Fast facts: 2021 Valle de Inez Pinot Noir, San Luis Obispo, CA ($9.99* @ Costco, California – Item #1374624) *Net price after $10 in store discount It’s hard to believe, but we will be celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday here in the United States in three short weeks. Then we’re on the slippery slope to … Read moreOur First Wine Pick in our Countdown to TDay
Fast facts: 2020 Kirkland Signature Pinot Noir, Carneros, Napa Valley, California ($9.99 @ Costco, California – Item #505074) In last week’s post, titled Pinotrama! we reviewed a Trader Joe’s Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir. And in said post, we promised a follow up with another $9.99 Pinot Noir – this time from Costco. Here … Read morePinotRama Too
Fast facts: 2020 Trader Joe’s Reserve Pinot Noir Lot #229, Santa Rita Hills, Santa Barbara County, California ($9.99 @ Trader Joe’s, California) When not obsessing on finding crazy good wine values to feature here, I am doing deep dives into the music of rock and power pop. If you are similarly afflicted, you may … Read morePinotrama!
Fast facts: 2018 Boen Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey County, California ($17.99* @ Costco, California – Item #1641974) *Net price after $5.00 store discount Let’s start with the name, BÖEN. The owner/winemaker chose it because, in his words: “BÖEN is a translation of ‘The Farm’ and I chose it as a reminder to … Read moreFrom the Pinot Master
Fast facts: 2020 Trader Joe’s Reserve Chalone Pinot Noir, California ($9.99 @ Trader Joe’s, California) Astute readers may recall that once before (July of 2021 to be precise) we annointed a different wine as the best $10 Pinot Noir in America. But you may recall that one was from Costco. Nonetheless, this one may … Read moreIs this the Best $10 Pinot Noir in America?
Fast facts: 2020 Ocean View Pinot Noir, San Luis Obispo County, California ($14.99 @Trader Joe’s, California) 2019 Opolo Summit Creak Vineyard Zinfandel, Paso Robles, California ($12.99 @Costco, California) We say “finally” in our subject line not to imply that we have been keeping you waiting for our red wine picks for the Thanksgiving holiday, … Read moreFinally, a Pair of Thanksgiving Red Wines – one each from TJs and Costco
Fast facts: 2020 Trader Joe’s Grand Reserve Pinot Noir Lot #106, Santa Rita Hills, California ($12.99 @Trader Joe’s, California) This wine was recently featured in Trader Joe’s infamous in-store rag, The Fearless Flyer. Here’s what they had to say about this wine: “Located in the Santa Ynez Valley near Santa Barbara, CA, surrounded … Read moreWorld Class Pinot Noir Under $15?!
Fast facts: 2019 Kirkland Signature Pinot Noir, Carneros, Napa Valley, California ($9.99 @ Costco, California – Item #505074) The back label of this bottle provides a pretty good introduction to this wine and the Carneros wine growing region as well: The Carneros AVA is the first wine region in California to be defined by … Read moreIs this Costco wine the Best $10 Pinot Noir in America?
Fast Facts: 2016 Stasis Pinot Noir, Murmur Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley, California ($13.99* @Costco in California – Item #826896) 2018 Four Virtues Pinot Noir, Monterey County, California ($9.99* @Costco in California – Item #1556414) *net price after $10 (Stasis) and $7 (Four Virtues) discounts I do hope you appreciate all that alliteration we packed into that … Read moreA Pair of Pinots Promotionally Priced at Costco
Fast facts: NV Underwood Pinot Gris, Oregon ($4.99 @Trader Joe’s, California) NV Underwood Rosé Bubbles, Oregon ($5.49 @Trader Joe’s, California NV Sea Salted Saddle Potato Crisps ($1.49 @Trader Joe’s, California) I was first introduced to the idea that “form follows function” as a college student encountering the the work of the modern architects and Bauhaus. Simply … Read morePicnic building blocks from Trader Joe’s include wines – in a can!