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#701 Post by alan weinberg » April 26th, 2018, 3:56 pm

H Guy wrote:Some crazy stuff at Mountain View.

1982 Petrus - $6300 - no idea how they decided to price this. Labels look pristine.
2014 DRC Set - 1 RC, 3 La Tache, 2 St Vivant, 2 Richebourg - $32k
crazy is right. But not great pricing.

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#702 Post by slada » April 26th, 2018, 5:51 pm

H Guy did you pick this up? I tried one after picking it up this week and thoroughly enjoyed it- well fruited but fresh - good finish - seemed well put together and one that could sit for a bit too- well worth the price

2013 Rocca di Frassinello Maremma $18.97
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#703 Post by C Chen » April 26th, 2018, 6:27 pm

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jordan whitehead wrote:DON'T BUY KIRKLAND DENTAL CHEWS (GREENIES)
Personal experience? Not giving you that minty fresh breath you wanted?
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#704 Post by jordan whitehead » April 27th, 2018, 1:03 pm

Bill Tex Landreth wrote:
jordan whitehead wrote:DON'T BUY KIRKLAND DENTAL CHEWS (GREENIES)
Personal experience? Not giving you that minty fresh breath you wanted?
sent both of my dogs to the vet. One to emergency. $2500 later.
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#705 Post by CJ Beazley » April 27th, 2018, 2:16 pm

jordan whitehead wrote:
Bill Tex Landreth wrote:
jordan whitehead wrote:DON'T BUY KIRKLAND DENTAL CHEWS (GREENIES)
Personal experience? Not giving you that minty fresh breath you wanted?
sent both of my dogs to the vet. One to emergency. $2500 later.
Oprah had a dog die from this a few years ago I think, there were many warnings then.
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#706 Post by Joe G a l e w s k i » April 27th, 2018, 3:25 pm

J a y W i n t % n wrote:Interesting. http://costcowineblog.com/three-tricks- ... ody-tells/
Interesting in that this person is claiming to show you the tricks of buying wine at Costco, but doesn't know much about wine prices.

#1, $21+ is a special price for Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel? I don't think so.

#2 the asterisk just means that it is not a common item that will be restocked. It could be, but is not necessarily a discount of any kind. As shown by the photo, $115 for a magnum of NV Moet Imperial? I'd keep walkin'.

#3 - whatever. A $20 wine for $15 is a screaming deal?

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#707 Post by julianseersmartin » April 27th, 2018, 3:58 pm

jordan whitehead wrote:
Bill Tex Landreth wrote:
jordan whitehead wrote:DON'T BUY KIRKLAND DENTAL CHEWS (GREENIES)
Personal experience? Not giving you that minty fresh breath you wanted?
sent both of my dogs to the vet. One to emergency. $2500 later.
Anymore insight into what actually happened?

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#708 Post by jordan whitehead » April 27th, 2018, 4:01 pm

both dogs have had these before. Check out the reviews on amazon and costco websites. Symptoms are the same from 1 dog to the next
Vomtiing, bloody diarrhea, green slime diarrhea, black tar stool.

really wasnt sure if I was going to lose 1 or both dogs.
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#709 Post by David Games » April 27th, 2018, 5:30 pm

From what I was told by people working at Costco, the price ending in .97 is a closeout.

Was in KC about 3 weeks ago and stopped at 2 different Costco's. Had some of what I thought was pretty good deals on wines ending in .97. The one north of Gladstone had Il Poggioni 2015 Rosso di Montalcino at 9.97 a bottle. Same wine was 17.99 at Linwood Costco in midtown. North one also had Sordo Gabutti Barolo 2012 at 19.97 with the same wine being 34.99 in midtown. Bought several of both of these and after tasting, wish I had bought cases of the Il Poggione.

Both stores had Domaine Laroche Chablis Saint Martin 2015 at 9.97. Haven't opened this yet, but I assume this a good deal. Both also had le Granierer de la Nerthe 2013 CDP at 19.97. Don't know if this is a good buy or not.

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#710 Post by Kris Patten » April 27th, 2018, 9:08 pm

You should have bought all the Il Poggione immediately.
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#711 Post by Scott Watkins » April 27th, 2018, 9:25 pm

Kris Patten wrote:You should have bought all the Il Poggione immediately.
Yes!! I loved it at $19.99
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#712 Post by Adam Noble » April 27th, 2018, 9:29 pm

Kris Patten wrote:You should have bought all the Il Poggione immediately.
Hell yes.

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#713 Post by David Games » April 28th, 2018, 6:33 am

Kris Patten wrote:You should have bought all the Il Poggione immediately.
I realize that now although they probably had at least 10 cases stacked up. Didn't know much about that wine at the time. At the time I was more excited about the Barolo since we are visiting the area next month.

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#714 Post by Arv R » May 12th, 2018, 1:39 pm

#471 has the 2016 de Nalys blanc [CNDP] $15 full bottles

I'm not a fan of white CNDP, but at that price, I figured I'd give it a try.

Hardly any more $ than a CdR blanc from a good house like Guigal.

I think its a closeout and maybe 2-3 cases were left.

That location is also running a weekend promotion on Prime grade NY Strips, for $13/lb which is pretty low for Prime.
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#715 Post by slada » May 12th, 2018, 3:35 pm

San Francisco
2010 Pavie 159.97
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#716 Post by Rich Brown » May 12th, 2018, 5:31 pm

slada wrote:San Francisco
2010 Pavie 159.97
Wow. Scottsdale location had it for over $300 if I remember correctly. Haters gonna hate...but I'd be a buyer at that price (sons birth year).

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#717 Post by Walter Nissen » May 14th, 2018, 10:44 am

Livermore has Pichot vouvray for $13. I've also really enjoyed Boucousse Madiran, quite a bit of cabernet sauvignon to tame the tannat.

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#718 Post by Arv R » May 15th, 2018, 4:59 pm

Arv R wrote:Stopped by #471 today for dog jerky treats.


2015 Beringer Sonoma Coast Estate PN $11 (K&L is selling the 2014 for $20, stating the normal price is $30. AFAIK they both seem to be offering the same bottling albeit different vintages. I'm unfamiliar with this wine)
I tried one of those Beringer PN's. They are solid, commercial offerings. I found it a touch on the sweet side. Maybe there is some RS.

It would be a good party wine, or casual cocktail wine. All gone at our location. Price was very good.
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#719 Post by Rich Brown » May 16th, 2018, 2:12 pm

Rich Brown wrote:
slada wrote:San Francisco
2010 Pavie 159.97
Wow. Scottsdale location had it for over $300 if I remember correctly. Haters gonna hate...but I'd be a buyer at that price (sons birth year).
Actually $379 to be exact. $160 is a crazy deal

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#720 Post by Karl F » May 18th, 2018, 4:46 pm

Costco in DE got Kirkland CNP in.
2016
Great vintage for southern Rhone.
WS gave a 96-99 rating for that region.
So I grabbed a few and opened one for a birthday dinner last night.
Actually, really nice for a $17.99 price.
Went back and grabbed a few more.
They went from 10 cases to 16 bottles left after today's buy.
It'll be gone tonight.

Prior years have been decent to pretty good.

Domaine De Nalys makes this for Kirkland.

The vintage being what it is makes me want to hold on to a couple.
I still have a13 and a15.
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#721 Post by Bret D!sk!n » May 23rd, 2018, 12:18 pm

Costco in Chicago (Lincoln Park) had some 2013 Decelle Beaune 1er Cru "Les Teurons" pinot for $26. Anyone know anything about the wine? It appears that the producer is relatively new from their website. I figured at $26 it was hard to go wrong for a 1er cru, but am interested to know if anyone has any familiarity with the wine.

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#722 Post by Chris Seiber » May 23rd, 2018, 12:32 pm

jordan whitehead wrote:DON'T BUY KIRKLAND DENTAL CHEWS (GREENIES)
Worst of all, it really doesn’t pair well with hardly any wines. I mean, I guess Champagne works with almost everything, but otherwise ...

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#723 Post by Dav1d S@wyer » May 23rd, 2018, 9:35 pm

Houston Greenway had the '15 Fleur Cardinale for $35. I think I got the last two bottles. Also had '15 Pontet Canet for $99.

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#724 Post by e chin » May 26th, 2018, 11:50 pm

Is this a first for Costco?
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#725 Post by ERPark » May 26th, 2018, 11:57 pm

^^^ You mean gluing bottles to the wall, so they can be displayed sideways?
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#726 Post by alan weinberg » May 27th, 2018, 8:23 am

e chin wrote:Is this a first for Costco?
my Costco sucks compared to yours.

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#727 Post by P@u1_M3nk3s » May 27th, 2018, 9:06 am

alan weinberg wrote:
e chin wrote:Is this a first for Costco?
my Costco sucks compared to yours.
Yeah. I was excited the Richmond Costco got in some Lagier-Meredith.
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#728 Post by slada » June 1st, 2018, 9:57 pm

RWC 2012 San Giusto a Rentennano "Percarlo“ 49.99
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#729 Post by Tom Lee » June 2nd, 2018, 11:30 pm

Paging Kris Patten. 2000 Graham Vintage Port in .375 at SoDo for $38. Somewhat interesting in an otherwise uninspiring lineup today. Sold out of Copper River to boot...making the whole trip a waste of time.

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#730 Post by Kris Patten » June 11th, 2018, 5:53 pm

Copper River been a tough find there. Today had Casanova do Neri Tenuta Nuova 2012 for $69.99 and Ch. Vieux Mazerat 2014. Not much else, outside of a Santenay 1er.

All at SODO Costco.
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#731 Post by Karl F » June 11th, 2018, 6:49 pm

I would love for the Costco in DE to get some of the 2015 Fleur Cardinale.
It's delicious now!
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#732 Post by Poppy Davis » June 15th, 2018, 12:48 pm

Any current recs for a sub-$20 white and rosé for a pool party? I'm thinking something like a Pinot Grigio rather than a Chardonnay. For non-wine geeks.
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#733 Post by G. Bienstock » June 15th, 2018, 3:14 pm

OR Pinot Gris. I have seen Ponzi at Costco before.
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#734 Post by Kris Patten » June 15th, 2018, 6:19 pm

If up for Chard I saw Adelsheim Chard at Southcenter Costco for $12.59. Gerard Bertrand Rose was $11.89.

Also had whole wild sockeye salmon for $10.99 a pound.
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#735 Post by Arv R » June 16th, 2018, 8:27 am

#471 in Sacramento had

2014 Pesquera 'Crianza' [Ribera del Duero] for $14
2014 Beringer Quantum $30


I think that last one is a reincarnation of their old Alluvium lineup or something.

Nothing but farmed salmon there.
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#736 Post by Poppy Davis » June 16th, 2018, 11:17 am

Thanks, folks! I'll see what we have at our Costco this week.
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#737 Post by Arv R » June 28th, 2018, 8:55 am

#02 Portland had

2013 San Felice 'Il Grigio' $30 (think this is now a gran selection)
2013 Caparzo BdM normale $30

I had not visited that store before, seemed a little small.
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#738 Post by Andre M » June 29th, 2018, 9:10 pm

2014 Mondavi Oakville is $35 after $10 off.
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#739 Post by martinl » June 29th, 2018, 9:34 pm

2013 Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve Colli della Toscana Centrale IGT $80 at Richmond East Bay
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#740 Post by Rich Brown » June 29th, 2018, 9:46 pm

martinl wrote:2013 Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve Colli della Toscana Centrale IGT $80 at Richmond East Bay
Nice price! Best I've seen is $99 for the 2012 here in AZ

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#741 Post by JohnP » July 1st, 2018, 9:01 pm

Costco Carlsbad, CA

2015 Chateau Pontet Canet - $105
2015 Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte - $88
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#742 Post by ERPark » July 2nd, 2018, 6:18 am

Rich Brown wrote:
martinl wrote:2013 Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve Colli della Toscana Centrale IGT $80 at Richmond East Bay
Nice price! Best I've seen is $99 for the 2012 here in AZ
Is that a recent price? The 2013s have been marked down to $49.97 at several Costcos locally.
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#743 Post by Scott Watkins » July 2nd, 2018, 6:39 am

ERPark wrote:
Rich Brown wrote:
martinl wrote:2013 Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve Colli della Toscana Centrale IGT $80 at Richmond East Bay
Nice price! Best I've seen is $99 for the 2012 here in AZ
Is that a recent price? The 2013s have been marked down to $49.97 at several Costcos locally.
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Wow if they were 50 bucks at my Costco all you would see in that picture is an emty hole and a smile on my face!
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#744 Post by Rich Brown » July 2nd, 2018, 7:27 am

No kidding! $50 is a silly good price!

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#745 Post by Kris Patten » July 2nd, 2018, 7:42 pm

Today at Costco....

Dom P 2009 @ $134
Cristal 2009 @ $199
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#746 Post by M@tt G. » July 3rd, 2018, 12:38 pm

Fontodi is $97.99 at the Costco in San Juan Capistrano. Now I’m curious if there is an markdown coming soon.
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#747 Post by M@tt G. » July 3rd, 2018, 12:46 pm

Costco San Juan Capistrano has 2016 Malene Rose for $17.99. Malene had a booth at Hospice du Rhône this year and got some rave reviews from my wife so into the cart a 3-pack of the blend went.

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#748 Post by Alan Rath » July 3rd, 2018, 3:14 pm

Not wine, but kind of a cool insulated backpack for carrying anything cold. I was able to get 4 wine bottles into it, probably 3 with an ice brick.

https://www.costco.com/California-Innov ... 19353.html

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#749 Post by Mike Van1 » July 3rd, 2018, 6:33 pm

Found a deal in Grand Forks, North Dakota that isn’t at a Costco and didn’t want to start a new thread so thought I’d park it here. Happy Harry’s Bottle Shop (multiple locations at both Grand Forks and Fargo) has 2014 Opus One for $239.
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#750 Post by Bdklein » July 3rd, 2018, 7:14 pm

Mike Van1 wrote:Found a deal in Grand Forks, North Dakota that isn’t at a Costco and didn’t want to start a new thread so thought I’d park it here. Happy Harry’s Bottle Shop (multiple locations at both Grand Forks and Fargo) has 2014 Opus One for $239.
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