Is this Costco wine the Best $10 Pinot Noir in America?

Bottle and glass of Kirkland Signature 2019 Carneros Pinot Noir from Costco.

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?

Two Great Under $10 Chards from TJs – and a warning…

Bottles and glasses of Sanborn and Buena Vista Chardonnays from Traders Joe's

Fast facts: 2018 Sanborn Chardonnay, Santa Rita Hills, California ($7.99 @Trader Joe’s,  California) 2018  Buena Vista Chardonnay, Los Carneros, California ($9.99 @Trader Joe’s,  California)  Stop the presses… In the most recent posts, we have been swapping high fives about how darn good the market for fine wines in California is right now due to Covid.  … Read moreTwo Great Under $10 Chards from TJs – and a warning…

2 Chardonnays – a Study in Contrasts. Both under $10 – from Trader Joe’s!

Bottle and glass of a California and French Chardonnay, both from Trader Joe's

Fast facts: 2019 Mâcon-Verzé Chardonnay, France ($8.99 @Trader Joe’s,  California) 2018  The Divine Chardonnay, Los Carneros, California ($7.99 @Trader Joe’s,  California)  Chardonnay is the most popular white wine in the world. And like most grape varieties, how it tastes has a lot to do with where it’s grown.  In this post, we are highlighting Chardonnay … Read more2 Chardonnays – a Study in Contrasts. Both under $10 – from Trader Joe’s!

The right wines from the right places at the right Costco price. Right?

Bottles and glasses of Kirkland Signature Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

Fast facts: 2018 Kirkland Signature Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California $12.99 (@Costco; California, Item# 789895) 2018 Kirkland Signature Pinot Noir, Carneros, Napa Valley $9.99 (@Costco; California, Item # 505074)     Wine regions that produce really good Chardonnay tend to be really favorable for Pinot Noir as well, and vice versa.  As we … Read moreThe right wines from the right places at the right Costco price. Right?

Three Wines for Your Holiday Table

Bin of Castelgreve Chianti Classico Riserva 2013 at Costco

Fast Facts:2013 Castelgreve Chianti Classico Riserva, Italy  ($12.99 @Costco, in California – Item #1061038)2015 Allegrini Palazzo della Torre, Vernona, Italy ($12.99 @Costco, in California – Item #38325)2018  Tempest Bay Chardonnay, Los Carneros,  Napa, California ($7.99 @Trader Joe’s in California) Let’s start with a little vocabulary lesson.Penultimate is one of those words that is often misused. What … Read moreThree Wines for Your Holiday Table

3 Fast Friday Picks from Costco – just $12.99 each

Three wine bottles.

So much wine, so little time.  We’re getting backed up a bit here on great wine finds so here’s a Fast Friday update for three wines to look for at Costco this weekend. Each one is yours for $12.99 and each is a really, really good value. Fast facts: 2015 Gloria Ferrer Estate Carneros Pinot … Read more3 Fast Friday Picks from Costco – just $12.99 each

Yummy Chardonnay at Costco. Half Price is Twice as Nice.

Photo of Educated Guess 2016 Chardonnay from Costco, in the bottle and the glass.

This medium bodied Chardonnay is on special at Costco.  After the store discount the price nets to $9.99 – a steal.  That is, if you like Chardonnay. Fast facts: 2016 Educated Guess Chardonnay, Los Carneros, California ($9.99 @Costco; California – Product #49136) Chardonnay is the world’s most popular white wine, and the most widely planted … Read moreYummy Chardonnay at Costco. Half Price is Twice as Nice.

Chardonnay Alert @ Costco + Carneros @ $12.99. Yes, please!

Bin of Provenance Chardonnay at Costco, $10 off and $12,99 final price.

I thought I would squeeze in one more post this week for all you Chardonnay lovers out there.  My local Costco has a hot $12.99 per bottle deal on this really nice Chardonnay from the renowned Carneros Region of California – well-known for its world class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards. Fast facts: Provenance Vineyards, … Read moreChardonnay Alert @ Costco + Carneros @ $12.99. Yes, please!

Looking for the perfect red wine for your Thanksgiving table?

2016 Kirkland Signature Pinot Noir, Carneros, Napa Valley, California & 2015 Wild Horse Pinot Noir, Central Coast

Fast facts: 2016 Kirkland Signature Pinot Noir, Carneros, Napa Valley, California ($9.99 @Costco; California) 2015 Wild Horse Pinot Noir, Central Coast ($8.99@Costco; California) In our last review, we talked a little bit about the “Sideways Effect” on Merlot sales and how it helped depress prices.  Well those sales of Merlot didn’t just disappear, the evidence is … Read moreLooking for the perfect red wine for your Thanksgiving table?

Begging for a Brawl – A Costco Pinot Noir Face-Off

2016 Goyette Sonoma County Pinot Noir & 2016 Goyette Sonoma County Pinot Noir

Fast facts: 2016 Goyette Sonoma County Pinot Noir ($9.99 @Costco; California) 2016 Kirkland Signature Carneros Napa Valley Pinot Noir ($9.99@Costco; California) Finding Pinot Noir under $10 from a desirable appellation is no small feat these days. So when I came upon one from Napa and one from Sonoma at my friendly neighborhood Costco – both … Read moreBegging for a Brawl – A Costco Pinot Noir Face-Off