Try These Costco Holiday Wines

Costco Holiday Wines

It is Holiday wine selection time of the year. Wine shops and markets have their wine sales but, by and large, Costco has the best prices on wines. What is your budget? Whether it’s under $10 a bottle, or $10 to $15, or less than $20, Costco has a wide choice of excellent wines.

Vintage Taster Mike and I have been on a Costco wine kick. Over the past couple of weeks, we have tried several wines available at the Foster City and San Bruno Costco stores in the San Francisco Bay Area. These are the wines we like at Costco.

Bodegas Ego Goru 18M – $14.99

Mike’s favorite. From Jumilla wine region of Spain and a blend of 80% Monastrell and 20% Cabernet.  The nose explodes with dark purple and black fruits.  An extraordinary palate experience. 91 Points from James Suckling. The average price of the Ego Goru 18M (M stands for 18 months of aging) is $34.  A good wine with a rib roast.

Clos des Papes Le Petit Vin d’Avril Rouge – $12.97

The Le Petit Vin d’Avril Rouge is a non-vintage wine from Chateauneuf du Pape. Grape juice that does not make the cut for the $150 bottle of wine. The Le Petit Vin d’Avril Rouge is a fun, fun, fun wine. There are red fruit flavors and lots of spice. Excellent. Elsewhere sells for $20. Beef or pork for this wine.

Pico Maccario Lavignone Barbera D’Asti – $12.99

There is plenty of this wonderful Barbera D’Asti on the shelves at my Costco. Barbera is a versatile wine and will pair with many foods. See the previous review of the Lavignone Barbera D’ Asti.

George Duboeuf 2015 Jean-Ernest Descombes (Morgon)  – $9.99

One would be hard pressed to find a better $10 bottle of red wine. Morgon is the appellation of this very delicious Beaujolais wine. Wine Enthusiast rates it 91 Points. This Morgon is also a very versatile food wine. The Costco regular price is $13.99, but it’s giving a $4 rebate at checkout.

Henri Ehrhart Macon-Villages 2016  – $13.99

The Henri Ehrhart Macon-Villages is the real deal on a crisp and bright White Burgundy. This Chardonnay is pure fruit taste with no oakiness. Crab meat will love this wine.

Stuhlmuller Vineyards Alexander Valley Chardonnay 2015 – $19.59

The Stuhlmuller Chardonnay is a true California-style Chardonnay. This Chardonnay is well balanced with just the right amount of oak. Great flavors for lovers of California Chardonnay. The average price is $25 (Wine-Searcher.com). Crab meat or Salmon will love this Chardonnay.

Wente Riva Ranch Chardonnay – $13.49

If you need a less expensive California-style Chardonnay, the Wente Riva Ranch is a good choice. It is a lovely wine. It lacks the depth of the Stuhlmuller, but is still a very nice Chardonnay.

Kirkland Signature Champagne  – $19.99

Need a Champagne for your celebrations? Many critics consider the Kirkland Champagne to be just as tasty or better than the popular Veuve Clicquot. See our complete review of the Kirkland Champagne.

Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio 2017  – $11.99

The Tiefenbrunner is a Wine Spectator Top 100 wine of the year (No 67). From the Alto Adige region of Northern Italy, a great appetizer wine for the Holidays.

Chateau Guiraud White Bordeaux 2016  – $11.99

A blend of 50% Sauvignon Blanc and 50% Semillon. A very mellow and refreshing white dry wine. There are lots of interesting flavors to ponder in this wine. You need to have a White Bordeaux in your collection to honor your guests. Cheese is a go with this wine.

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Comments

  1. Yubby McFly says:

    The “Goru” from Ego is fascinating, with the only downside being consistency between bottles.
    The 1st I drank, had an incredible assortment of minerality, which ‘danced’ on my tongue, making it one of those ‘stand alone’ drinkers that make you sit and contemplate each sip. The 2nd, which I brought to a friend’s house to show-off, had nothing of character, and made me look like a FOOL !
    The 3rd (drank last night) quickly breathed into a large complex wine (without the minerality affect) and was quite delicious…

    On a side-note, I had first seen ‘this’ wine, at one of the Tucson Arizona Costco’s, but had purchased the ‘lesser’ ($1 less to be precise) Ego wine “Infinito”, which I paired with an ‘all day’ slow-cooked beef roast, served Mexican style on tortillas and with the usual spicy add-ons. It was incredible, and I’m glad I brought 2 bottles back home (rather than the “Goru”) since it doesn’t appear to be available at the Northern California’s Costco’s..

    • Joe Becerra says:

      Very interesting on the variation among the bottles of this wine. Maybe from a different lot? Good to know, thanks.
      Joe

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