The Costco bin had the choice between the 2012 and 2013 vintages. If you’re looking for a particular vintage of a wine, I suggest you dig through the bins just to check if the one you want is there. I’m doing this now on the 2011 Napa Cabs, digging through the bottles hoping to find the 2012s that are starting to arrive.
This wine is big and dense, loaded with flavor. Any red meat dish would be an ideal companion here. Pours blood red in the glass. Nose was peppery with herbal aromas. Flavors in the mouth are spicy cherry, jammy blackberry and blueberry, along with cola (a little Dr Pepper); the wine finishes dry, slightly smoky and spicy.
This is a great buy on a stellar under $30 wine. I imagine this wine could hold up and perhaps improve over the next few years.
Krunch Rating: 90 Points
Costco item number: 930944