to enjoy this well balanced wine. Pair this wine with BBQ chicken or a red pasta dish. We believe that this wine will hold for 3 to 7 years in your wine collection.
Rating: Solid Thursday creeping into Friday
93 Points, Editors’ Choice Wine Enthusiast, Jan. 2021
93 Points Wine Enthusiast 2018
93 Points Wine Enthusiast 2017
Value: We agreed, the wine was lovely and we would buy one or two more bottles at the current price point.
Grapes: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Petite Sirah, 2% Syrah, and 2% Malbec
Costco SKU: 1398217
Store Location: Danville, CA
Tasting Date: 10/29/2021
Tasting Panel: M.S., M.A., C.P., L.F., B.H.,M.C.
This review is part of a series of guest posts from Left Coast Wine Bloggers, a great group of wine lovers enjoying and reviewing Costco wines they find on the West Coast. You can read more about them here, and learn more about their rating system. We hope the addition of their wine reviews will expand the geographic coverage of the blog so you can find more of the wines we feature. Cheers.