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Re: Official Costco Thread

Posted: October 23rd, 2019, 5:07 pm
by Kris Patten
S. Seattle back to 2009 Dom, at a much higher $145 than the old $128, and Cristal along with 2016 Pontet Canet $150, Canon Gaffeliere $90, Clerc Milon $60, and Haut Bailly $115 and 2008 La Grande Dame for $108.

Re: Official Costco Thread

Posted: October 23rd, 2019, 5:09 pm
by KevinK
Kris Patten wrote:
October 23rd, 2019, 5:07 pm
S. Seattle back to 2009 Dom, at a much higher $145 than the old $128, and Cristal along with 2016 Pontet Canet $150, Canon Gaffeliere $90, Clerc Milon $60, and Haut Bailly $115 and 2008 La Grande Dame for $108.
Cristal at $150? Is that a markdown?

Re: Official Costco Thread

Posted: October 23rd, 2019, 5:34 pm
by Dwizzo
Must be, that is very low

Re: Official Costco Thread

Posted: October 23rd, 2019, 5:48 pm
by Kris Patten
KevinK wrote:
October 23rd, 2019, 5:09 pm
Kris Patten wrote:
October 23rd, 2019, 5:07 pm
S. Seattle back to 2009 Dom, at a much higher $145 than the old $128, and Cristal along with 2016 Pontet Canet $150, Canon Gaffeliere $90, Clerc Milon $60, and Haut Bailly $115 and 2008 La Grande Dame for $108.
Cristal at $150? Is that a markdown?
Cristal $229, sorry that wasn't clear.

Re: Official Costco Thread

Posted: October 23rd, 2019, 9:45 pm
by Hughes D.
Costco Dallas- Churchill Way- has the J. Bookwalter Protagonist 2016 for $29.99. Suggested retail supposedly $60. Winemaker commented that this maybe their best vintage and it got 93 on both WS and JS. It is a very nice wine and one of their better deals currently at this Costco.

Re: Official Costco Thread

Posted: October 24th, 2019, 7:55 am
by John Kight
Hughes D. wrote:
October 23rd, 2019, 9:45 pm
Costco Dallas- Churchill Way- has the J. Bookwalter Protagonist 2016 for $29.99. Suggested retail supposedly $60. Winemaker commented that this maybe their best vintage and it got 93 on both WS and JS. It is a very nice wine and one of their better deals currently at this Costco.
I saw this at the West Plano location as well. Same price...In the abstract I'm not sure it represents a great QPR (i.e. a 93-point rich, ripe New World wine for $30), but it might be worth tasting to see if it's something I find particularly nice.

Re: Official Costco Thread

Posted: October 25th, 2019, 12:14 pm
by nburglin
Mike Kuller wrote:
October 21st, 2019, 2:47 pm
Kirkland Champagne $19.99 - I picked up a bottle and shared it with my wife who loves champagne.

She said she didn't care for it, that it didn't have much going on.

I liked it a little better but it wasn't distinctive at all. Just smooth and bubbly.

Much prefer the Roederer Estate or the Schramsburg Mirablle Brut Rose for about the same price.
Thanks for the feedback! My fiancèe also loves champagne. I'll have to have her try these out rather than keep buying bottles of Domaine Carneros to drink at $35/bottle...

Re: Official Costco Thread

Posted: October 25th, 2019, 3:00 pm
by Mike Kuller
nburglin wrote:
October 25th, 2019, 12:14 pm
Mike Kuller wrote:
October 21st, 2019, 2:47 pm
Kirkland Champagne $19.99 - I picked up a bottle and shared it with my wife who loves champagne.

She said she didn't care for it, that it didn't have much going on.

I liked it a little better but it wasn't distinctive at all. Just smooth and bubbly.

Much prefer the Roederer Estate or the Schramsburg Mirablle Brut Rose for about the same price.
Thanks for the feedback! My fiancèe also loves champagne. I'll have to have her try these out rather than keep buying bottles of Domaine Carneros to drink at $35/bottle...
The Domaine Carneros is a good one, too. I think it was on sale for under $30 a few months ago at Costco.

Re: Official Costco Thread

Posted: October 25th, 2019, 3:26 pm
by nburglin
Mike Kuller wrote:
October 25th, 2019, 3:00 pm
The Domaine Carneros is a good one, too. I think it was on sale for under $30 a few months ago at Costco.
I had forgotten that the unfortunate part of the Costcos in Colorado is that initially grocery stores weren't allowed to sell alcohol, so Costcos let 3rd party liquor stores open attached to them, but not a part of them (so no kirkland brand things included). They changed that a couple of years ago, but with caveats like if you want to sell more than beer you have to buy out the liquor licenses of all shops within a certain radius of you etc... So some Costcos here still have the 3rd party liquor store attached to them that wouldn't sell the license so that Costco store can only sell beer. No wine or liquor.

I'll have to re-figure out which ones close to downtown Denver have a full liquor license and keep an eye out for that deal!

Re: Official Costco Thread

Posted: October 26th, 2019, 7:27 am
by ChrisU
Yesterday the Elk Grove, CA Costco had several '08 Dom Perignons put at $137.99 per. (They also still have some '09)

Re: Official Costco Thread

Posted: October 26th, 2019, 6:26 pm
by Andy K
2016 Bordeaux starting to show up in WI.

Pontet Canet about $150
Gloria $49.99
Brane Cantenac $74.99

Hoping to see some Pichon Lalande, but I won’t hold my breath.

Re: Official Costco Thread

Posted: October 27th, 2019, 8:54 pm
by Tyler F.
Still no 2016 Sassicaia at my local Costco in SE Wisconsin. Seeing as how they just got in the '08 Dom last week, perhaps not surprising that other offerings are hitting the store at the same pace as other markets. Fingers crossed it lands soon!

Re: Official Costco Thread

Posted: October 28th, 2019, 8:29 pm
by JonathanG
why are you expecting Sassicaia at Costco? Jeez I'd buy every bottle they had if I see it at mine.

Re: Official Costco Thread

Posted: November 1st, 2019, 10:27 am
by Kris Patten
Southcenter Costco:

2015 Tignanello $95
2016 Ducru Beaucaillou $200
2008/2009 Cristal $229
2008/2009 Dom $145
2016 Bolaire $11...and Alfert special
2016 Nenin $70
Macallan Edition No. 5 $124

Re: Official Costco Thread

Posted: November 1st, 2019, 11:42 am
by Neal.Mollen
After bad-mouthing the Pentagon City store, I feel obliged to say that I picked up some 2008 Dom for $149 and change today.

Re: Official Costco Thread

Posted: November 1st, 2019, 11:43 am
by Dwizzo
Neal.Mollen wrote:
November 1st, 2019, 11:42 am
After bad-mouthing the Pentagon City store, I feel obliged to say that I picked up some 2008 Dom for $149 and change today.
Oh, it finally came in!! Nice. Did they have opus one or anything else? I noticed the case was sorta empty last week

Re: Official Costco Thread

Posted: November 1st, 2019, 12:14 pm
by Neal.Mollen
Dwizzo wrote:
November 1st, 2019, 11:43 am
Neal.Mollen wrote:
November 1st, 2019, 11:42 am
After bad-mouthing the Pentagon City store, I feel obliged to say that I picked up some 2008 Dom for $149 and change today.
Oh, it finally came in!! Nice. Did they have opus one or anything else? I noticed the case was sorta empty last week
Didn't look. Took the slip to the register as soon as I saw they had the 08s

Re: Official Costco Thread

Posted: November 1st, 2019, 11:55 pm
by David Kim
Sunnyvale Costco has the 2017 Lutum Sanford and Benedict Pinot Noir for $20 on clearance. They had an entire pallet right up by the main entrance.

Re: Official Costco Thread

Posted: November 2nd, 2019, 5:03 am
by Francois Olivier
Andy K wrote:
October 26th, 2019, 6:26 pm
2016 Bordeaux starting to show up in WI.

Pontet Canet about $150
It’s cheap.
En primeur 165€ ( 181$)
Cheaper price in France was 155€.

Re: Official Costco Thread

Posted: November 2nd, 2019, 7:01 am
by Frederico L e e
Francois Olivier wrote:
November 2nd, 2019, 5:03 am
Andy K wrote:
October 26th, 2019, 6:26 pm
2016 Bordeaux starting to show up in WI.

Pontet Canet about $150
It’s cheap.
En primeur 165€ ( 181$)
Cheaper price in France was 155€.

It's $300 Cdn ($230 US) in my city!

Re: Official Costco Thread

Posted: November 2nd, 2019, 1:37 pm
by Joe G a l e w s k i
Chris Seiber wrote:
October 23rd, 2019, 12:01 pm
Sure, a significant part of it is the same from one to the next (the mid and lower priced supermarket wines), but as far as the kinds of stuff we around here would care about, it varies a great deal from one to the next. There's no real rhyme or reason to it from the perspective of the customer. You just have to figure out which ones are more likely to offer things of interest, and go to those - and even then, they'll vary a decent amount from one month to the next in terms of what they have.
I spoke to the wine area manager today at a Costco in Burnsville MN, because I noticed that some wines were being closed out at a different Costco in the twin cities but not at this one. He claimed that pricing reductions were handled by the corporate office and completely out of his control.

Re: Official Costco Thread

Posted: November 2nd, 2019, 5:40 pm
by Arv R
#471 had these

2015 Lafon Rochet $45
2014 Monte Real 'Reserva' $10 (closeout)

I passed.

Some of their seasonal big bottles have started arriving.

In general I find Nov/Dec to be bad times to buy wine.

Better to just wait til February when holidays are all well over.

Re: Official Costco Thread

Posted: November 2nd, 2019, 6:09 pm
by Andy K
Menomonee Falls, WI store.

2008 Cristal at $229. 6 bottles

Re: Official Costco Thread

Posted: November 3rd, 2019, 7:01 am
by Richard Jen
David Kim wrote:
November 1st, 2019, 11:55 pm
Sunnyvale Costco has the 2017 Lutum Sanford and Benedict Pinot Noir for $20 on clearance. They had an entire pallet right up by the main entrance.
Both Mountain View and Santa Clara stores have it too. Santa Clara also has La Rinconada at the same price.

Re: Official Costco Thread

Posted: November 3rd, 2019, 7:08 am
by KevinK
Damn a few of us just paid $33 for the Lutums from 2013-2015 on Last Bottle. At $20 those are probably worth grabbing a few

Re: Official Costco Thread

Posted: November 3rd, 2019, 7:15 am
by Hughes D.
To follow up on the seasonal large format, I have seen Freemark abbey cab, Daou cab, kendall Jackson grand reserve cab, and La Crema chard.
Arv R wrote:
November 2nd, 2019, 5:40 pm
#471 had these

2015 Lafon Rochet $45
2014 Monte Real 'Reserva' $10 (closeout)

I passed.

Some of their seasonal big bottles have started arriving.

In general I find Nov/Dec to be bad times to buy wine.

Better to just wait til February when holidays are all well over.

Re: Official Costco Thread

Posted: November 3rd, 2019, 7:24 am
by Dwizzo
Neal.Mollen wrote:
November 1st, 2019, 11:42 am
After bad-mouthing the Pentagon City store, I feel obliged to say that I picked up some 2008 Dom for $149 and change today.
Just picked up 3 bottles of 08 Dom @ $149 each from here. 5 bottles left for those interested.

Re: Official Costco Thread

Posted: November 3rd, 2019, 12:41 pm
by K Krahenbuhl
David Kim wrote:
November 1st, 2019, 11:55 pm
Sunnyvale Costco has the 2017 Lutum Sanford and Benedict Pinot Noir for $20 on clearance. They had an entire pallet right up by the main entrance.
I’d buy the pallet.

Re: Official Costco Thread

Posted: November 3rd, 2019, 12:44 pm
by Dwizzo
K Krahenbuhl wrote:
November 3rd, 2019, 12:41 pm
David Kim wrote:
November 1st, 2019, 11:55 pm
Sunnyvale Costco has the 2017 Lutum Sanford and Benedict Pinot Noir for $20 on clearance. They had an entire pallet right up by the main entrance.
I’d buy the pallet.
Lucky for you the limit is one pallet per customer

Re: Official Costco Thread

Posted: November 3rd, 2019, 10:50 pm
by G. Singh
Redwood City has some Lutum Rinconada still available, but just about a 100 bottles left now. Sunnyvale has plenty of Benedict and Sanford.

Re: Official Costco Thread

Posted: November 4th, 2019, 4:39 pm
by Kerry W.
South San Francisco has lutum chard in addition to the pinots as well, $19.99. Anyone try them? What’s the drinking window on them?

Also 2008 Cristal, 11 left for $229

Re: Official Costco Thread

Posted: November 4th, 2019, 5:01 pm
by Dwizzo
08 Cristal... drool...

Re: Official Costco Thread

Posted: November 6th, 2019, 9:41 pm
by JonathanG
Redwood City has around 50 Lutum Pinots left. Only 09 Dom. Really wish I could find the 08. Would love to make the trek to South SF to get the Cristal but just don't have the time for the next several days.

Re: Official Costco Thread

Posted: November 7th, 2019, 5:16 pm
by Chris Echeck
16 Calon Segur for 95 in palm beach gardens

Re: Official Costco Thread

Posted: November 7th, 2019, 8:36 pm
by John Glas
2015 Buena Vista Chardonnay Carneros – USA, California, Napa / Sonoma, Carneros (10/25/2019)SOLD OUT
Day 1: Honey dew melon, spice, mild oak, Carmel and tropical fruit. This is a very flavorful wine with medium plus finish. Quite complex for $9.97. One of the top values of the year for sure. 90 points
Day 2: This is really good and one of the best Chardonnays under $10 I have ever tasted. Carmel, tropical fruit, melon, mild oak and vanilla. Tastes like a $40 Domestic Chardonnay from a good producer. Great balance and finish. 90 points (90 points) $9.99 A top value of the year!

Posted this like a fool and went back and all gone! Always get more then post!!!!!

Re: Official Costco Thread

Posted: November 8th, 2019, 6:49 am
by Peter C.
I did a quick skim through this thread but has anyone tried the Kirkland Napa Blend? It's $10.95 here in MA - just looking at it as a weekday glass w/ burgers. I'll probably pick one up regardless b/c it's so cheap but curious.

Re: Official Costco Thread

Posted: November 8th, 2019, 7:55 am
by Patrick OMalley
Looking to find a Costco in Florida that has a good wine selection. I shop at 3 different Costcos near Orlando and never see any of the wines mentioned in this thread. The store at Millenia has a little better selection, but for the most part we get Kirkland wines and what I would call grocery store wines. I am willing to drive if there is a Florida Costco wine department worth the trip. Any recs?

Re: Official Costco Thread

Posted: November 8th, 2019, 8:54 am
by JonathanG
I like the Kirkland Napa Blend its pretty good especially for the price.

Re: Official Costco Thread

Posted: November 8th, 2019, 12:27 pm
by Troy Stark
Patrick OMalley wrote:
November 8th, 2019, 7:55 am
Looking to find a Costco in Florida that has a good wine selection. I shop at 3 different Costcos near Orlando and never see any of the wines mentioned in this thread. The store at Millenia has a little better selection, but for the most part we get Kirkland wines and what I would call grocery store wines. I am willing to drive if there is a Florida Costco wine department worth the trip. Any recs?
The Costco in Tampa/Westchase area has a terrible selection as well.

Re: Official Costco Thread

Posted: November 8th, 2019, 12:29 pm
by Jeff_M.
Costco Tustin, CA

16' Dominus $249
16' Insignia $219?
17' SLD Kirkland for $23.99
16' Double Diamond $39.97

Re: Official Costco Thread

Posted: November 8th, 2019, 12:57 pm
by Scott Watkins
Woodland Hills Costco

16 Double Diamond $39.97
2010 Heitz Martha $169 Grabbed a couple.

Re: Official Costco Thread

Posted: November 8th, 2019, 4:30 pm
by Richard Jen
NE San Jose
2016 Chateau Tour Saint-Christophe St. Emilion $25.99

Re: Official Costco Thread

Posted: November 8th, 2019, 4:33 pm
by Frank Z
Jeff_M. wrote:
November 8th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Costco Tustin, CA

16' Dominus $249
16' Insignia $219?
17' SLD Kirkland for $23.99
16' Double Diamond $39.97
Thanks for the update! Out of curiosity, have they gotten their champagne section up for the holidays yet this year?

Re: Official Costco Thread

Posted: November 8th, 2019, 7:25 pm
by Kris Patten
Richard Jen wrote:
November 8th, 2019, 4:30 pm
NE San Jose
2016 Chateau Tour Saint-Christophe St. Emilion $25.99
I'd buy it all.

Re: Official Costco Thread

Posted: November 8th, 2019, 7:35 pm
by Rich Brown
Scott Watkins wrote:
November 8th, 2019, 12:57 pm
Woodland Hills Costco

16 Double Diamond $39.97
2010 Heitz Martha $169 Grabbed a couple.
Love that deal on the 10 Martha's! Would have definitely grabbed a couple myself!

Re: Official Costco Thread

Posted: November 9th, 2019, 7:04 pm
by JonathanG
Mountain View has a ton of 08 Dom for $142 (and 09). I bought more than I should have but less than I wanted. Pontet Canet was sold out unfortunately.

Re: Official Costco Thread

Posted: November 9th, 2019, 7:57 pm
by Frank Z
Lots of Dom ‘08 at the Tustin District for $149

Re: Official Costco Thread

Posted: November 10th, 2019, 11:50 am
by Scott Watkins
Well it's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, local Costco raised the price of 08 Dom $10 per bottle [soap.gif]

Re: Official Costco Thread

Posted: November 10th, 2019, 12:21 pm
by Kris Patten
Scott Watkins wrote:
November 10th, 2019, 11:50 am
Well it's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, local Costco raised the price of 08 Dom $10 per bottle [soap.gif]
Tariffs. [stirthepothal.gif]

Re: Official Costco Thread

Posted: November 10th, 2019, 4:01 pm
by Arv R
Patrick OMalley wrote:
November 8th, 2019, 7:55 am
Looking to find a Costco in Florida that has a good wine selection. I shop at 3 different Costcos near Orlando and never see any of the wines mentioned in this thread. The store at Millenia has a little better selection, but for the most part we get Kirkland wines and what I would call grocery store wines. I am willing to drive if there is a Florida Costco wine department worth the trip. Any recs?
In general, the local Costco warehouse wine selections tend to be aligned with the socioeconomics of their surrounding area. So you'll have to find locations where the classy elite are. The Redwood City one is famed for its wine selection for example.