I guess it’s not a coincidence that I’ve been tasting some better wines lately, I’ve been spending more and staying away from Costco. Tonight it’s a Cabernet Sauvignon from Zolo in the Mendoza region of Argentina. I recently had another wine, a Malbec, from Mendoza that is one of the nicest I’ve had these past few months, Catena Malbec 2008.
I’m going to be straight with you – I’ll need some help describing this wine properly. There are some unique aromas and tastes that I’m enjoying but having a hard time finding the right descriptors. Hello Internet. Before heading off into the ether I can tell you the bottle has a decent descriptor of strawberry jam – I do get some of that. One reviewer on Cellar Tracker says you will not be left indifferent after trying this. He’s right. Very unique flavors that I think you will love or hate. I’m lovin’ it. He also mentioned flavors of concentrated blueberry juice but I have to disagree with that one. Well – not disagree as he probably gets that – I don’t. Sorry – I couldn’t find any accurate descriptors – you’ll have to try it for yourself and tell me what you find.
I had in my head that this was a $20 dollar wine and I was going to say that it offered good value, some very nice tannins, flavors, good body, really a lot to like. I went to the SAQ website to double check the price. It’s only $15.00 here in Quebec (which of course means it’s cheaper where you are ). Fantastic value for you money. See – this is what really irks me about Costco wines. For $15 at Costco you get a bulk distributor slapping on a fancy, cute label trying to pass itself as a nice French wine (as boring a wine experience as you can have) while for the same price you can get a very well made Argentinian Cabernet with rich, unique and memorable flavors that is obviously made by somebody that knows what they’re doing.