These are our bargain wine recommendations for the week of May 14.
Kirkland Signature 2010 Rutherford Meritage – $13.99 Costco
Meritage (pronounced like heritage) is a blend of two or more of the Bordeaux varietals. In this Kirkland Meritage blend we have 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 12.5% Petit Verdot, and 2.5% Cabernet Franc. All of the grapes were obtained from various vineyards in the prestigious Rutherford wine region of the Napa Valley. We very much enjoyed this wine paired with baby back ribs. It has deep black fruit flavors and a terrific mouth feel. What I missed in this wine was complexity. But I really can’t complain because the wine is only $13.99. The wine was produced and bottled for Costco by the D.C. Flynt company based in Healdsburg, CA. 89 Points.
This one tastes better if you let it sit and aerate. A heavy vanilla characteristic really tames it if you let the wine breathe for a couple of hours or even for a day. Janelle loves the spice and vanilla of this wine. I think it is a bit too heavy on both, so I prefer this wine decanted or aerated. At this point the wine drinks like a Syrah with the varietal characteristics coming through on the nose and palate. The wine comes from the Hahn estate vineyards in Monterey. This is a very pleasant and easy-drinking wine and worth the price of $10.99. It is occasionally on sale for $9.99 making it an even better deal. On the Hahn Website the wine sells for $14.00.
Hahn 2009 Syrah Central Coast – $10.99 Trader Joe’s & BevMo
Cheapskate Wednesday on WinesTilSoldOut – Wednesday, May 16
Here is a blurb I received from WinesTilSoldOut about their marathon event on this coming Wednesday. If you like the Flash wine sale Websites, you will like this special sale.
“Always wanting to offer customers amazing deals and amazing wines, WTSO will host its next Cheapskate Wednesday on May 16, pulling out all the stops to offer deeply discounted wines at blazing speeds, every 15 minutes for 12 straight hours. Offered in their wildly popular marathon format, Cheapskate Wednesday will keep enthusiasts and deal seekers on their toes.
How it works:
Starting at noon on Wednesday, May 16, we will present a wine every 15 minutes, until midnight.
There will be no email announcements; you will have to watch the site or follow us on Twitter for the next deal.
When an item sells out the next one will go live, but there will be at least one new wine every 15 minutes
Wines will be priced $7.99 to $18.99.”