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When it’s time to make a Costco run, sometimes it can be overwhelming! I always bring with me a huge list, but when it comes to wine it’s a little different. I often spend way too much time in the wine section trying to figure out which wines will be a good pick.
Not only do I want to pick good quality wine, but I also try to stay within a budget. In this list, I have picked a variety of different wines, from different regions, all at a great price point. Hopefully my hand picked list of the best Costco wines under $20 will help save you time and a headache on your next grocery run!
This excellent value Sauvy-B is from New Zealand. This is a light crisp Sauvignon Blanc with notes of peach, tropical fruits and herbaceous notes. Perfect for day time drinking or a veggie / seafood dinner!
This is the perfect bubbly from Costco! It comes from Burgundy, France and is made up of Chardonnay, Gamay, and Pinot Noir. Since this sparkling wine is made in the traditional method it will have some yeast and baked bread aromas to it which come from it being aged on its lees. The palate consists of apple, melon and some minerality. Because this is such a great price point I would do mimosas or drink by itself!
This is one of my all time favorite rosés! It’s produced in Provence, France and is made up of a blend of grapes: Grenache, Cinsault, Rolle, Syrah, Mourvedre. I love the beautiful salmon, pink color! It is dry, with light fruit flavors like strawberry & raspberry and a nice clean finish. This wine is perfect to drink during the day or with a light meat such as seafood, chicken or ham!
Louis Jadot are wines that you can find anywhere! When it comes to the best Costco wines under $20, Louis Jadot is a no brainer! This is a trusted wine house from Burgundy’s Côte d’Or. It is well balanced with notes of plums, cherries, fresh red fruits and gentle tannins. As Pinot Noir ages, it develops tertiary notes, so this one may have some slight aromas and flavors of mushroom and earthiness.
I love Rioja wines because you can find them at an excellent value. They come from the Rioja region in Spain and these wines are made with majority Tempranillo.
For a Reserva, it must be aged for one year in oak and an additional two years in the bottle before it is released. Crianza, which is a lower level of Rioja wines, is just aged for one year in oak and one year in bottle. I typically go for a Reserva because I love wines with a little bit of age on them.
This one in particular has notes of rich black fruit, vanilla, some pepper and high tannins. The perfect late night drinking wine or one to bring to a friends house (only $14!!).
This is a great Chianti pick! As long as you pay attention to the DOCG sticker at the top of the bottle, you’ll know it is a good quality wine. Chianti Classico wines are made up of Sangiovese.
This red is going to have red fruits with earthiness such as cherry, mushroom, and herbs like rosemary and oregano. This is another high tannin and full body wine. These wines always bring me back to Italy and I instantly begin to crave pasta and pizza. The pairing with the wine and herbs from the dishes is a match made in heaven.
Last but not least, we have a full body Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon. I was instantly intrigued by this wine because of the very specific label. I love knowing all of the info and facts that go in to how this wine is created! It’s a majority cabernet sauvignon, so it will have notes of black cherry, black currant, plum, leather and cedar. This red has moderate tannins and some pepper on the finish.
I hope you enjoyed this article on my list of ‘The Best Costco Wines Under $20″. For more wine options visit the Costco website here.
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Have you tried any of these wines before? What are you top Costco or grocery store wine picks? Let me know in the comments below!