I also highly recommend a 2005 Byron Chardonnay that is selling for around $18 at the Costco here in Las Vegas. We have loved the 2 bottles we've had so far. It carries a 93 point rating to which it certainly seems to live up.
have you had it?
i'll post my thoughts once i have it, which won't be for a little while since i usually have simple french table wines with dinner. this was $18 onsale (originally $22).
The Costco in Burbank (and perhaps other SoCal locations) is selling 2006 d'Arenberg The Laughing Magpie for $18.99. That's a very good price on a 92 point wine that is very drinkable now if left open for about 1/2 hour.
Alright, I'm a little tipsy right now so I'm gonna let you all on a little secret . . .
The best bottle of wine you can semi-afford to buy at this time . . .
Joseph Phelps Insignia 2004
About $200/bottle but GD really good S!
Well, at least it is what my wife has been drinking lately..
and a Chateau st. Pierre rosť.
Just finishing a bottle of 2005 Peter Lehmann Barossa Shiraz. WS gave it 91 points and rated it a Best Buy. Costco is selling this wine for $12.99 so I gave it a try - and it has been a very pleasant surprise.
Uncorked one of these last night:
Our first time tried, and won't be the last. A blend of 50% Merlot; 49% Cabernet Sauvignon; and 1% Cabernet Franc. This is a KILLER bottle---and a steal for 35 bucks. Perfect balance, wonderful concentration and complexity, soft velvety tannins, and loooong on the finish. Was heaven with thick, char-grilled Prime dry-aged rib-eyes smeared with gobs of sweet roasted garlic.