Our latest Costco find may only be $8 but it tastes like it's worth a lot more.
The Confidencial Reserva Tinto is a field blend of many different varieties, but primarily Touriga Nacional, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tinta Roriz from Lisboa, Portugal. Some of the wine spends 6 months in 225 litre French and Portuguese oak barriques.
The wine has an SRP of $26 but we purchased it for just $7.99 at Costco. This is not a Costco exclusive but you will generally pay more at other retailers. You can check that pricing here. Imported by Tri-Vin Imports.
From the bottle:
This quality wine was produced from a selection of the best varieties of this region, using traditional fermentation techniques, long maceration and oak ageing period. Very aromatic with notes of ripe wild berry fruits, in the palate it is a fruity and full bodied wine with some oak notes and an agreeably pronounced acidity.
The 2013 Confidencial Reserva Tinto begins with a very pleasant aroma of blackberry, plum, baking spice, red licorice and chocolate. The medium-bodied wine tastes smooth, soft and creamy but still has great spice notes and wonderfully rich dense fruit. It's hard to believe this is possible as this low, low price. Cola, oaky notes and even a little minerality lead into the long, dry finish which also features lingering vanilla and chocolate. This one should also be able to age quite nicely for a few years, something that is not too common at only $8.
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