The Secret’s Out About these Great Chilean Wines from Costco

Glass and bottle of 2018 Santa Rita Secret Reserve Red Blend

Fast facts: 2018 Santa Rita Secret Reserve Red Blend, Maipo Valley, Chile ($10.99 @ Costco, California – Item #623337)   While technically a new world blend, I would have pegged this red wine (a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah, 15% Carignan and 10% Grenache) as an old world wine, possibly French if tasted … Read moreThe Secret’s Out About these Great Chilean Wines from Costco

Three from Costco for this Thirsty Thursday – All Way Under $10!

Three Thirsty Thursday bottles of featured wines from Costco - all under $10!

Fast facts: 2018 Santa Rita Secret Reserve Pinot Noir, Leyda Valley, Chile $5.99* (@Costco, California, Item# 1154159) 2019 Kirkland Signature Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina $6.99 (@Costco, California, Item# 1239144) 2019 Kirkland Signature Côtes du Rhône Villages, Rhône Valley, France  $6.99 (@Costco; California – Item #: 887774) *net price after $5 in store discount If you’re like us, … Read moreThree from Costco for this Thirsty Thursday – All Way Under $10!

90 Point Wine for $6.49 – Thanks Costco!

Bottle and glass of Secret Reserve 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon from Costco

Fast Facts on this Week’s Featured Wine: 2018 Secret Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Maipo Valley, Chile  ($6.49* @Costco in California – Item #160928) *net price after $2 .50 discount   Tasting Notes: The nose has aromas of toasted oak, dried black cherry and blackberry. First sips show medium dry tannins, and flavors of blackberry, spiced plum, … Read more90 Point Wine for $6.49 – Thanks Costco!

Crazy Good Costco Deals on Pinot Noir – Procrastination, Rewarded!

Two bottles and glasses of Pinot Noir from Costco. Both well under $10.

Fast Facts: 2017  Santa Rita Secret Reserve Pinot Noir, Maipo Valley, Chile  ($5.99 @Costco; California – Item #1154159) 2018  Lockwood Vineyard Pinot Noir, Monterey, California  ($6.99 @Costco; California – Item #699482) I couldn’t resist trying these two Pinot Noirs from my local Costco. My expectations were low. Wines this far below $10 (especially when that … Read moreCrazy Good Costco Deals on Pinot Noir – Procrastination, Rewarded!

A big, bold red wine from Chile – and Costco!

Front label of 2016 Aresti Trisquel Gran Reserva Red Blend Wine

The Aresti 2016 Gran Reserva ($12.99 at Costco) is what we refer to in the wine business as a “big red wine.”  Yeah, it’s a technical term… Fast facts: 2016 Aresti Trisquel Gran Reserva Red Blend, Curicó Valley, Chile  ($12.99 @Costco; California – Costco Item #: 1314386)     Unlike past visits, my most recent wine spelunking expedition to … Read moreA big, bold red wine from Chile – and Costco!