The Kirkland Signature Series Columbia Valley Red Wine has a whole lot of good things going on! A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah from Columbia Valley, Washington. While this vintage doesn't note it, previous vintages have spent 15 months in French oak. … [Read more...]
Costco Wine! The 2022 Guide To The Best Wines at Costco
Reverse Wine Snob reveals all the best wines below! 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, Australia, Argentina, Spain and Portugal to name a few), 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 membership to shop the store!
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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.
Read on for our selections of The Best Wines at Costco!
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A combination of factors make this wine seem almost too good to be true, the Kirkland Signature Chianti Classico Riserva from Costco. Sangiovese from Chianti Classico DOCG, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy. … [Read more...]
A solid example of the variety at a great Costco price, the Terranoble Gran Reserva Carmenere. 100% Carménère from the La Higuera vineyard in the Maule Valley of Chile. The wine is aged for 12 months in a combination of stainless steel tanks and new to 2-year-old French … [Read more...]
A harmonious wine from the Colchagua Valley of Chile, we review the TerraNoble Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Sauvignon from the Colchagua Valley in Chile. 70% of the grapes come from the Los Lingues vineyard in the Colchagua Andes while 30% come from the Los … [Read more...]
We check out a new entry into Charles Smith's K Vine line at Costco, the Kirkland Signature K-Vine Cabernet Sauvignon from the Wahluke Slope Vineyard. Cabernet Sauvignon from the Wahluke Slope Vineyard in Washington State. … [Read more...]
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...]
$10 Single vineyard Chardonnay from a big name winemaker (Charles Smith), we check out the latest vintage of the Kirkland Signature K Vine Chardonnay. Chardonnay from the Evergreen Vineyard in Washington State. … [Read more...]
Bulk Buy rated Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc at a fabulous Costco price, the Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc. Sauvignon Blanc from family vineyards across the Marlborough region of New Zealand. The wine was fermented in stainless steel and has 3.1 g/L of residual sugar. … [Read more...]
A delightfully good blend of Montepulciano and Sangiovese at a great Costco price, the Il Conte Villa Prandone Marinus Piceno Superiore. 70% Montepulciano and 30% Sangiovese from the Monteprandone hills area of Ascoli Piceno in Marche, Italy. The wine spends one year in … [Read more...]
Revisiting 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...]
Big name Malbec from Costco, we check out the latest vintage of the the Catena Malbec. 100% Malbec from four high altitude estate vineyards in Maipu, Lujan de Cuyo, Tupungato and San Carlos in Mendoza, Argentina. The wine is aged 14 months in 225L French barriques, 35% of … [Read more...]
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...]
Costco's take on an iconic wine rarely found under $20, the Kirkland Signature Barolo DOCG. Plus we track down the true producer... Nebbiolo from Serralunga d'Alba, Piedmont, Italy. While we don't know the exact aging on this wine, the Barolo region requires 38 months of … [Read more...]
A hyped up wine at a great Costco price, but does it deliver? We review the Cerro Anon Rioja Crianza from Bodegas Olarra. 85% Tempranillo, 10% Mazuelo and 5% Graciano from Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Alto in Spain. The wine was aged 14-15 months in a mixture of new and used … [Read more...]
Quite a flavorful wine for just $10, the Kirkland Signature Sonoma County Old Vine Zinfandel from Costco. Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California. … [Read more...]
A big name at a low price thanks to Costco, the Kirkland Signature Series Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Napa Valley, California. … [Read more...]
A Bulk Buy rating on a summer staple, the Kirkland Signature Ti Point Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc from Costco. Sauvignon Blanc from Ti Point Vineyard in Marlborough, New Zealand. … [Read more...]
Quite the find at only $6.99, 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...]
Everything you want in an inexpensive (thanks to the Costco price) Rhone blend, the Delas Saint-Espirit Cotes du Rhone. 60% Syrah and 40% Grenache from the Ardeche region in the Rhone Valley of France. The wine is aged 8 months in stainless steel. … [Read more...]
A nice example of Washington Merlot at a discounted Costco price, the Chasing Rain Red Mountain Merlot. 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Red Mountain AVA in the Yakima Valley of Washington State. The wine is aged for 19 months in 30% new American oak and 10% … [Read more...]
A solidly satisfying Southern Rhone bargain from Costco, we check out the latest vintage of the Kirkland Signature Gigondas. 85% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre from Gigondas, Southern Rhone Valley, France. … [Read more...]
More highly recommended Cabernet Franc from Argentina, the Zuccardi Q Cabernet Franc. Available at Costco. 100% Cabernet Franc from vineyards at 3,600 - 4,500 feet of elevation in Paraje Altamira and San Pablo, Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina. The wine ages in 2,500 … [Read more...]
A smooth, dry and dusty blend from high altitude vines, the Dona Paula Altitude Series 1350. Available at Costco. 50% Cabernet Franc, 45% Malbec and 5% Casavecchia from two vineyard blocks at 1,350 meters (4,430 feet) above sea level in the Alluvia Vineyard in Gualtallary, … [Read more...]
A young and tannic Costco find from the original home of Malbec in France, the Chateau du Perry Cahors Malbec. Malbec from Cahors, France. Unfortunately neither the producer nor the the importer give any info on how the wine is made. … [Read more...]