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Costco - Wines

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Has anyone seen any particularly good wine finds/prices at Costco? Please advise Costco location, wine and price if possible. I guess with Costco's return policy I could just try and return some, but it's about a 20+ min drive for me so I would rather not gamble.

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  1. Costco doesn't allow returns on alcohol.

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    1. re: boogiebaby

      Interesting. I saw someone returning a case of the same wine, but I guess they only refunded the price of the unopened bottles?

    2. Costco's wine stock is generally a good value, some stores have a better regional selection. I've had great luck with the selections, Costco also posts several of the ratings such as Wine Spectator and Parker's on the displays. I wouldn't hesitate to purchase.

      1. I used to have a site bookmarked that had rated finds at all the chain stores, but it seems to be gone. Here's a blog devoted to Costco wines that purports to be 100% independent.

        http://www.costcowineblog.com/

        Let us know if you find any of the recs worthy.

        1. Recently bought the Swanson Alexis cab blend at Tallahassee store for $60. A great deal. And I have returned wine to them with no problem in the past.

          1. Our friends in California gave my wife and I a bottle of KIrkland Chardonnay from the Napa Valley.
            It was really quite nice, and we were suprised that it only cost $17.

            1. I read somewhere (no, I don't remember where) that Costco is, by volume, the largest wine retailer in the US (largest butcher, too, but that's OT)

              They carry a very good selection of wines ranging from drinkable to very good, at a good range of price points.

              No hesitation to buy.

              1. Winchester, VA A wine that I like is 2007 Lapostolle, Chile, Merlot 85%, $17.99

                It is a heavy, hearty wine (IMO). I've seen this brand at Costco for a couple (or more) years now and it hasn't disappointed. They also carry a 2007 Lapostolle, Chile, Cabernet Sauv at Costco, Fairfax, VA.

                http://www.winesofchile.org/the-wines...

                "Today, Casa Lapostolle is 100% owned by the Marnier-Lapostolle group. The Marnier Lapostolle family, founders and owners of the world-renowned liqueur Grand Marnier,...."

                1. Bought a Kirkland Chateauneuf-du-Pape, 2007 awhile back (maybe $30??). Very good, wish we'd bought more. Haven't seen it since (San Diego area).

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                  1. re: pine time

                    That was a good wine. I went back to buy more and it was gone.

                    1. re: suburban_mom

                      Me, too, like a case. Oh well, live and learn.

                  2. Despange - Eclat de Sauvignon - Bordeux. A nice summer white. $7.99 a bottle in Minnesota. I bought a case in June so I haven't been back recently to see if they still have it. The bottle is green, cream label, screwtop.