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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Ghost Pines Cab at Costco for 14.99!

I was as at Costco earlier today in Irvine and they had one of my favorite wines at $14.99 a bottle.

Ghost Pines Cabernet

I have reviewed it here previously but for 15 bucks this is really a bargain for a Cab at this price point. If I had the money and a place to store it-totally not unreasonable to pick up a case. Its got a very balance of fruit and oak and trust me I have paid more and gotten much less. I would say given a blind tasting most would say this was a 30-40 dollar bottle.

For the record-they also carry this at Total Wine for the same price and don't quote but maybe even give the 6 wine bottle discount so that may even be a better option but given the amount of Costcos in the US I would be remiss if I didn't mention this to my friends in blog and hockey land.

For the record-I am pleased to announce that doing a google image search for "ghost pines cab" shows results of pics from my blog! I guess I'm moving up in the wine blogging world. Now if only producers would send me free bottles to rate and review I would really be on cloud 9....or "croud" nice as my wife might say.

On that same note-if anyone knows of a sub 10 dollar home run value please share. With the economy the way it is a bottle of Ghost Pines may as well be Opus 1.


pfa8680 said...

I have been hearing so much about this wine from two friends recently. One used to work at a vineyard and she highly recommended it. Do you know if COSTCO still sells Ghost Pines cab?

Hipcheck said...

Havent been to Costco for a while but it was there a couple of months ago. You can also find at Bevmo but its typically a buck or two more.

pfa8680 said...

Thanks for the response. Ended up getting it a local grocery store that had it on sale for $17.00. I had the 2007 Vintage and wasn't enthralled with it but have been taking some medication after a recent surgery that has ruined my taste buds temporarily or at least I hope. I was able to pick up some leathery notes that would pair very well with a steak dinner. Have to give it another try once all my taste buds return. Thanks again!