What’s most brilliant on the one hand, but one of the most frustrating at the same time, is the idea of Costco’s discovery.
The term can also be applied to different types of finds. First, you have something you’ve never seen before, but the price is low, and it’s something you have to have right away. How could you live so long without him? I love her.
The next surprise is an item you found about a year ago, but it disappeared after a week, so you only had one chance to buy it. But wait, now that it’s back, it’s 20% more than last time, and you’re excited.
I always picture someone in a Costco store with Mr. Burns’ fingers (I don’t know why) sitting there pushing buttons to determine what’s available and what’s not, and happy to check our obedience with the Costco fund. And Costco wine plays exactly the same game, especially Costco Kirkland wines.
That’s how we do it. I look at all of our past ratings and evaluations over a ten year period to determine the average score of all the wines we have tasted, calculate the average price, and try to determine the target month in which the wines appear based on my historical data. Then we update them based on the highest score.
Message: I only include wines of which we have examined a few vintages. My table at the end of this article contains notes on the wines that were individual vintages. I also leave out Kirkland Prosecco or Champagne because they are not vintage wines, which are available everywhere and are fairly homogeneous in taste and price from year to year. Also note that many wines received the same average score, so there is no specific order for wines with the same score. I only list wines with an average of 88 points or more. Again, below is the full program for those who want to dive deep. Ready?
It’s a shame we haven’t seen a new vintage of this great wine in the store for over two years. I hope it’s not permanent. Please, Costco, surprise us. The Kirkland Pauillac Bordeaux leads the way with $23 and leads our rankings with 91 and 92 points. In the past, it has been released in stores in December-January. (our review)
We love this wine and its $20 price is hard to beat compared to other wines from this prime Napa Valley region. The average score over the years is 90 points, and you can expect this wine to be a success in March. Oakville Magazine 2018]
We’ve tested three vintages of Pinot Carneros so far, and it’s still impressive, with scores of 89, 90 and 89. The price is too good at $9.99, which is relatively unknown for Carneros juice. Come see us again in May. 2018 Carneros]
It is one of Kirkland’s fastest selling wines, year after year. If you see them, stock up immediately. This is not one of those Costco surprises that come later. Once she’s gone, she’s gone for the whole year. And that’s an incredible price increase ($8.99). 2019 Kirkland Rose]
There are three vintages of this Kirkland wine, and it is delicious at a very good price, currently $14. We rated it at 90 every time. The timing of the release was not easy, as it had already been published in September and December. So watch out in the fall/winter. 2014 Ribera Del Duero]
This is another Kirkland favorite that we tasted and traced back to the 2011 vintage. For those interested in this wine, see the table below for a complete listing of each vintage. We estimated 93 in 2013 and 88 in 2014. If you do the average, you get a net result of 90 points. Look for the month of July. 2018 Kirkland Chateauneuf].
It’s always a gem, from that other famous region of Napa that produces wines I really like. Priced at $20 to $24, the average score is 89 points, and we expect this wine to be released in September. 2018 Kirkland Deer Jump]
This wine is still a classic at a very good price that stays the same every year at $8.49. The average score is 88 and the target month for publication is April. 2017 Kirkland’s Chianti]
This year, the price has dropped from $7.99 to just $6.99; it remains a fun and enjoyable summer choice, perfect for pools, beaches and hot days. Average score of 88 points, month of target release : April. (our review)
A solid choice every year with a consistent price of $9.99, it’s a fun and versatile Zin that we’ve always enjoyed. The average score is 88 and the target month for publication is March. (our review)
The wide range of points Kirkland Brunello has received over the years has ranged from 92 points for the amazing 2010 vintage to 86 points for the following vintage (2011). The price is also going up from $25 to $27 today. It should be in stock by November. 2015 Kirkland Brunello]
We’ve tasted five vintages of this Kirkland wine, and it’s still available for only $6.99. Stock up when you can, probably in October. Our average score is 88 (our opinion).
We’ve only tasted two vintages of the Kirkland Columbia Valley Cab, but both scored 88 points, and there’s another good buy for just $9. It will be in stores in August. (our review)
Like the villages of Kirkland Côte du Rhône, this Kirkland Rioja has stayed ridiculously low at $6.99 every year since we started following it in 2010. The average score during this period was 88. Look forward to April. 2015 Kirkland Rioja]
We examined three varieties of this wine and gave it 87 (2014), 88 (2016), and (2018) 89 points. The price has gone from $15 to $20 over the years, so this target is somewhat moveable and we are curious to see where the next vintages will fall. It’s always a good price for a Chablis Premier Cru, so fingers crossed. Look for the month of February. 2018 Kirkland Chablis]
Here is the full historical data on which I based these calculations. The evidence is also in the increase/decrease in prices over last year, and in the Kirkland wines we rated under 88, many of which are still very good. I did my best to get closer to the target month, choosing the earliest dates rather than the latest, when the dates were unclear.
Here is a PDF download of the table that some readers have requested, so they can save it to their phones.
Press Release Av RatingAv
|T. Point Sauv Blanc.||2019||87||6.99||April|
|Sonoma Old Vine Zin||2017||88||9.99||April|
|The Cabernet deer jump||2018||91||23.99||Seven.|
|Villages of the Côte du Rhône||2019||89||6.99||November|
|Napa red mixture||2018||86||10.99||October|
|Pinot Grigio Friuli||2018||88||5.99||Seven.|
|Columbia Valley Cabernet||2018||88||8.99||December|
|Chardonnay, Russian River||2018||87||12.99||June|
|Kirkland Box Cabernet||2017||84||12.99||June|
|Carneros Pinot Noir.||2018||89||9.99||July|
|Pink Cotes de Provence||2019||89||9.99||May|
|La Rioja Nature Reserve||2015||88||7.99||July|
|Premier Cru Chablis||2018||89||19.99||Jan|
|Ribera del Duero||2014||90||13.99||December|
|Cabernet from the Alexander Valley||2015||87||9.99||July|
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