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These are the Costco wines that we found to be particularly good buys and in stores right now. So keep an eye out and get them before they’re gone.

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 …

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2013 Duckhorn and Peju Cabernet Sauvignon – A Blind Tasting

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 …

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Which of Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines Are Carried at Costco

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 …

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2014 Stags Leap Wine Cellars Karia Napa Chardonnay

Balance is the key here to this excellent Chardonnay I found at a Costco in Reno, NV with a $5 off special, taking the already fair price of $24.99 (retail is closer to $35), down to $19.99.  I should have bought a few more. This wine starts with huge aromas of vanilla, butter and cream, …

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2013 Textbook Napa Chardonnay

I found this to be an excellent Chardonnay, balanced perfectly between fruit, oak, acidity and body.  Just lovely really from start to finish.  Costco’s price of $18.99 is well below the retail price of $25, and this drinks like a wine that cost even more than that. Vibrant nose, loads of fruit; apple, lemon, orange …

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2011 Castelli del Grevepesa Castelgreve Chianti Classico Riserva

Here’s a great value buy at Costco.  The label has everything you want to see: Chianti Classico, Riserva, DOCG, and a price tag at Costco of only $12.99.  I dropped this one in the cart almost automatically when walking by and you should too because this is a perfect food wine for almost anything, amazing …

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2015 Kirkland Signature Cotes du Rhone Villages

I was kind of surprised to see the ’15 vintage of this arrive at my Costco stores, since it was about a year ago that we reviewed the 2013, so looks like we missed a vintage in there (coincidentally we jumped from ’11 to ’13 so maybe this one does skip vintages).   Regardless, I thought …

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