My Rating 92 Points. Price $55. Inky in color with same color rim. Strong nose of blackberries, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, earth, leather, green pepper, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, spices and black pepper. Full bodied and bold, with medium acidity and long legs. Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, figs, […]
My Rating 92 Points. Price $55. Inky in color with same color rim. Strong nose of blackberries, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, earth, leather, green pepper, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, spices and black pepper. Full bodied and bold, with medium acidity and long legs. Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, figs, smoke, […]
Massive bargain here. Great wine at an amazing price. For anyone who’s ever written to me and said they can’t find the wines we review at their local Costco, I really hope you can find them all someday, but I really really hope you can find this one. At only $13.89 at Costco, it is half the price you will find it at other outlets.If you live in Atlanta you better move fast, because I’ve likely scooped them up already. This just became my go to red.
This is a single vineyard Malbec, that to me, and call me crazy, tastes like a Grand Cru St Emilion Bordeaux. That’s how this one hit me; really good, firing on all cylinders.
Super dark on the pour with aromas that remind me of a fresh pair of sneakers, with a touch of earth and flower. Elegant in the mouth with flavors of blackberry, black licorice, a little sour cherry; good acidity, tannins are soft and the wine is drinking just perfectly right now; the finish is superb, lasting, sticky and multi dimensional.
This is one of the best buys I’ve found at Costco this year. I can’t believe the quality at this price. I could drink this with any mid-week meal or a special occasion and enjoy it just the same.
Krunch Rating: 92 Points
Costco item number: 1043947
Zepaltas Syrah Rosella’s Vineyard 2011, Santa Lucia Highlands, California, 14.2% alcohol, approx. $25 (100% Syrah)
Interesting fact: Only 48 cases of this wine were produced.
Sight: Deep purple with ruby highlights
Scent: Blackberry, coffee and a touch of orange peel
Sip: Slight meatiness, with blueberry and spicy pepper.
Savor with: Ribeye steak with blue cheese or braised short ribs served over polenta
Critic score: 92 pts., International Wine Cellar
Krunch Rating: 92
Montes Alpha Carmenere 2010, Colchagua Valley, Chile, 14.5% alcohol, approx. $23 (90% Carmenere, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon)
Interesting fact: Carmenere in Chile was long thought to be Merlot; it was later identified as the nearly extinct Carmenere.
Sight: Deep ruby
Scent: Black pepper with hints of blueberries, chocolate and vanilla
Sip: Dark berries with plum, vanilla and spice highlights
Savor with: Lamb with blueberry gastrique
Critic say: 91 pts., Wine Enthusiast
Krunch Rating: 92