One of our Perennial Favorite Red Wines from Costco

Glass and bottle of 2019 Kirkland Signature Red Blend, Napa Valley, CA.

Fast facts: 2019 Kirkland Signature Red Blend, Napa Valley, CA ($10.99 @ Costco, California – Item #333110)     Tasting Notes: Start with nice aromas of cherry, spice, vanilla, cola, black pepper and a hint of sandalwood.  Smooth and silky in the mouth with flavors of black cherry, red berries, vanilla, and eucalyptus. which linger … Read moreOne of our Perennial Favorite Red Wines from Costco

Literally Super – a Tuscan Red Blend from Costco

Bottle and glass of Kirkland Signature 2018 Toscana in front of a fire. $14.99 at Costco.

Fast facts: 2018 Kirkland Signature Toscana IGT, Italy ($14.99 @ Costco, California – Item #1181768)   Wine runs deep in Tuscany, aka, Toscana. Like the art of the Renaissance, it is tightly woven into the cultural identity of this central Italian region. Agriculture forms the roots of the Tuscan lifestyle, and “the big three” – … Read moreLiterally Super – a Tuscan Red Blend from Costco

A Blockbuster Meritage from the Trader Joe’s Wine Lotto – You Can’t Win if you Don’t Play!

The front label of this 2018 Trader Joe's Platinum Reserve Meritage from the Rutherford AVA in the Napa Valley.

Fast facts: 2018 Trader Joe’s Platinum Reserve Meritage, Rutherford, Napa Valley, California ($14.99 @Trader Joe’s, California)   Readers that have been following us for a while have seen prior reviews of Meritage bottlings here before.  Frankly, it is rare to find a Meritage that disappoints.  I think it has something to do with the flexibility … Read moreA Blockbuster Meritage from the Trader Joe’s Wine Lotto – You Can’t Win if you Don’t Play!

A Delicious Pair for Your Next BBQ – Each Just $7.99 at Trader Joe’s

Bottles and glasses of Roustabout Meritage and Alamos Malbec from Trader Joe's

Fast facts: 2019 Alamos Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina ($7.99 @Trader Joe’s,  California) 2019 Roustabout Meritage, Paso Robles, California ($7.99 @Trader Joe’s, California)   Daylight saving time – check! Spring arrives – check! Temperatures moderate – check! As North America thaws, our food and wine preferences change with the temperatures, which have crept well up into the 80s … Read moreA Delicious Pair for Your Next BBQ – Each Just $7.99 at Trader Joe’s

Get Your Hands on Costco’s $10.99 Napa Valley Red Blend

Label of Kirkland Signature Napa Valley Red Blend - $10.99 at Costco (California)

Today’s Fast Friday wine find is a delicious 2016 Kirkland Signature Napa Valley Red Blend from Costco that is a bargain at $10.99. Fast facts: 2016 Kirkland Signature Red Blend, Napa Valley, California  ($10.99 @Costco; California – Item #: 333110) Finish… Not surprisingly, it’s always the last thing we discuss when describing a wine. We … Read moreGet Your Hands on Costco’s $10.99 Napa Valley Red Blend

More Bang for your Red Wine Bucks at Costco

2015 Taken Napa Valley Red Wine & 2016 Diora Monterey Pinot Noir

Fast facts: 2015 Taken Napa Valley Red Wine ($16.99 @Costco; California) 2016 Diora Monterey Pinot Noir ($15.99@Costco; California) Costco, America’s largest wine retailer, is a veritable smorgasbord of the kinds of extreme wine values that we adore.  But these values go off the charts when the store decides to take a sizable discount off of their … Read moreMore Bang for your Red Wine Bucks at Costco

Locking Horns – TJ’s and Costco go Head to Head with Napa Red Blends

2015 Trader Joe's Reserve Meritage Lot 176, Napa Valley & 2015 Kirkland Signature Napa Valley Red Blend

Fast facts: 2015 Trader Joe’s Reserve Meritage Lot 176, Napa Valley ($9.99 @Trader Joe’s,  California) 2015 Kirkland Signature Napa Valley Red Blend ($10.99@Costco; California) What’s in a name? Sometimes, not much. Let’s start the difference between a Meritage and a “Red Blend”.  A Meritage is always a red blend, but a red blend is not … Read moreLocking Horns – TJ’s and Costco go Head to Head with Napa Red Blends

MmmMeritage at Trader Joe’s

2016 Roustabout Paso Robles Meritage

Fast facts: 2016 Roustabout Paso Robles Meritage $7.99 (@Trader Joe’s; California) So this red caught my eye at Trader Joe’s recently.  There were two things that first attracted me to this wine: the magical word Meritage (rhymes with “heritage” but is also pronounced “mehr-it-taj”) which promises good things in the bottle and in the glass.  … Read moreMmmMeritage at Trader Joe’s

$5.99 Red Alert for Trader Joe’s Wine Shoppers

Jebediah Drinkwell's Meritage NV

Fast facts: Jebediah Drinkwell’s Meritage NV ($5.99 @Trader Joe’s,  California) I have to admit that I had pretty low expectations for this wine based solely on its price point of $5.99.  So it languished in my wine cellar for weeks. Maybe that was a good thing.  You see, when wine is jostled (during the processes … Read more$5.99 Red Alert for Trader Joe’s Wine Shoppers