High quality for just 10 bucks, the Kirkland Signature Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from Costco. Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California. The wine is aged in a combination of American and French oak. … [Read more...]
Costco Wine! The 2023 Guide To The Best Wines at Costco
Reverse Wine Snob reveals all the best wines below, including the ones to buy right now! Read on for our Complete Guide to Costco Wine.
Costco® is the number one wine retailer in the U.S. and just one look at their low wine prices should tell you why!
One of the main reasons 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 (and beer), very low. Their selection isn't the broadest but they do tend to bring in some very nice wines from all over the world (places like California, Washington, France, Italy, Australia, Argentina, Spain and Portugal to name a few), especially in the under $20 price point.
While many 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, some states (AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, HI, IN, KY, MA, MI, MN, NY, TX, and VT) won't allow membership clubs to limit alcohol sales just to members, so in those cases you don't even need to buy a membership to shop the wine section and benefit from its low prices.
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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 (aka the death star) that means it is a close-out and is not coming back. 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, cutting out the middleman to bring you even more savings. The only issue with these labels is that they tend to have a bit of a cult following so the low productions ones sell out fast, sometimes even within days. (Want to know when to look for them? Simply sign up for our monthly reminder of which Kirkland Signature wines should be in your local store that month.) Our mantra on these is if you see them, especially the ones on our recommended list below, buy them.
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You may also want to check out our list of The Best Wines at Trader Joe's and our Guide to Aldi Wine!
Read on for our selections of The Best Wines at Costco!
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Cafaggio Chianti Classico Riserva - Super With Salami
An excellent Costco find that goes excellently with Volpi Foods Wine Salame, the Cafaggio Chianti Classico Riserva. 100% Sangiovese from vineyards located in Cafaggio, Conca d'Oro, Panzano in Chianti, Tuscany, Italy. The wine is aged for 18 months in 65 hl Slavonian oak … [Read more...]
Esteban Martin Garnacha Syrah - A $5 Costco Find
A ripe and jammy red blend from Carinena, Spain at a great Costco price. We review the Esteban Martin Garnacha Syrah. A blend of 60% Garnacha and 40% Syrah from vines aged 20-65 years old in the gravelly soils of Carinena, Spain. The wine is vegan friendly. … [Read more...]
Kirkland Signature Cotes de Provence Rosé – Lip-Smackingly Good Stuff
This one never lasts long at Costco so stock up now! The highly refreshing and delicious Kirkland Signature Cotes de Provence Rosé is here. A rosé blend of 37% Grenache, 29% Cinsault, 10% Syrah, 7% Carignan, 7% Tibouren, 6% Vermentino and 4% Ugni Blanc wine from Cotes de … [Read more...]
12 Linajes Reserva - Smooth, Dense and Chewy
A splurge no more thanks to the great Costco price, we review the 12 Linajes Reserva from Bodegas Gormaz. Tempranillo from 80- to 100-year-old vines in the province of Soria in Ribera del Duero, Spain. … [Read more...]
Kirkland Signature Carneros Pinot Noir - Classic Value
A great example of the variety at a fabulous price, we review the latest vintage of the Kirkland Signature Carneros Pinot Noir from Costco. Pinot Noir from the Napa Valley side of Carneros in California. … [Read more...]
Kirkland Signature Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Review
Checking out the latest vintage of a nice Napa Valley wine from Costco, the Kirkland Signature Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California. … [Read more...]
Tenuta Luce Lucente - Silky Smooth
Take pasta night to the next level with this super delicious Super Tuscan, the Tenuta Luce Lucente Toscana IGT. 50% Merlot and 50% Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy. The wine spends 12 months in a oak barriques, 85% of which are new and it has 4 g/L of residual … [Read more...]
Kirkland Signature K Vine Frenchman Hills Vineyard Syrah Review
It's a new addition to the K Vine line at Costco - and a nice example of single vineyard Washington State Syrah for just 10 bucks. We review the Kirkland Signature K Vine Frenchman Hills Vineyard Syrah. This was a nice treat to see when we were perusing the wine aisle at … [Read more...]
Kirkland Signature K Vine Rosé - Rather Quaffable
Checking out the latest vintage of this $10 single vineyard rosé from a big-name winemaker (Charles Smith), we review the Kirkland Signature K Vine Rosé from Costco. While the label on this vintage doesn't disclose the grape variety on this rosé from the Buckshot Vineyard … [Read more...]
Chateau de Marsan Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux Review
A smooth, dense and delicious $8 find from Costco, we review the Chateau de Marsan Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux. 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Lestiac-sur-Garonne district in Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux, France. The wine is aged 12 months in French oak … [Read more...]
Kirkland Signature Rioja Reserva - Costco Scores Again?
Revisiting the latest vintage of this real deal Rioja Reserva aged 30 months in oak barrels, the Kirkland Signature Rioja Reserva. 100% Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain. The wine is aged 30 months in oak barrels and another 6 months in bottle before release. … [Read more...]
Kirkland Signature Sonoma County Chardonnay - Butterlicious
If you like your Chardonnay buttery and slightly sweet, this is the one for you. We review the latest vintage of the Kirkland Signature Sonoma Chardonnay from Costco. Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California. … [Read more...]
Kirkland Signature Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc – On Point
Even a price increase can't dampen our enthusiasm for this summer staple! We review the latest vintage of the Kirkland Signature Ti Point Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc from Costco to see if it still garners a Bulk Buy rating. Sauvignon Blanc from Ti Point Vineyard in … [Read more...]
Kirkland Signature Malbec - A Winner For $7
Bulk Buy! The latest vintage of the Costco Kirkland Signature Malbec hits it out of the park once again. 100% Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina. The wine is aged for 12 months in French oak barrels, which is pretty amazing at this low price. … [Read more...]
Kirkland Signature Series Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon - Still Good?
A big name at a low price thanks to Costco, but does it still measure up? We review the latest vintage of the Kirkland Signature Series Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Napa Valley, California. … [Read more...]
Kirkland Signature California Pinot Grigio Box Wine Review
Tart, sweet and dirt cheap! A refreshing take on Pinot Grigio in a convenient and highly economical 3L box. We review the Kirkland Signature California Pinot Grigio Box Wine from Costco. Pinot Grigio from California. … [Read more...]
Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel - A Consistent Crowd-Pleaser
A Sonoma County classic, we review the Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel available widely including at many Costco locations. 86% Zinfandel, 10% Petite Sirah, 2% Alicante Bouschet and 2% mixed reds from vineyards across Sonoma County including Sonoma Valley, Russian River Valley, … [Read more...]
E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rouge - A Classic Rhone Value
A great wine for the price that is widely available, including at some Costco locations. We review the E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rouge. 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache and 10% Mourvedre from vines with an average age of 35 years throughout the southern Rhone Valley of France. The … [Read more...]
Basilica Cafaggio Single Estate Chianti Classico - The Best $10 Chianti Classico?
Revisiting a favorite Costco find! The Basilica Cafaggio Single Estate Chianti Classico. 100% Sangiovese from vineyards in Panzano within the Chianti Classico zone in Tuscany, Italy. The wine is aged in Slavonian oak for 12 months. … [Read more...]
Maraia Barbera del Monferrato - Easy Elegance
Have a juicy, fruity good time with this beauty of a Barbera from Marchesi di Barolo, the Maraia Barbera del Monferrato. Available at Costco. 100% Barbera from Maranzana, Piedmont, Italy. The wine is aged for one year in Slavonian oak barrels and has 2.1 g/L of residual … [Read more...]
Vinyes Ocults Malbec - Big Scores, But…
Can it live up to the hype? We check out the Vinyes Ocults Malbec available at Costco for just $10. 100% Malbec from Tunuyan, Mendoza, Argentina. The wine is aged 12 months in French and American oak, 70% second use barrels and 30% third use. … [Read more...]
Kirkland Signature Bordeaux Superieur - A Bordeaux Bargain From Costco
Is it still quite the find at only $6.99? We check out the latest vintage of the Kirkland Signature Bordeaux Superieur. 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot from Bordeaux, France. It is aged in French oak for 12 months. … [Read more...]
Kirkland Signature Cabernet Sauvignon Box Wine Review
Checking out a Costco boxed wine that is the equivalent of a $3.50 bottle, the Kirkland Signature California Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Sauvignon from California. … [Read more...]
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