Terrific White Bordeaux at Costco

2018 Lune D’Argent from Clos Des Lunes – Sauternes in Bordeaux

2018 Clos Des Lunes Lune D’Argent Blanc $13.99

You will love the 2018 Clos Des Lunes Lune D’Argent Blanc. The Lune D’Argent Blanc is a white Bordeaux wine, with 70% Sémillon and 30% Sauvignon Blanc grapes. What a delightful and unique-tasting dry white wine!

The aroma is rich with lemon and other citrus nuances, plus floral fragrances and some minerality. The aroma is abundant and enticing. A sip of this wine will yield a rich feel on the palate. That beautiful mouthfeel is due to the fact that 25% of the wine was aged in French oak barrels for six months. Other flavors come from the 35-year-old vines and their location at three different areas. This is a fun wine with refreshing enjoyment. The Lune D’Argent Blanc yields a long and beautiful finish. 

The Clos Des Lunes winery is in the Sauternes region of Bordeaux. Sauternes is famous for its sweet wines. The Clos Des Lunes Lune D’Argent Blanc is far from that: it’s dry, brilliant and fun-loving.  The price at Costco is $13.99; elsewhere, the price ranges from $19 to $22. I purchased several bottles at the Foster City Costco. The supply there is sufficient.

The story behind the making of this wine

Oliver Bernard and his family have a winery in Pessac-Léognan, Domaine de Chavalier. That’s also in Bordeaux. Bernard wanted a different challenge, and thus began a new winery, Clos Des Lunes in Sauternes. Sauternes dessert wines, like the famous Chateau d’Yquem, are highly popular and fetch high prices. Bernard’s intent in Sauternes is to make a delicious dry white wine at a reasonable price. 

Back Label Information

The 2018 Lune D’Argent Blanc has many high ratings, including James Suckling at 93 Points and Vinous (Antonio Galloni) at 91 Points. I am excited about this white wine and rate it at 91 Points. I believe this is one of the better White Bordeaux wines and an incredible bargain at the Costo price.

How to enjoy the 2018 Clos Des Lunes Lune D’Argent Blanc

We love our Petrale Sole recipe with Lune D’Argent Blanc. People love it with shellfish and other light dishes. It is a multi-facet wine: a party wine, a picnic wine, an aperitif, and a wine to enjoy in the garden as Spring approaches. I found a list of exciting veggie sandwiches from Eating Well, many of which will match well with this delicious White Bordeaux.

Other wines to try at Costco

While you shop for the 2018 Clos Des Lunes Lune D’Argent Blanc, you might try these wines:

Great price for this delicious Sauvignon Blanc

Comments

  1. Over the past few years Lune D’Argent has rated highly against much more expensive wines from the Graves region. The fact that you can buy this quality for the similar price of mid level Sauvignon Blanc is wonderful. Wines of this quality are hard to find. During the tariff era on countries this same wine was $25 . It’s well worth $20+ .

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