A Costco Bulk Buy Cab, the Penley Estate Phoenix Cabernet Sauvignon from Coonawarra, Australia.
The Penley Estate Phoenix Cabernet Sauvignon has an SRP of $20 but we found it at Costco for just $13.89, which is pretty crazy considering the big scores on this wine (94 points from Wine Enthusiast and 92 points from Wine Spectator).
No Costco in your area? Check your local retailers for this wine. It is imported by Old Bridge Cellars.
Winemakers: Kate Goodman & Lauren Hansen
Viticulturist: Hans Loder
"Wine is sunlight held together by water." - Galileo
Produced by Penley Estate
The 2019 Penley Estate Phoenix Cabernet Sauvignon opens with lots of complex notes on the nose - licorice, black tea, some iron like minerality, plum and blackberry plus touches of spice, anise and chocolate too.
The medium-bodied wine tastes silky and smooth and is quite good. It's definitely more on the elegant side of things for Cabernet as it has very little oak influence which really lets you appreciate the pure grape.
Dusty tannins lead into the dry, quite long and savory finish. This is good stuff!
No Costco in your area? Check your local retailers for this wine.