Bottle and glass of 2020 Le Charmel Cotes de Provence Rosé

Costco has the Wine to Kick Off Rosé Season – Now 1/3rd Off!

Fast facts:

  • 2020 Le Charmel Cotes de Provence Rosé, France ($6.89* @ Costco, California – Item #1401944)

*price after $3 discount

 

NEWS FLASH: This has become our favorite pink wine, so it was a nice surprise to find it at Costco discounted by $3 – making a really good value a super, duper high QPR wine. Yea, those are technical terms.

Now, back to our original review:

 

I got a text from an East Coast friend last weekend proclaiming “rosé season is here finally.”  To anchor his point, he included this enticing photo, proving he was backing up assertion with action:

 

 Bottle and glasses of rose wine
Cheers to the season of pink wine – can Daylight Savings Time be far behind?

 

Then, as if on cue, I visited my local Costco the following day and found this new wine in their suddenly shrunken wine section. (More on that later.)

This is a seriously delicious rosé.  Here is a close-up of the label, so you can keep an eye out for it next time you are in your favorite warehouse store.  Buy it by the case. It’s gonna be a long, hot season of Daylight Savings Time!

 

Front label of 2020 Le Charmel Cotes de Provence Rosé
Front label of 2020 Le Charmel Cotes de Provence Rosé

 

Provence has become synonymous with some of the best rosé wines in the world.  One sip of this lovely wine and you will understand why.

Tasting Notes:

Pours a lovely pale salmon color with aromas of watermelon, strawberries and wild flowers. The palate is wonderfully crisp with notes of strawberry, pear, melon and orange peel.  Nice citrus and mineral finish. This wine – like most rosés – is the perfect all occasion wine. It pairs especially well with all seafood dishes (including sushi), salads, charcuterie and goat cheese and a wide range of vegetarian fare.

 

Bottle and glass of 2020 Le Charmel Cotes de Provence Rosé
Bottle and glass of 2020 Le Charmel Cotes de Provence Rosé

 

I mentioned the shrinking wine section at Costco. But it’s not just Costco, it’s Trader Joe’s as well.  Both stores claim they are having “supply chain issues” that are slowing down the delivery of imported wines. Thankfully it didn’t prevent this particular wine from landing on our shores.

Speaking of TJs and Costco…

 

Need More Wine Picks from Costco – or Trader Joe’s Even?

If your wine shopping excursions land you in Costco, prepare by grazing our most recent reviews of Costco wines here in our Lucky 13 list.

And if your shopping finds you at Trader Joe’s, you can find our Lucky 13 list of TJ’s wine here.

Stay safe and healthy everyone!

 

Cheers!

4 thoughts on “Costco has the Wine to Kick Off Rosé Season – Now 1/3rd Off!

  1. Good rosés are starting to trickle in to our local Costcos here in Tucson as well. I nabbed one bottle of the 2020 Chateau Vignelaure Coteaux d’ Aix in Provence Rosé at ~$12.99 and wish I had bought a case. It’s as good as the best Tavels I’ve had, with great flavor precision and balance.

    The overall wine situation at Costco is pretty dire though, with half the selection of just a few months ago and way too many oaky, alcoholic commodity California wines and way too few high-value, food-friendly European options. Just shows that supply chain problems are real, even for giants like Costco who do everything right.

    Thanks as always for your great reviews!

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