Costco Wines to Try

These are three wines to try on your next trip to Costco. Not all Costco wine departments are the same, so these wines may or may not be at your Costco store.

Three Costco wines to try this week

2017 Charles Krug Sauvignon Blanc

costco wines of the week, Charles Krug Sauvignon Blanc
The famous Charles Krug Winery of the Napa Valley

This is the first time I have seen the Charles Krug Sauvignon Blanc, or any Charles Krug wine, at Costco. The price for the Sauvignon Blanc is $12.79. Almost everyone else carries this wine for about $18.

The Charles Krug Sauvignon Blanc is made in a New Zealand Style, lots of grapefruit and other citrus flavors. It is not my type of Sauvignon Blanc, but many love the acidity and citrus flavors of New Zealand S.B. 90 Points from the Wine Enthusiast for this sharp Napa Valley-produced wine. Try this wine with pan-fried Petrale Sole.

Charles Krug is one of the famous and historic wineries in the Napa Valley. The winery recently remodeled their tasting room and opened their barrel room to visitors. The barrel room was originally built in 1872. The Charles Krug winery is located on Highway 29 in St. Helena.

The excellent Nottingham Cellars BDX 2016

Nottingham Cellars BDX 2017
Made for Costco? Nottingham Cellars BDX 2017

Nottingham Cellars is a Livermore winery, but these grapes are from the Central Valley. This Bordeaux blend appears to be an exclusive for Costco. The price is $15.99.



The BDX is a blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 11% Petit Verdot, 7% Malbec, and 2% Cabernet Franc. I am impressed with the wine, well made with generous Bordeaux-style flavors. More and more wineries are offering red blends these days, and this is a good one.

The BDX is big-style wine, rich with black fruit flavors and a touch of earthiness. This a perfect wine for any red meat dishes. I like it at 90 Points.

J Lohr Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

J Lohr one of our Costco wine pick
A lovely-tasting Cabernet Sauvignon for under $12

The J Lohr Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon is the real deal as far as a Cabernet Sauvignon wine goes. So many inexpensive California Cabs do not have the flavor profiles of a traditional Cab. The J Lohr has the dark fruit flavors of Cabernet. It also has complexity. Perhaps the complexity comes from the blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petite Sirah, 7% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Syrah, 1% Cabernet Franc, and 3% other red grapes. Paso Robles grows terrific Bordeaux grapes.

The J Lohr Cab is an excellent Best Buy at Costco for $11.89. KL Wines offers it for $16.95. Wine Enthusiast 90 Points. Vintage Wine Tasters 89 Points. The J Lohr Website recommends pairing the wine with wild mushroom risotto or herb crusted leg of lamb. Sounds fantastic!

Comments

  1. Thank you for the review! The grapes for BDX are actually from Central Coast as opposed to Central Valley. Most of the fruit is grown in Livermore Valley with some Contra Costa fruit as well as Paso Robles and Monterey County.

    Appreciate the kind words. While this is our biggest blend by volume we take great care to make sure we deliver something epic at a very eeasonable price.

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