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 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
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!
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!
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!
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!