Another winning wine from Costco on their Kirkland Signature label. High quality Pinot Noir, highly recommended! Pinot Noir from … [Read more...]
The Best Wines at Costco
Costco is the number one wine retailer in the U.S. and just one look at their low wine prices should tell you why! Read on for our Complete Guide to Costco Wine.
The reason for those low prices is simply the tremendously slim margin Costco takes thanks to their membership model. (Basically they make their money on membership fees allowing them to keep product prices, including those on wine, very low.) Their selection isn't the broadest but they do tend to bring in some very nice wines, especially in the under $20 price point.
While most of the Costco wines are available elsewhere (albeit at slightly higher prices) keep your eyes out for deals on lesser-known labels as well. Inventory of wines will vary by market and even by store within a market so at times you can find some low production wines available in an individual store. (And if you see them, grab them -- turnover is very high so what's there today could very well be gone tomorrow.) Also in some states you don't even need a Costco membership to shop the store!
One other note: while they don't advertise it, typically any price that ends in .97 is a markdown. Furthermore, if there is an asterisk on the label that means it is a close-out and is not coming back. We've heard stories of some amazing close-out deals on wine. This is a great tip for shopping the rest of the store too — we’ve picked up some awesome deals on marked down items but they go fast!
Lastly, don't be afraid of the Costco house brand, “Kirkland Signature” wines. These are extremely high quality wines made by excellent wineries exclusively for Costco. In fact, many times these are almost identical to wines sold under the wineries original label, at 50% or less of the price.
Read on for our selections of The Best Wines at Costco!
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A big name at a low price thanks to Costco, the Kirkland Signature Series Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Sauvignon from … [Read more...]
More delicious Cabernet Franc from Argentina at a great Costco price, the Perro Callejero Cabernet Franc. 100% Cabernet Franc, half … [Read more...]
Quite the find at only $7.99, the Kirkland Signature Bordeaux Superieur. 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot from Bordeaux, France. … [Read more...]
A solidly satisfying Southern Rhone bargain from Costco, the Kirkland Signature Gigondas. 85% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre … [Read more...]
While not as inexpensive as it used to be this is still big time Burgundy at a bargain price, the Kirkland Signature Premier Cru … [Read more...]
A Chianti Classico Riserva Bulk Buy from Costco, the Castelli del Grevepesa Clemente VII. 100% Sangiovese from the Chianti Classico … [Read more...]
More budget friendly Napa Valley Cab, the Kirkland Signature Series Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon from Costco. Cabernet Sauvignon … [Read more...]
Petite Sirah plus two more of our favorite grapes (Tannat and Petit Verdot) at a great Costco price, the Matchbook Petite Sirah. 76% … [Read more...]
And tasty too! A solid sparkler, the Mumm Napa Brut Prestige. 45% Pinot Noir, 45% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Meunier and Pinot Gris … [Read more...]
A $12 highly recommended Costco pick, the Tarima Hill Monastrell from Bodegas Volver. Monastrell from 50-90 year old vines in … [Read more...]
Terrific Tannat from Uruguay, the Bodega Garzon Tannat Reserve. 100% Tannat from Garzon, Uruguay. The wine was aged for 6 to 12 … [Read more...]