We have been on the hunt for the best Costco wines under $20.  Costco is the largest wine retailer in the U.S.. and offers some of the best prices available.  We are reviewing new wines each week and updating our list below.

Costco is famous for their great wine selections and unbeatable prices.  They are able to undercut most liquor retailers due to the large volume of wine they sell.  We also love the hunt, they are constantly changing out their selections so load up while you can.  Several times we have found a new favorite wine only to return a few days later and it's sold out. 

Don't hesitate to try their "Kirkland Signature", which is the Costco house brand wines.  We have found that these are high quality wines that are made exclusively for Costco.  The research we have done suggests these are often times identical to other must more expensive wines and selling at a fraction of the price.

Our list of FAVORITES for under $20

 #7 - $14.39 Francis Coppola Claret 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon

From the bottle:

Francis Coppola Diamond Collection Claret, as its British-derived name implies, is made in the same style as Bordeaux’s finest Medoc type wines. A Cabernet Sauvignon-based wine blended in a Bordeaux style, this wine exhibits an exceptional depth and truly unique flavors. In honoring the authenticity and heritage of wines made in this style by Captain Niebaum himself from California Vineyards dating back to 1910, we call our wine, Claret.

13.5% Alcohol

#6 - $10.99 Match Book Petite Sirah 2018

From the bottle:

Family owned. Estate Grown. The Giguiere Family crafts single-site wines from the rolling Dunnigan Hills. Grown on red, rocky soils our Petite Sirah is a rich, intense wine with flavors of black pepper and spice layered over ripe plum and blackberry.

14.5% Alcohol

#5 - $12.99 Cantina Zaccagnini Montepulciano 2018


The grape Montepulciano can be grown in most of Italy, but the biggest region for it is Abruzzo. The region produces wine in two main styles—one soft and approachable, the other rich and more tannic.

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo is a good region for good value, but often the wines are not quite as great as they could be.

There is really only one fine wine in Abruzzo and it is Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

13% Alcohol

#4 - 6.99 Kirkland Signature Malbec 2018

From the bottle:

Argentina’s most acclaimed wine region for Malbec, Mendoza Province is in the foothills of the Andes Mountains. The grapes for this Kirkland Signature Malbec are grown between 2800 and 3300 feet above sea level. This deep purple Malbec has intense fruit notes of plum and cherries and a long rounded finish. It displays a perfect balance of ripe fruit coupled with oak spice from 12 months of careful aging in French oak barrels.

Crafted at the Broquel winery in Mendoza, this Malbec was produced especially for Kirkland Signature.

13.5% Alcohol

#3 - $11.99 Tarima Hill Monastrell 2017

From the bottle:

The passion fruit flower was chosen as the winery’s emblem because its intricate details and mesmerizing qualities mirror our wines and winemaking techniques. Monastrell grapes are hand harvested from small plots of low yielding old vines scattered across the hills of the Sierra de la Sima in the heart of Alicante. The wine exhibits deep garnet color with flashes of violet and a bouquet of dark red cherries and leather. On the palate the wine achieves its full potential, offering notes of black berries, plums and licorice with an elegant but persistent finish.

15% Alcohol

#2 - $10.49 Bila-Haut Cotes Du Roussillon Villages 2018

From the bottle:

The complexity of Bila-Haut reflects the diverse terroirs and wind of the Midi. By meticulously hand-harvesting the best grapes from the best vineyards of the Roussillon, a well-known Rhone producer has transformed his magic to the Languedoc and created a wine with finesse. This wine is fleshy, well-structured with aromas of black cherry and the warm and savage soils of the Roussillon area.

14.5% Alcohol

#1 - $13.99 Michael David Petite Petit 2018

From the winery:

Like elephants whose size is imposing, Petite Petit is large! A blend of 85% Petite Sirah and 15% Petit Verdot.

Offering a joyous explosion of color and fun, it is a substantial, dense, full-bodied, whopper style of wine loaded with pure black fruit and vanilla flavors that coat the palate. It reveals remarkable richness with a finish that is slightly dry and seems to linger.

14.5% Alcohol