Fast facts: 2017 Chateau Ste. Michelle, Merlot, Columbia Valley, WA ($8.69* @ Costco, California – Item #160933) *net price after $4.00 in store discount Here is the news that those of us in the wine business woke to on July 12 of this year: “Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, the largest winery in the Pacific … Read moreA Screaming Good Merlot Deal from Costco, Dissected
Fast facts: 2018 Trader Joe’s Reserve Merlot Lot 213, Chalk Hill, Sonoma County, California ($9.99 @Trader Joe’s, California) I love a well put-together Merlot, and this one from Trader Joe’s fits the bill. It’s a lot of wine for under $10, making it a good daily drinker. France (including the famed wines of the “right … Read moreChalk Hill Sonoma Mmmerlot from Trader Joes
Fast facts: 2018 Trader Joe’s Reserve Merlot Lot #179, Napa Valley, California ($9.99 @Trader Joe’s, California) 2018 Trader Joe’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Lot #202, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California ($9.99 @Trader Joe’s, California) We’ve tried many of wines from the Trader’s Joe’s Reserve line up, and these may be two of the best we … Read moreTwo Ten Buck Chucks – A Lot of Flavor for $9.99
Fast Facts on this Week’s Featured Wines: 2016 Henry Fessy Chateau des Reysierres, Régnié, Beaujolais, France ($10.99 @Costco in California – Item #1411750) 2018 Trader Joe’s Reserve Merlot Lot 196, Oakville, Napa Valley, California ($9.99 @Trader Joe’s in California) Pack your bags, Costco is sending us to France! Beaujolais to be precise… Beaujolais, which … Read moreCraving Lighter Reds? Costco and Trader Joe’s Have you Covered
Read to the end, and you will be rewarded with a picture of a really lovely dog. This wine however, is anything BUT a dog! Fast facts: 2013 Kenwood Jack London Vineyard Merlot, Sonoma Mountain $9.99 (@Costco; California) In the recent past, Merlot has faded in popularity among U.S. wine consumers. I have a theory … Read moreCrazy Good Merlot at a Crazy Costco Price!
Fast facts: 2014 Franciscan Napa Valley Merlot $8.99 (@Costco; California) So often, plumbing the shelves, bins and pallets of mega wine retailers for extreme value wines yields brands/labels we’ve never heard of. This recent wine find from Costco is an exception… Speaking of exceptions, there were several clues that suggested that this bottle could be, … Read moreGiving Merlot a GOOD name
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