• 2012 Burgess Estate Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

    This is a classic, quintessential Howell Mountain Cab that is a blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Petit Verdot, all of which is mountain fruit.  And that mountain character shines through in a wine that I really enjoyed.  At $42 at Costco, for a Howell mountain wine of this caliber, it is still a very ...
  • 2013 Duckhorn Cabernet Sauvignon

    We had a small get together with some wine friends and I decided to put two popular Napa Cabs from Costco blindly against each other.  Both wines were from 2013, and reasonably close in price.  I have tried both before from different vintages but have never tasted them side by side so was excited to see ...
  • Vetus Toro

    What a beauty here for $20 at Costco.  As regular readers know, I’m a huge fan of Spanish wines, and am working on a book right now about the region and what awesome values you can score.  Toro is a big part of that story, and a region that just delivers ridiculous value right now ...
  • 2012 Condado de Haza Ribera del Duero

    Here’s another wine that was listed on Wine Spectator’s list of the Top 100 wines of 2016.  It was #18 on the list and is priced at only $17.99 at Costco, which is a steal for this wine.  This same bottle is $32 at Total Wine right now.  Expect it to move fast at Costco. And ...
  • 2014 Intrinsic Cabernet Sauvignon

    This wine seemed to be everywhere over the past few months.  It was first featured as the wine of the month at my local wine shop, then later appeared at Costco for $19.99, and just a few weeks ago this wine was featured as one of Wine Spectator’s Top 100 wines of 2016 (#32). I ...
  • 33567

    As I do every year, I want to present a list of the wines we bought at Costco and rated the highest throughout 2016. It’s always a little tricky because many of these wines will be long gone from your local warehouse, but you never know what you’ll find if you’re on the lookout.  Sometimes ...
  • 27148

    Every year, Wine Spectator magazine releases their top 100 wines of the year, and when they do these wines generally fly off shelves.  So the big question: which of these wines does Costco carry? Here’s a list we started, and we will add to it as we see more.  Feel free to add any others ...
  • 2014 Kirkland Signature Pauillac Bordeaux

    You can always tell the premium Kirkland wines by the slight tint of gray in the label, so I spotted this one from a distance. I also have been on the look out for it since several readers have posted pictures on Facebook asking for a review.  And I am big a fan of Pauillac Bordeaux ...
  • 2011 Orben Rioja

    What a wine this is, Wow.  The nose really starts things off.  Wait until you get a load of this nose.  The aromas jump out of the glass in a very unique combination of Wrigley mint gum and an herbal garden.  I don’t think I’ve ever smelled a wine quite like this before, and I ...
  • 2014 Cave du Roi Dagobert Riesling Racines et Terroirs

    Thanksgiving is always an interesting holiday to me when it comes to wine picks.  A typical Thanksgiving meal has many different flavors going on and it’s really hard to zero in on one style of wine that can handle them all. As I think about this more now, having done a few yearly Thanksgiving picks, ...