Best Wines at Aldi, Costco, TJ's
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15 Best House Wines From Costco, Aldi, and Trader Joe's

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Best Wines at Aldi, Costco, TJ's
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You already know Costco, Trader Joe's, and Aldi for cheap groceries, but did you know that all three also offer deals on wines that you won't find anywhere else? We're not talking Two Buck Chuck, either; all 15 of these wines get high marks from both professional reviewers (including a sommelier or two) and consumers. Even better, most of these bottles cost less than $10 — and none are more than $20. From French Champagne to California cabernet, you're sure to find the perfect companion for a casual meal or a special celebration.

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Kirkland Signature Ti Point Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
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White: Kirkland Signature Ti Point Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Est. Price: $7 | Buy it at Costco
Critics absolutely love this low-priced white, and why not? Costco partnered with Ti Point Wines, one of New Zealand's most notable producers, to create a sauvignon blanc that tastes like it should cost twice as much. This dry, crisp wine is refreshingly citrusy, with herbal, grassy hints and just enough fullness.

Exquisite Collection Sauvignon Blanc
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White: Exquisite Collection Sauvignon Blanc

Est. Price: $10 | Buy it at Aldi
This New Zealand wine earns kudos as a standout example of what the Kiwis do best: crisp, citrusy sauvignon blancs. With tropical fruit on the nose, bright hints of grapefruit and passionfruit, and a smooth finish, this wine pairs well with chicken or fish entrees.

Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc + Viognier
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White: Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc + Viognier

Est. Price: $13 | Buy it at Trader Joe's
This California blend combines the smooth nuttiness of chenin blanc grapes with the full, golden fruitiness of viognier grapes to create a delightfully smooth and supple white wine that pairs well with just about any main course from surf to turf.

Giretto Pinot Grigio
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White: Giretto Pinot Grigio

Est. Price: $6 | Buy it at Aldi
Pinot grigio like this is best enjoyed at a picnic on a hot summer day or mixed into wine spritzers for parties. Tart and slightly sweet, with subtle minty, peachy hints, it's the perfect companion for oysters on the half shell, ceviche, or cold poultry.

Rebuttel Chardonnay
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White: Rebuttel Chardonnay

Est. Price: $7 | Buy it at Trader Joe's
Chardonnays get a bad rap for being buttery, oaky explosions of tropical fruit that can knock you backward. Not this one. It's bright and crisp, with apple and citrus on the nose, leading to bright hints of lemon, more tart apple, and just a touch of buttery smoothness on the finish.

La Ferme Julien Rosé
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Rosé: La Ferme Julien Rosé

Est. Price: $6 | Buy it at Trader Joe's
Wine enthusiasts have been known to stalk the aisles at Trader Joe's, waiting for a case of this quick-to-sell-out French rosé to appear. A blend of cinsault, grenache, and syrah grapes, it balances floral and fruity, sweet and tart, with a hint of minerality on the back end to keep it light and refreshing.

Copperwood Merlot
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Red: Copperwood Merlot

Est. Price: $6 | Buy it at Aldi
This medium-bodied California red wine won a silver medal at the 2016 World Wine Championships, where judges called it a best buy. Tasters describe hints of chocolate, plum, and vanilla with earthy, oaky notes you'd expect to find in a cabernet sauvignon, not a merlot, but with a softer mouthfeel.

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Kirkland Signature Rioja Reserva
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Red: Kirkland Signature Rioja Reserva

Est. Price: $7 | Buy it at Costco
Spain's Rioja region is known best for its tempranillo grapes, which produce full-bodied, fruity wines with moderate tannins. This Rioja is aged three years in oak barrels, producing dominant notes of blackberry, cherry, and vanilla, with hints of licorice and spice. The quality is remarkably consistent from year to year, and few other Riojas can match it at this low price.

Tribunal Red
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Red: Tribunal Red

Est. Price: $10 | Buy it at Trader Joe's
This red blend from Northern California combines seven different varietals — barbera, grenache, merlot, petite sirah, petit verdot, syrah, and zinfandel — to produce a big, jammy wine full of ripe cherry with hints of chocolate and vanilla. Critics say it drinks like a zin: smooth and full-bodied, with a bit of spiciness on the finish — perfect for pairing with grilled meats or cheeses.

Outlander Cabernet Sauvignon
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Red: Outlander Cabernet Sauvignon

Est. Price: $9 | Buy it at Aldi
Aldi shoppers and professional reviewers alike rave about this cabernet sauvignon from California's Paso Robles region. Firm tannins make it ideal for serving at a weekend barbecue once dinner's ready. Blackberry and currant on the nose, with hints of caramel, cherry, and plum, pair best with grilled meats and other rich foods.

GSM Reserve Lot No. 96 Dry Creek Valley
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Red: GSM Reserve Lot No. 96 Dry Creek Valley

Est. Price: $6 | Buy it at Trader Joe's
The GSM on the label stands for grenache, syrah, and mourvedre, the three grapes blended to produce this red wine from Sonoma County, California. Whiffs of cherry, raspberry, strawberry, and vanilla lead to a juicy, fruit-forward mix of more cherry, plum, and blackberry. With a smooth, slightly spicy finish, this medium-bodied blend is similar to French Côtes du Rhônes costing a few dollars more.

Kirkland Signature Ribera Del Duero Gran Reserva
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Red: Kirkland Signature Ribera Del Duero Gran Reserva

Est. Price: $14 | Buy it at Costco
If you've never had a tempranillo from the Duero region of Spain, you're missing out on some excellent wines. Blueberry, blackberry, and vanilla dominate this smooth, inky red, which lingers pleasantly on the palate. This Costco offering is fuller bodied than the Rioja, in part because it has been aged longer, up to five years. It would be a good idea to decant this wine and let it breathe for 30 to 60 minutes before serving.

Villa Cerrina Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
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Red: Villa Cerrina Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

Est. Price: $6 | Buy it at Trader Joe's
If pasta or pizza is on the menu tonight, then pair it with this dry, light-bodied red. It's just as drinkable without food — just tart enough to keep things lively on the palate, with hints of cherry, plum, and some dried herbs. At this price, it's a great party wine, too.

Kirkland Signature Sonoma County Old Vine Zinfandel
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Red: Kirkland Signature Sonoma County Old Vine Zinfandel

Est. Price: $10 | Buy it at Costco
Zinfandels are the big personalities of the wine world, with intense fruits on the nose and palate and a smooth finish that lingers. Costco's version is no exception, full of lush cherry, blackberry, currant, and vanilla with a touch of spice and coffee on the end. At 15.5 percent alcohol by volume, this zin is meant to be sipped and savored with spicy barbecue, roast lamb, or a fat steak.

Kirkland Signature Champagne Brut
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Sparkling: Kirkland Signature Champagne Brut

Est. Price: $20 | Buy it at Costco
Yes, this is the real stuff from the Champagne region of France, not some California knockoff. This non-vintage, grand cru blend combines chardonnay, pinot noir, and pinot meunier sparkling wines. Tasters describe flowers and fruit on the nose, especially apples and citrus, followed by a light, zesty mouthfeel with hints of lemon and lime. And, of course, plenty of bubbles. Pair it with roast chicken or grilled Atlantic salmon.

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