ST.-COSME Côtes du Rhône 2015 Score: 91 points Price: $16
Ripe, with vivid blueberry and boysenberry fruit, harnessed on the back end by a bold graphite edge. Anise and violet notes add range. Drink now through 2019. 25,000 cases made
We have purchased the St Cosme in the past and recently had a bottle of Guigal’s current Cotes du Rhone and found it soft and very nice at a great price
VIÑA SAN PEDRO Cabernet Sauvignon Maipo Valley 1865 2014 Score: 91 points Price: $18
Rich and refined, with good cut to the red plum, crushed berry and raspberry flavors matched to notes of sandalwood and cardamom. Creamy midpalate, with a finish that’s filled with chocolate and dark currant details. Drink now through 2021. 50,000 cases made.
14 HANDS Kentucky Derby Red Blend Limited Release Columbia Valley 2013 Score: 90 points Price: $15
Features a firm texture around a generous core of ripe blackberry, cherry and mocha flavors, hinting at licorice as the finish rolls on. Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and other red grapes. Drink now through 2019. 30,000 cases made.
We continue to enjoy the wines from 14 hands which you will find at Total Wine. The Derby is wonderful but do not overlook the “hot to trout”.
COLUMBIA CREST Merlot Horse Heaven Hills H3 2013 Score: 90 points Price: $15
Supple and generous, rich but not weighty, with ripe cherry, blackberry and tobacco flavors melding harmoniously as the finish rolls on smoothly. Drink now through 2019. 75,000 cases made
You will also find Ste Michelle Indian Wells Cabernet outstanding but not reviewed. You will find this most likely at Costco.
HAHN GSM Central Coast 2014 Score: 90 points Price: $15
Offers plenty of personality, with aromas of cherry, white pepper and smoky herb leading to zesty flavors of raspberry and licorice. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2022. 25,071 cases made
HESS FAMILY LATIN AMERICA Malbec Salta Amalaya 2015 Score: 90 points Price: $16
A fleshy red, with concentrated blackberry and dried blueberry flavors supported by fresh acidity. Mineral and dark chocolate notes linger with hints of white pepper on the finish. Drink now through 2020. 50,000 cases made.
CONCHA Y TORO Cabernet Sauvignon Maipo Valley Reserva Privada 2015 Score: 90 points Price: $18
This ripe and muscular red offers dense dark currant, dried blackberry and green olive flavors that lengthen out nicely, with plenty of fresh acidity. Savory green herbal and bittersweet chocolate notes show on the finish. Drink now through 2020. 62,878 cases made.
BODEGA NORTON Malbec Mendoza Reserva 2014 Score: 90 points Price: $19
This has a silky mouthfeel, with rich, plush flavors of boysenberry, dark currant and black olive that carry plenty of creamy accents. Features dark chocolate and Asian spice details on the finely textured finish. Drink now through 2020. 125,000 cases imported
Usually a stable at Costco.