Daily Archives: August 14, 2023

Bordeaux 1980s: Vintage guides plus the wines to seek out

Château d’Yquem. As the world woke up on 1 January 1980, at the exact moment Debbie Harry reached peak stardom, the vignerons of Bordeaux no doubt let out a collective sigh of relief. The 1970s had been one of the most difficult decades on record for the winemakers of the most lauded of regions. In 1973, Pauillac’s Cha?teau Mouton Rothschild …

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2020 Chateau de Vaudieu Chateauneuf-du-pape

We love finding and tasting new Chateauneuf-du-pape from Costco, and here’s a new addition to the wine aisles that turned out to be a huge score. Outside of the Kirkland Chateauneuf-du-pape that is priced at $20, it’s hard to find good Chateauneuf at a reasonable price.  Usually you have to spend $40-$50+ to get the highly … Source : https://costcowineblog.com/2020-chateau-de-vaudieu-chateauneuf-du-pape/

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2021 DAOU Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles

It’s been a couple years since we last reviewed the DAOU Cabernet for this site, but we’ve tasted several vintages since then as this is just a go-to bottle whenever you see it.  Huge bang for the buck, and that was once again the case with this 2021 vintage at Costco for $20.99. That’s the … Source : https://costcowineblog.com/2021-daou-cabernet-sauvignon-paso-robles/

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2017 Chateau Bouscasse Les Jardins Philosophiques

For years, we’ve been asking for Costco to bring in more unique white wines and boy have they delivered upon that request in 2023. This one really caught us by surprise, and there’s a lot to unpack. First is the varietal make up of this unique white blend from southwest France.  It consists of 70% Petit … Source : https://costcowineblog.com/2017-chateau-bouscasse-les-jardins-philosophiques/

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2021 Kirkland Signature Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

We were really happy to see this bottle land in Costco stores this week.  And instantly had to note the 2021 vintage. Turns out, we never found the 2020 vintage which should have arrived in August of last year (2022).  So the last time we saw this wine was in August of 2021 with the 2019 vintage.  Glad … Source : https://costcowineblog.com/2021-kirkland-signature-stags-leap-district-cabernet-sauvignon/

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