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2019 Kirkland Signature Carneros Pinot Noir

There are quite a few solid choices for Pinot Noir at Costco right now, and this new Kirkland Carneros bottle is among the better buys in our opinion. It’s hard to find Pinot from Carneros this affordably priced, and also this good. That’s what we hope (and have come to expect) Kirkland wines to deliver …

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2018 Kirkland Signature Chianti Classico Riserva

There are quite a few new vintages of popular Kirkland wines hitting stores right now.  This Chianti is always an interesting find for us that we are anxious to taste but never super excited about. Right off the bat though there’s some good news, a price drop.  For as long as I can remember this …

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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, …

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2020 Willamette Valley Vineyards Whole Cluster Rose of Pinot Noir

It was about two years ago when we tasted through quite a few wines from Willamette Valley Vineyards, including this rosé in the 2018 vintage. We also did a blind tasting of three of their Pinot Noirs which was a lot of fun. While we’ve enjoyed the wines from Willamette Valley Vineyards, the people behind …

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2019 Kirkland Signature Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Finding this wine is a surprise on a number of fronts, but let’s start with the new label.  What do you think?  I kind of like it; definitely fresher and more exciting than the standard Kirkland wine labels. There’s no back label on this new design, just a small block of text on the side …

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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 …

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A Few of Our Favorite (Non Costco) Wine Resources and Items

We’re going to take a quick break from the Costco wine reviews for what we hope is a fun post that brings value to your wine experiences.  There are so many great resources in the wine world right now, and we thought we’d highlight a few of our favorites, as perhaps you’ll discover a few …

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2018 Kirkland Signature Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

There are some interesting Kirkland bottles floating around Costco stores nationwide right now.  This is definitely one that caught our attention.  It’s a straight Napa Valley Cabernet, not the blend that we’ve reviewed for several vintages (or the older Napa County, not Valley), and not the appellation designated Cabs (Stags, Rutherford, Oakville). This is a …

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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 …

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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 …

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