If you have enjoyed the Bousquet Cabernet and Malbec, then you are in for a treat with their new offering at Costco FO, Bousquet Gaia. Gaia is a red blend with 50% Malbec, 45% Syrah, and 5% Cabernet. The grapes for Gaia are harvested by hand from the Bousquet vineyards located at 4000 feet above sea level near the Mendoza region of Argentina. The grapes are raised using the organic method. The wine is aged in French Oak for 10 months with provides a silky palate and soft rounded tannins. Notes of blackberries, spices, and truffles provide an aromatic complexity for an exquisite finish. Gaia is almost black in color and exhibits intense aromas of red and blackberries with many layers. This wine goes great with red meats, red sauces, cheeses, and chocolate. Rated 92 points by Wine Spectator this wine is well worth the $14.99 price at the Costco FO. This wine is priced at $17.95 at other outlets.
If you see either of these two wines at Costco FO …… buy them. Priced at $13.99 they are selling out quickly. Both have awesome aromas of blackberry and black currant but the smooth, silky finish is what sells this wine. Both are full bodied with excellent structure and a long finish. Produced from Organic grapes from Mendoza these wines carry a rating of 90 on the Cab and 92 on the Malbec … however your Costco Wine Consultant feels these rating are low, giving them 93 and 94 respectfully. Grab a couple bottles of these great wines on your next visit.
The Domaine Bousquet Reserve Malbec is one awesome wine. This Malbec is made from organic grapes from one of the highest points in Mendoza. This area around Alto Gualtallary is about 4000 feet. This wine is composed of 85% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, and 5% Syrah, which is aged in French Oak for 10 months and then 4 months in the bottle.
This wine has a dark violet color with reddish hues. The nose presents intense aromas of blackberry with notes of black currant and plum. On the palate it is a well balanced and elegant wine, with pure fruit expression like raspberry, fig, and a hint of chocolate. It has a well defined velvety style, with excellent structure and a long finish. This is an ideal wine with pasta, red meat, sauces, cheese, and chocolate. Priced at $13.99 at the FO Costco this is a beautiful wine you need to enjoy. It has quickly become a favorite of many Costco wine shoppers.