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The idea of this thread is to help fellow forumites to track down some good buys at your local Costco. With the ever popular '00 Bordeaux at Costco thread, a good number of the forumites were able to benefit from it, so hopefully this new thread will be kept alive and well to serve it's purpose.

If you find some hot items, please take down the item number and pricing regardless if you are going to buy them.

Of course, timing is very important, especially for the smaller allocation items such as the 2001 Rieussec. So after you bought what you need, please take a quick moment to post the information (store location, wine, price, item #)so other forumites have the chance to get in on the good deal.

Novato Costco
2004 Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc $12.69, item #296058
N.V. Buller Fine Tokay 375ml $10.99, item #296058

For those chasing the WS Top 100, some Costcos still have the 2001 Lafite at $129.99 including Novato, but I don't have the item# for this, sorry. Frown

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1999 d'Yquem at Fountain Valley, CA for $135, don't know item # (or whether it's a good buy?). this store also HAD 2001 Rieussec for $45 w/3 limit a few weeks ago.

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this store also HAD 2001 Rieussec for $45 w/3 limit a few weeks ago.

You gotta be kiddin me!
I went there sooo many times just for that........
Argh, why you didn't send me an e-mail? Frown


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I like it, Pyang. Nice idea.

For anyone who's interested the Costco at Damen and Diversey has 2001 Ausone for about $180 (I can't remember exactly, but it was around that price). That strikes me as a decent but not staggering price.

They also have Phelps Backus 2000 for $140. No thank you to that.


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sorry Stephane, it was too late by time I got to my computer Frown
 
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Great idea, Pyang! Thanks to y'all, I was able to get some 01 Suduiraut @ Costco before it sold out ... merci!


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Have not been able to find the Buller's anywhere the last few months - including Costco.
 
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Costco at Norwalk, Los Angeles County, CA

1. 2002 Flora Springs Chardonnay Napa Valley Select Cuvee 2002 $24.99, WS 92, retail $35
2. 2002 Bodega Norton Malbec Mendoza Reserve $12.99, WS 90, retail $17
3. 2002 beringer Chardonnay Napa Valley Private Reserve $22.99, WS 90, retail $35
4. 2001 St. Francis Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County 2001 $11.99, WS 86, retail $22
5. 2001 Chateau St. Jean Merlot Sonoma County $16.79, WS 90, retail $25
6. 2002 rosemount Chardonnay Hunter Valley Show Reserve $11.99, WS 90, retail $15
7. 2001 Casa Lapostolle Cabernet Sauvignon Colchagua Valley Cuvée Alexandre $$14.99, WS 91, retail $19
8. 2001 Murphy-Goode Fumé Blanc Alexander Valley Reserve, $10.99 x 1, WS 89, retail $17
 
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Costco - Michigan - 8 and Haggerty:

1989 Lafite Rothschild 750's @ $289. Its all over winesearcher.com for $160 and the more recent reviews are not that good. "Buyer beware." works at Costco too.


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Oh great...next year Pyang will get 8 cases of the WOTY Big Grin.

...I wish OH had Costco.
 
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Costco at Norwalk, Los Angeles County, CA


4. 2001 St. Francis Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County 2001 $11.99, WS 86, retail $22


7. 2001 Casa Lapostolle Cabernet Sauvignon Colchagua Valley Cuvée Alexandre $$14.99, WS 91, retail $19



Man, do I wish Costco could sell wine in Canada! The St. Francis Cab sells here for C$30, the Lapostolle $34, and no one can undersell those gov't monopoly figures. The prices posted above make me weep.

I'm not sure exactly how my purchasing and drinking habits would change if we could buy wine at the Costco kinds of prices, but my bank balance would sure be different after a dinner party. Smile


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Danville Costco, 2000 Dunham Cellars Syrah, they got one case by mistake, $33.99 (Item #693811), i grabbed a bottle.

They also have:
N.V. Buller Fine Tokay 375ml $10.99, item #296058
2004 Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc $12.69, item #296058

As well as 2001 Ausone, Haut-Brion, Mouton...


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One more, Danville Costco:

2001 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore $99.95, item #30825
(10 left when I grabbed one today)


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Rhone Warrior...They have built several in Cleveland over the last few years, so maybe Columbus will be next. But for the few dollars you save I would not Wish for one...
 
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Costco alert Plano Texas

Chateau Rabaud Promis 95pts 375 $17, 750 $35

WS TOP 100
Green Point Shiraz 93pts $15
Allegrini Veronese 91 pts $15.55
Bodegas Pacasios Rioja $9.00
 
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Livonia Costco--December 4

2001 Mondavi PR $72
2001 Mouton Rothchild $142
2001 Ornellaia Bulgari $120
2001 Oreno $80

The 1989 Margaux has sat in the office for almost two years--not a good situation would not recommend buying any of them
 
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Thomas,
Is it the '89 Margaux or Lafite that's been sitting in the office for 2 years? What is their policy on returning corked wine? Is it worth a flyer?


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Just curious, I live in Oklahoma and we do not have a Costco. Is it like Sam's Wholesale Club?


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Seanr7,

It's very similar to Sam's Club (with the whole warehouse-like thing going on and membership required) but in my opinion, it's a lot better than Sam's Club.
 
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Thanks Sapril, I will have to look one up next time I am in Dallas.


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I despise all of you. Maryland Costcos can't sell wine. GRRRRRR!
 
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Neither do Costco's in Arlington Mad Mad Mad

Those of us in Arlington have to drive to another city to buy wine
 
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Item Numbers
This is key to getting anything at Costco.
Note that the item number usually stays the same regardless of vintage.

I started making a note of the item numbers of high-end stuff recently.
Here's what I've got so far.

754826 Rieussec
754828 Suduiraut
487368 YQuem
21006 Dom Perignon
19488 Veuve Cliquot Grand Dame
432188 Leoville Barton
754605 Grand Puy Lacoste
623338 Gruaud Larose
754528 Chateau Ausone
31913 Penfold's Grange
489529 Phelps Backus
7736 Cardinale
242016 Insiqnia
423488 Merryvale Profile
69872 Far Niente Cabernet


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DoktaP,

Take the wine back and they will issue full credit.

I took a corked bottle of 2000 Latour back and got full purchase price for it, although I would much rather have a replacement bottle.


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Quick question...

When Costco has very limited production stuff in stock (e.g. Rieussec) do they usually have it out on the floor or is it hidden in the back?

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