Costco sells top-notch American wines in all price ranges. You could start your wine collection at their lowest tier for $40, or explore their higher-priced options for $115 to $225.
Â Costco (Cost Plus) has some of the best prices and selection on wine you can find anywhere, including a wide array of red wines. There are a few places on the internet that compare Costco’s prices to other places for the best deals on wine – some of them are a little outdated so be sure to check out the Costco prices for your area.
Best Costco Red Wines In 2022
1. Kirkland Signature Carneros Pinot Noir, $9
There was a time when I thought that Costco’s Kirkland Signature wines were very expensive ($30 for a two-liter bottle). But Costco’s prices for their Signature range have dropped in the past year, to around $18-$25 for a two-liter bottle, a great deal considering that Costco wines are among the best-value wines available.
That’s right: if you didn’t know before, you’re definitely gonna find a lot of deals when you shop at Costco.
This Pinot Noir is an exceptional wine for the money at only $9.99.
Taster’s note: This is a good entry level wine to try for those who may not have $20 or $30 to spend on a nice bottle of wine. It is medium in body with nice berry and spice fruit flavors. This wine pairs well with most foods.
A good Pinot Noir from California, France, Chile, Oregon and Australia made it into the final five Pinot Noir for the top spot.
In fact, when reviewing the Kirkland Signature Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon “Kirkland” (which BTi is not a spokesperson for), a wine from the same vintage as the wine BTi is reviewing here, it is not in the red-wine category at all — it is a “Pinot Noir”!
The scent lingers throughout the day with a nice, lingering note which is really unique. I noticed this scent before, but had never noticed its cranberry note until now. I’m not sure if it’s the type of cranberry scent I’d normally be attracted to, but it’s definitely a pleasant scent. With the cranberry note, the fragrance reminds me of the “S’mores Candle”, but without the marshmallow notes.
It’s a lovely dark red that goes with a range of foods – the sort of meal where you serve the whole range and let the food decide the wine.
This is a great wine to drink now, as the fruit and spicy, berryy fruit flavours are very vibrant. But will also hold, as does all Merlot, for a decade or so.
2. Benzinger Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon, $13
In the US, a wine that costs more than $15 per bottle is often reserved for fine dining establishments, upscale bars and high-end restaurants.
– I’m not sure… But it has been aged for over a year, in oak barrels, on the Benzinger family farms.
When this is grown outside of Louisiana, you can taste the care put into farming this fruit, which grows luscious and bursting with juiciness, and this much removed from the vine.
Additionally, Wine Turtle reviews report flavors like chocolate and vanilla with a touch of spice.
The wine has very little bitterness but, instead, a lovely rich fruitiness with just a hint of sweetness that brings it all together.
We can always afford a few bottles, but they’re pricey.
3. Kirkland Signature Ribera del Duero, $7
It’s amazing how well Costco wine performs even where Costco’s Kirkland Signature store brand is concerned.
This is yet another Spanish red from a wine producer I’ve previously written about. This 93-pointer is from the BTI and it’s a great introduction to this region.
This is a very young wine that can be very complex but a bit too warm and spicy. It has notes of strawberries, candied flowers, and licorice.
It finishes with notes of black plum, mace, sun-dried tomato, and cocoa. It’s really a good combination of these notes with hearty meals of red meat.
Some of the best combinations are the root vegetables. Potatoes, carrots, parsnips, turnips, rutabagas, sweet potatoes, and beets taste great with pork, beef, poultry, and fish. The flavor combinations are endless, but the root veggies are the best for pairing with meat.
4. Francis Coppola Diamond Collection Claret, $13
The Francis Coppola Diamond Collection is a great collection of claret.
This wine was created by blending together three different grape varieties to make a hybrid. It was specifically designed to be an easy-drinking, budget-friendly wine.
5. Kirkland Signature Barolo, $19.99
Costco knows an incredible amount about wine and wine culture. They choose wineries carefully, because they want to produce wines that are of high quality and have great character.
In Italy, the Piedmont region is the area that is closest to France where the greatest differences in climate can be found.
It’s good that you are aware that this bottle was produced by someone else and is not the true “original” Chateau Latour, and that the “original” bottles are probably long gone by now.
He also notes that they were able to find it at Costco and they got a $20 bottle – it’s also pretty rare to find a nice Barolo for less than $20, but Costco does it.
A strong, black cherry aroma comes across on the first hit, followed by licorice and cinnamon; a sip reveals a spiced, tart cherry flavor, with a tart finish.
If you’ve never had a Barolo because you were intimidated by the price (who wants to spend $40 on something they don’t know if they’ll want to finish?), come try this wine and learn the difference.
6. Joseph Phelps Freestone Pinot Noir Sonoma, $34
It really doesn’t seem like a very good deal, but if you are looking for a $34 wine on a regular basis, go ahead and add it to your cart.
Well, the Costco Wine Blog has decided to help you make the right decision when it comes to the Costco wine sale.
But because the bottle costs so much, only the person with the most money will be able to afford it!
Pinot Noir is one of my favorite red grapes, and this one is a great buy. With a score of 94 from James Suckling and 93 from the Wine Advocate, this is a great introduction to the varietal.
I tried the Bordeaux because I had never had it and I liked it. It has medium body, and, as far as I know, it’s a fruit of the Bordeaux variety, but I really didn’t notice much of the wine’s Bordeaux character.
This bottle of Scotch costs more than all of the other bottles to the right of it, so you may want to hold off on getting it.
7. Pagodes de Cos St Estephe Bordeaux, $49
This wine is by far the most expensive on this list, and it’s even higher than the average price for the most expensive Pinotage we’ve ever seen.
The wine was made in collaboration with France’s Louis Jadot and is made using the same techniques as the legendary 1855 vintage, the wine in question is made from just over 13 hectares of Pinotage.
The second wine is typically the lowest quality, the last vat that’s left over from the harvest. It’s typically used to make the “third” wine.
The reviews I got from the US all said that the wine was nice, but not too out of the ordinary, and the French reviews said that it was really good. That sounds like a pretty mixed review.
Additionally, Costco Wine Blog recommends you pair the wine with a meal, like a pork terrine.
Wine enthusiasts say the second label is an excellent quality but you can save a little money by buying the first label.
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The alcohol section at Costco is really impressive since it has a lot of high-end products such as rare vintages, rare single vineyard wines, wine accessories, and a huge variety of top rated bourbons.
You can find a nice, well-rated wine for less than $7, and if your budget is not low, you will be able to find nice bottles for at least double that.
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