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Costco Summer Wine Sampler Sovereign Virtue Front Label

Sovereign Virtue Rose from Costco’s Hello Summer Wine Sampler (2021) | A Review

Sovereign Virtue is an Italian rose made of two grapes: 51% Sangiovese & 49% Merlot.  This pink wine has a distinctly strawberry flavor with a strong acidic finish.  Like biting into a tangy strawberry, some of our team really liked it while others did not prefer the lasting tartness.  If paired with food, it is recommended to drink this wine with shellfish, grilled fish, tangy cheese (like goat cheese), strawberries, or even sweet potato dishes.

Costco Summer Wine Sampler Sweet Red

Sweet Red from Costco’s Hello Summer Wine Sampler (2021) | A Review

Our taste testing team was split on this wine. This wine has nuances of dark fruits and berries, but what was “controversial” was the actual sweetness of the wine: this sweetness was either just right or just too much. It is suggested that this Sweet Red should be paired with roast beef, duck in a cherry sauce, Gorgonzola cheese, lasagna, sautéed mushrooms, or butternut squash with kale. Grab a box of Costco’s Hello Summer Wine Sampler (2021) and let us know what you think about the Sweet Red (2020).

Costco Summer Wine Sampler Ceu Do Norte Rose

Ceu Do Norte Rose from Costco’s Hello Summer Wine Sampler (2021) | A Review

Grab a box of Costco’s Hello Summer Wine Sampler (2021) and let us know what you think about the Ceu Do Norte Rose (2020). This rose has raspberry and cherry notes, resulting in a sweet flavor with a light sour nuance.  This blended wine pairs nicely with various seafood (e.g. salmon, tuna) and creamy or savory dishes.

Costco Summer Wine Sampler Reflective Wings Label

Reflective Wings Chardonnay from Costco’s Hello Summer Wine Sampler (2021) | A Review

Costco just released their “Hello Summer Wine Sampler 2021”.  This sampler contains 12 unique wines (in perfectly sized 375ml bottles) where one different wine can be sampled each day for 12 days. Today is Day 2 (of 12) of the wine sampling: a white wine from Spain Reflective Wings Chardonnay (2020).  Our team loved this Chardonnay as it had sweet and crisp citrus and apple notes. This wine pairs well with seafood (it was so good with our calamari steak and caper butter sauce), hard cheeses and other salty foods.

Costco Summer Wine Sampler Crush Red Blend

Crush Red Blend from Costco’s Hello Summer Wine Sampler (2021) | A Review

As part of Costco’s “Hello Summer Wine Sampler 2021”, today is day 1 (of 12) of the wine sampling. See below for our thoughts on Costco’s Hello Summer Wine Sampler (2021) and its Crush Red Blend wine (2020). Stayed tuned for more posts too as we’ll be reviewing every single wine in this box. 

Costco Summer Wine Sampler Box

Costco’s Hello Summer Wine Sampler (2021) | A Review

To our surprise and delight, celebrate friends, sun and summer fun with Costco’s “Hello Summer Wine Sampler 2021”. This is a box of 12 wines: 5 white wines, 4 red wines and 3 rosé wines. Read more for our overall review of Costco’s Hello Summer Wine Sampler (2021) and stayed tuned for more posts as we’ll be reviewing every single wine in this box.