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Re: Official Costco Thread

#2101 Post by Kris Patten » November 11th, 2020, 7:56 pm

Southcenter Costco.

Missed some prices....and vintages, in a hurry

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Louis Michel Chablis 2018 $20
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#2102 Post by Len Stevens » November 12th, 2020, 5:48 am

I've enjoyed a few Kirklands, but last night tried the new RRV Pinot...not good at all IMO. A bit hot and simply monolithic. I tried to stick with it, but couldn't. Poured it down the sink then opened an '18 Rochioli. Same grape, vintage, alcohol (14.5%), AVA. Yes I realize Rochioli is one of the best and certainly didn't expect the Kirkland to be close, but there's no way they were from the same planet!

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#2103 Post by Michael_H » November 12th, 2020, 8:21 am

I haven't had many of the kirklands, but will say that the tawny 10 is a really good wine for the price. It showed up again at my local costco recently and I always buy a few.
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#2104 Post by Danius Barzdukas » November 12th, 2020, 8:50 am

The Fairfax Costco has the Kirkland Premier Cru Chablis in stock for $20 for those who like that. I forgot what vintage it is. Sorry.
It also has the 2010 Dom Perignon for $155.

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#2105 Post by I. Howe » November 12th, 2020, 8:56 am

Anyone try this yet? (Picture borrowed from CT)

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I grabbed about a half dozen bottles of the Kirkland Barolo and I thought they were quite good for the price. I grabbed this for $26.99 and it ended up PnP. It was good, but probably would have shown very nicely with a long decant.
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#2106 Post by Kris Patten » November 12th, 2020, 12:32 pm

Michael_H wrote:
November 12th, 2020, 8:21 am
I haven't had many of the kirklands, but will say that the tawny 10 is a really good wine for the price. It showed up again at my local costco recently and I always buy a few.
Its Fonseca so it should be good.
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#2107 Post by Arv R » November 12th, 2020, 3:04 pm

I. Howe wrote:
November 12th, 2020, 8:56 am
Anyone try this yet? (Picture borrowed from CT)

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I grabbed about a half dozen bottles of the Kirkland Barolo and I thought they were quite good for the price. I grabbed this for $26.99 and it ended up PnP. It was good, but probably would have shown very nicely with a long decant.
I think it was mentioned upthread that the Brunello is made by Barbei, although not known whether its bought in grapes, or lesser vats (a 2nd wine kind of construct etc.)

Costco takes great care of their customers, and the Kirkland concrete floor terroir and bright fluorescant lights provides a glorious site for their wines, so I trust them.
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#2108 Post by Jdbramm » November 17th, 2020, 1:56 pm

South Denver/Park meadows Costco still has 2016 Sassicaia for $199 and just got a huge pallet of 2008/2010 Dom for $149. They are strangely all mixed into the same pallet but seems to be 50/50. I would have taken a picture to show this head-high stack of DP but the Costco wine salesperson was busy telling me about the 4 grower champagnes they are getting Friday in the $50-80 range. She was excited about the big display but couldn’t recall any of the producers. Probably worth a trip back.
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#2109 Post by ATaylor » November 20th, 2020, 4:24 pm

2016 Tenuta di Trinoro marked down to $159.97 in at least one Bay Area Costco. PM me for the store.
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#2110 Post by ChrisL » November 20th, 2020, 6:59 pm

‘16 Fontodi Vigna del Sorbo at Dallas Costco, 89.99
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#2111 Post by john enea » November 21st, 2020, 11:04 am

Mountain View costco has 1996 leoville barton at 169 per. not sure where they got them from, but all the labels and foils are in perfect condition

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#2112 Post by Karl F » November 24th, 2020, 7:16 am

DE Costco has Kirkland Signature Rutherford Cabernet 2018
Glenn Hugo is the winemaker.

Now....I tried last years and wasn't impressed.

But I grabbed one the other day and gave it 30+ minutes to open and thoroughly enjoyed this years offering.
Went back and grabbed a Bunch more.
18.89
No tax.

Finally a KS cab that's not overdone and fruity.

Look for the review from the costcowineblog.com

Obviously, expecting the full on Rutherford Dust thing from a KS wine is asking a bit much.

But the comment by Glenn is

"The character of the cabernet produced here leans toward a mocha powder note woven with a combination of red and black fruits."

After having a couple glasses I looked at his note closely and I would say I completely agree with that mocha powder note comment.

Very nice for that price!
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#2113 Post by John Kight » November 24th, 2020, 8:42 am

I. Howe wrote:
November 12th, 2020, 8:56 am
Anyone try this yet? (Picture borrowed from CT)
Kirkland Signature Brunello 2015

I grabbed about a half dozen bottles of the Kirkland Barolo and I thought they were quite good for the price. I grabbed this for $26.99 and it ended up PnP. It was good, but probably would have shown very nicely with a long decant.
FWIW, I liked the Barolo a lot more. I thought the Brunello was probably a solid/decent wine, but nothing exciting and a little too lean in style for my taste. By contrast, I thought the 2015 Barolo was really outstanding, and I bought about 18 and have already consumed probably 11-12 of those....The Barolo was from Fontanafredda while the Brunello is produced by Barbi, both solid (even "comparable") producers---neither exceptional nor exciting. Arguably I would even view Barbi as a slightly better producer, though it is possible this particular Brunello offering is actually some sort of "lesser selection"--either younger vines, different land parcels, etc. In any event, the Barolo was terrifically enjoyable and a screaming deal, whereas I didn't enjoy the Brunello enough to go back for more than my initial "test bottle".

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#2114 Post by Chris Seiber » November 24th, 2020, 1:01 pm

I was at the Tustin (District) Costco last week and they had 2016 Pontet Canet for $150.

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#2115 Post by alan weinberg » November 24th, 2020, 5:15 pm

Chris Seiber wrote:
November 24th, 2020, 1:01 pm
I was at the Tustin (District) Costco last week and they had 2016 Pontet Canet for $150.
is their selection usually better than the shitty one at Savi Ranch Costco?

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#2116 Post by Chris Seiber » November 24th, 2020, 8:13 pm

alan weinberg wrote:
November 24th, 2020, 5:15 pm
Chris Seiber wrote:
November 24th, 2020, 1:01 pm
I was at the Tustin (District) Costco last week and they had 2016 Pontet Canet for $150.
is their selection usually better than the shitty one at Savi Ranch Costco?
Which one is Savi Ranch?

But the answer is probably yes. They have now 2 1/2 of those wooden islands with wine at the District. Of course most of it is forgettable but they have a few good wines every time.

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Re: Official Costco Thread

#2117 Post by alan weinberg » November 24th, 2020, 8:29 pm

Chris Seiber wrote:
November 24th, 2020, 8:13 pm
alan weinberg wrote:
November 24th, 2020, 5:15 pm
Chris Seiber wrote:
November 24th, 2020, 1:01 pm
I was at the Tustin (District) Costco last week and they had 2016 Pontet Canet for $150.
is their selection usually better than the shitty one at Savi Ranch Costco?
Which one is Savi Ranch?

But the answer is probably yes. They have now 2 1/2 of those wooden islands with wine at the District. Of course most of it is forgettable but they have a few good wines every time.
Savi Ranch is in Yorba Linda.

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#2118 Post by GH Kim » November 25th, 2020, 10:24 am

alan weinberg wrote:
November 24th, 2020, 8:29 pm
Chris Seiber wrote:
November 24th, 2020, 8:13 pm
alan weinberg wrote:
November 24th, 2020, 5:15 pm
is their selection usually better than the shitty one at Savi Ranch Costco?
Which one is Savi Ranch?

But the answer is probably yes. They have now 2 1/2 of those wooden islands with wine at the District. Of course most of it is forgettable but they have a few good wines every time.
Savi Ranch is in Yorba Linda.
I recently visited the Bay Area Costco's and was amazed by the collection they had. Made me so sad to come back and look at our limited collection. They had a Petrus (not that I would buy it) amongst a bunch of other Pomerol, Saint-Emiliion, etc... Hopefully SoCal will get some good stuff too
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