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I’ve been running this site for several years now and it amazes me how it’s grown over the years. The idea for this site originated from a simple blog post I made about buying wine at Costco for a now defunct website that I used to maintain with some friends.  That article generated 50X the …

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You don’t find many white burgundies under $12 and most of them are not as good as this one. Priced at $11.99 at Costco, this is a thoroughly enjoyable expression of Chardonnay that I imagine most white wine fans will enjoy. Bright and vibrant on the nose, this wine really lets the fruit shine through …

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Holy smokes, this wine is a steal for only $7 at Costco. If you are not drinking wines from Portugal and Spain right now, you need to hop a country or two from where you might be tasting and experience the insane value from these regions right now. Maybe the varietal makeup is a little …

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Reviewed by Michael S Combine a very good value wine at Costco with a $2.00 discount and you’ve got one tasty treat. First, my bias disclaimer: I’ve been very impressed with Columbia Crest’s H3 line of wines over the years. They’ve offered one of my favorite Merlots and their Cabernet Sauvs have been quite nice. …

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   I was intrigued when I found this bottle at my Costco.  A WA state Malbec from a producer I’ve had wines from, and enjoyed before, for $17.99.  I had to give it a shot, and I’m happy to report that I found this to be an excellent wine.

Nose was a little floral with some berry and a little spice.  In the glass the wine is really an light inky purple, looking a little younger than it turned out to be.  Flavors of black licorice, blueberry, tobacco and some cinnamon lead into a nice dry, long finish.  Very nice wine.

I’m about to fire up the grill and then will see how this pairs with some barbeque chicken and grilled veggies.  I’m glad I tried this one.  It’s a fun wine, a little something different, and a good buy at $18. Rating: 90 Points
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA
Costco item number: 850117

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     Not a bad buy for only $9.99 at Costco.  There are some aspects of this wine I found very pleasant, and it was a bit of a roller coaster since the wine changed quite a bit after a little air, and after warming up slightly from the (too cold) fridge temp.

I didn’t get a lot on the nose.  There are slight floral aromas surrounded by a notable peach scent.  The wine is a pale yellow in the glass.  Light in body with flavors of citrus fruit, apple, peach and some grapefruity tart.  Finish holds on to that acidity, more tart and wraps up rather quickly. 

In all, I really admire Bonterra’s organic growing practices and they produced a good bottle here for the money.  This is a good one for summertime. Rating: 86 Points
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA
Costco item number: 294474

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   Charles Krug is a good dependable name and I generally feel their wines deliver what you want for the price.  This white was $12.99 at Costco and it continues to be a good match of quality to price.

Almost see through in the glass, this wine is packed with lemon, peach, apricot and grapefruit flavors, bright and not too sour or tarty.  Nice through to the finish where the wine falls a little flat and disappears quickly after each sip. Still, not a bad buy, and it is a good versatile summer wine. Rating: 86 Points
Purchased at Costco in Atlanta, GA:
Costco item number: 317024

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    Here’s a $10 winner at Costco.  What a beautiful Chianti for the money.  It’s a Chianti Classico, DOCG, single vineyard…everything you want to see on the label. Why it’s only $10 is beyond me.

I could tell on the pour and after a quick sniff this was going to be an enjoyable wine.  The wine looks bright and lively in the glass, not too dark, and it is relatively medium to light in body.  Nothing overbearing.  Nice fruit, red cherry, with a little tart to it, some cranberry perhaps, hints of strawberry and plum.  Sticky finish.  Pretty smooth character on this wine.

For only $10 this is your go to mid-week meal wine.  It’s light and easy, perfect for almost anything.  I’m going to add this bottle to our Value Picks list.  Enjoy this one. Rating: 89 Points
*Value Pick*
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA
Costco item number: 819237

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   Obviously a catchy label, and the story depicted is kind of interesting.  The wine is a tribute to the culture built by British convicts who were sent to live in Australia instead of facing a death sentence in Britain for committing one of 19 crimes.

Tastes like mostly Shiraz and it’s fresh being a 2012.  I’m not sure what other varietals are in here, but the wine is slightly sweet, light in the mouth, pretty one dimensional with light spice, and overall an ok buy for only $8.99. 

Sometimes the cool bottle houses a great wine (remember this fantastic Aussie wine).  Other times it dresses up a mediocre wine.  This one falls somewhere in the gray area in between, leaning toward the latter. Rating: 86 Points
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA
Costco item number: 792283

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