I’ve gotten away from Costco wine recently and every time I have some, I ask myself “Why do you wait so long?” Their prices are great and the quality is usually always better than you can expect for the price.
The Costco wine-buyer, more often than not, makes excellent choices. My only complaint is that our region doesn’t carry more of the Spanish or Portuguese wines that other Costco stores stock.
This Giordano Toscana Rosso is quite a lovely Super Tuscan though and a bargain at $10.
It is a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet & Merlot.
Their tasting notes (with which I happen to heartily concur):
Deep brilliant red in colour, it has a complex aroma that reminds of leathery black fruits with hints of chocolate, violet, blackberry, spice and vanilla. To the taste it is mellow, with ripe tannins and a long spicy fruit finish; Tuscany has a lovely fine texture and a lingering aftertaste.
It really is a most excellent wine, even at 2x the Costco price. Interestingly enough, I wasn’t a great fan of the last vintage of this, that Costco carried. I am glad I tried this one though.
I picked up another half a case (I was happy they let me keep the box), along with a few bottles of the very tasty Kirkland Signature Asolo Prosecco Superiore DOC ($6.99) for the holidays. It’s a nice, dry Prosecco at a killer price.