Category Archives: Cabernets

Paul Dolan is back!

The 2012 Paul Dolan Cabernet is back in stock! This beautiful wine is made with organic grapes and had a WE rating of 91! Aromas of black currant, olive tapenade, and licorice are followed by flavors of black cherry, liquor de cassis, and carob!!! Priced at $15.99 this is one you should try …….. after you research the definition of some of the descriptions!!! Cheers!!

Justin 2014 Cabernet

The 2014 Justin Cabernet from Paso Robles is one you really need to try. From the dark ruby and purple color to the aromatic cherries and black currant jam, to the hints of spice and sweet tobacco, this full bodied wine is one to enjoy. With a little oak on the entry, the finish is long and layered with lingering dark fruit and soft chewy tannins. Priced at $21.99 at Costco FO, this wine is comparable with wine in the $30 range.

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Canoe Ridge Estate Cabernet Block 6 2012

I know a lot of you have become fans of the Canoe Ridge Reserve Cabernet ($14.99). Now you have the opportunity to try a new offering from Canoe Ridge …. their Estate Cabernet Block 6! This wine has a bright red-ruby color and has aromas of raspberry, cassis, cocoa powder, and violet. It is sweet and silky on the palate, offering an alluring fleshy quality to its cassis fruit framed by an edge of acidity. Aged for 24 months in 100% French Oak, of which 50% are new, this wine delivers the full body and silky finish we all enjoy. With only 250 cases being produced we are fortunate to have inventory at the Costco FO if this beautiful wine. Priced at $19.99 it is well worth your investment. The wine is priced around $35 at other outlets ….. if you can find it!

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Freakshow is back!!

The Michael David Winery Freakshow Cabernet Sauvignon is back!!! Michael David Winery has always taken the road less traveled and has always stood apart from the rest. Whether it be in outlandish brands and packaging or their quirky personalities, Michael and David are definitely on a stage of their own and this wine showcases just that!

This deep, dark, oaky and tannic wine opens with powerful aromas of charred barrels and wood smoke. This is followed by juicy flavors of blackberry and black cherry. It is then completed with plenty of fine-textured tannins and a lingering finish. This Lodi Cabernet is aged 14 months in French Oak. Rated 89 by Robert Parker, this wine is one to try. Priced at $15.99 at the FO Costco this wine is a value. Michael and David also produce 7 Deadly Zins which is available at Costco FO.

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Waterbrook Reserve Cabernet

Leathery, fresh tobacco aromatics and flavors of juicy blueberry, black cherry, and mineral driven notes are supported by refined silky tannins in this beautiful Cabernet Sauvignon. The finish is rich and lingering, and while it is drinkable now, it will continue to improve with age over the next few years. This wine is 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Syrah. It is aged 23 months in 25% new oak. This Columbia Valley Reserve is a wonderful complement to grilled meats or prime rib.

The Waterbrook Reserve is available at the FO Costco at $17.99 and is well worth the investment for that special meal. This wine is priced in the range of $22 – $25 at other outlets.

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Browne 2012 Tribute

When a winemaker produces a Tribute wine dedicated to his two sons ….. you can expect one awesome wine!! This silky red blend offers big fruit flavors and well integrated velvety tannins. It has aromas of pipe tobacco, leather, and dark fruit layer along with boysenberry flavors and a hint of black pepper. The finish lingers with blackberry jam and toasty, graphic black notes. This blend of 32% Cab, 11% Malbec, 38% Merlot, 5% Cab Franc, and 11% Petit Verdot is aged for 22 months in 35% new oak with the balance being 2nd and 3rd use mixed oak. This wine had a Wine Spectator rating of 91 and a Costco Wine Consultant rating of 95!!! This wine pairs well with grilled meats and works well with rosemary and peppercorn. Priced at retail outlets in the $26-30 range, this outstanding wine is available at Costco FO for $19.99.

Pick up a bottle of the Browne 2012 Tribute for that special occasion!!!

Cheers!

Waterbrook Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Looking for a Caberent Sauvignon with a rich, lingering finish? Then you should try the Waterbrook Reserve Cab. This beautiful wine is made of 78% Caberent Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, and 5% Malbec, which gives this wine nice leathery and fresh tobacco aromatics and flavors of juicy blueberry and black cherry, as well as mineral driven notes that are supported by refined, silky tannins. This wine has a long, rich finish. This is a beautiful wine to drink now but will continue to improve with age over the next few years. This wine is aged 23 months in 32% new oak. This Columbia Valley wine is priced at $17.99 at the Fort Oglethorpe Costco. This wine is priced at $24.99 on Amazom.com. This will be a nice addition to your cellar! Cheers!