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Costco Wine Guide


Because the Sam Somm Fam is from all over the place, I decided to try and stick to mostly my favorite Kirkland Signature Wines as those are more likely to be the same or similar in most locations, but some other winners just may sneak their way in! Wine prices may vary slightly from this blog post, as it's based on my personal experiences & some online hunting-- but should be pretty damn close to accurate.


Grab yourself a Costco Churro & have a blast Costco Wine Hunting!


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Kirkland Champagne Brut

Okay Yum!! Sitting around $20 a bottle, you cannot beat this price for Champagne! The winemaker, Manuel Janisson's own Janisson Champagne retails for $40-$50 per bottle--so a total steal! This Champagne comes for the vineyards of Verzenay & has notes of crispt lime, apple orange & gingerbread, pairs amazing with anything salty & fatty, making it perfect for a Sunday brunch!


Il Fiore Prosecco DOC

BULK BUY

From Veneto Italy, this Italian Prosecco, tends to make occasional appearances at Costco & when it does, it's a must grab, maybe even a bulk buy!! If you love Prosecco then you will seriously enjoy this one, with its crisp sweetness & hints of tropical flavors it pairs well with shellfish, vegetarian dishes & appetizers! The Il Fiore Prosecco can be found for around $8 a bottle at Costco!


Kirkland Signature Asolo Prosecco Superiore DOCG

BULK BUY


Okay, talk about an affordable yummy wine!! Sitting around $7 a bottle, this Kirkland Signature has a seat at the table whenever it's time to celebrate! & Don't be fooled by this price, this is a DOCG level wine, which is the highest classification of Italian wines there is. This prosecco hails from the Asolo Prosecco region near Treviso which is at the base of the Alps (umm okay--beautiful) making the climate perfect for these sweet bubbly wines! I may even call this one a porch pounder...


White


Kirkland Signature Russian River Valley Chardonnay


Okay, since we have had a lovely time abroad with our bubbly wines, it's time to come all the way back to Sonoma County California! This Kirkland Signature Chardonnay is priced at $13 a bottle & is aged in French Oak, which gives it a delicious and lingering exotic taste. With its hints of pear & fig, pair this wine with a cheese board & don't forget the bread & butter as this wine has an ABV of 14% so you may want the snacks (;

Kirkland Signature Sancerre


This Sancerre is made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc Grapes from Sancerre, Loire Valley, France. Joining in 2019 this Sancerre is one of the newer members of the Kirkland Signature family & is priced around $16 a bottle, but don't forget the discount when you bulk buy because this one is worth it! A great warm-weather wine for all of you in the Arizona area. Pairs well with seafood & goat cheese & to be honest; sour cream & onion chips!

2017 Laguna Chardonnay, Russian River Valley Sonoma County


Okay, now there is something spectacular about this wine! Also hailing from the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County this wine is rarely found for the price you can find at Costco, sometimes they even have crazy discounts bringing it down to the $10 range! If you're into a more modern Chardonnay then this wine is for YOU! For a Chard-- it's light and so refreshing but still so flavorful and intense!

Kirkland Signature Pinot Grigio-- Friuli Grave-- Italy

BULK BUY!!


Coming in around $6 a bottle, this Kirkland Signature is described as "Cheap & Good!" What more could you ask for in a Pinot Grigio? This wine is perfect for a wine Cocktail, a girl's night in with ALL the pizza & snacks!


Rosé

Whispering Angel Cotes de Provence Rosé


From Esclans Valley in the South of France, this wine is AMAZE! If you have been following me for a while, you know I have tasted with this wine before! They also make the Whispering Angel Palm Rosé which is equally delicious and if found at Costco you can be sure you are getting a deal. Coming in around $18 a bottle you usually can't find this for less than $20 elsewhere! This wine pairs really well with a charcuterie board full of cured meats, cheeses & fresh fruits!

Kirkland Signature 2020 Cotes de Provence Rosé

BULK BUY!


Just priced around $9 a bottle you may be curious to buy & compare to the Whispering Angel. This wine sells FAST, so if you see it, BUY IT! Like most Rosés this is a great summer, to be enjoyed outdoors even if that just means your porch! Pair it with Veggies, watermelon, Fresh Strawberries & light meats!


Kirkland Signature K Vine Rosé


If you wanted a West Coast Rosé then here you are! Found for $10 this Kirkland K Vine is from Buckshot Winery in the Columbia Valley, Washington State! Shout out to the PNW with this delicious Rosé! This Wine has a lot of fruity flavors including watermelon, strawberry, and CHERRY! Yes, please!! I love to balance out fruity wines with salty foods, can you say Truffle Fries & Rosé?!


Red


Hook or Crook Cellars Field Blend Reserve Red


This is a red wine made up of undisclosed varieties from Lodi California. Usually, you can find this wine for $15-$25 but can be found at Costco for $7!! Truly a steal!! This wine is PACKED with flavor so I recommend opening it and definitely giving it some time to breathe! Very easy to drink and not too sweet! I say "Burgers & Fries" for this beauty!!


Luke Cabernet Sauvignon


This is a relatively exclusive wine as a limited number of cases were produced, so if you see it at your Costco or literally anywhere you should try it!! Comprised of grapes from a variety of vineyards in the Wahluke Slope, Columbia Valley, Washington you can find this wine at Costco for $18, & the average price elsewhere is $25! This wine has aromas of black cherry, spices & vanilla and its taste has similar flavors of deep berries, spice, and vanilla. You definitely get a little taste of tannins with this one! I say a nice well-cooked steak & grilled veggies would be F*cking great here!!


Kirkland Signature Rioja Reserva

BULK BUY!!


Have you ever had a true Rioja Reserva? No? Okay, then you have got to get your hands on this one!! Aged for 30 months in Oak Barrels & an additional 6 months once in the bottle-- This wine is seriously good. 100% Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain, The producer of this wine varies from year to year, but they are all consistently good and for the price, you just can't beat it. I mean guys, it's $8!! Are you for reals?! Have you ever had a steak & goat cheese salad? No? Well, maybe it's time to grab a bottle of this Reserva & find a recipe hehe (;

Kirkland Signature Sonoma County Old Vine Zinfandel


For just under $12 this Sonoma County wine is one of my favorite Zinfandels! This is a great wine for when you are hanging out at home & are in the mood for BBQ!

Kirkland Signature Malbec Argentina

BULK BUY!


Wahoo an Argentinian wine! Typically around $9 a bottle, making it a great bulk buy. This is a great everyday sipping wine and would pair really nicely with poultry & roasted potatoes! Yum!!



Kirkland Signature Carneros Pinot Noir!


Hailing from the beautiful Napa Valley, this Pinot Noir is something special & can be found at Costco for $10! This is a stellar Pinot Noir option and is super consistent! It is usually seasonal though so if you try it & love it I'd definitely go back and grab more!! Personally, I find this one to be better than the Kirkland Signature Russian River Valley Pinot but to each their own ;) This wine is super smooth and has a medium body making it easy to drink a lot of so be careful. Enjoy with a rich pasta dish and follow it up with popcorn & a movie!


BOXED DEAL I LOVEEEE



My fave cheap rose come in a box and my life is made


IYKYK Sam Somm fam, this one is your go-to porch pounder rose all year round.




Some Costco Wine Hunting Advice


Guys, seriously don't be afraid to dig through the boxes & crates at Costco, if you are really into finding different vintages of wines, you may find them in the very same boxes as the newer wines! I don't know why Costco does this, but take advantage of it!


They also pack wines into their displays, so if you don't see what you are looking for on top, and you DGAF what people think, drop down and dig underneath the displays. You may find something special & if you do, I'd love to hear about it!


Thank you all so much for your contact support! Hope you enjoyed my suggestions!!



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