At my local Costco in Foster City, California, I found two very good Napa Valley Cabernets selling for under $20. The 2005 Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Cabernet is selling for $18.49 but until December 24th, or while supplies last, you can buy any number of bottles with a Costco coupon for $4.00 off that price. I checked Wine-Searcher.com and found this wine selling for $17 to $24 at wine shops across the country. K&L Wines is selling this wine for $19.99. On the Mondavi Website, this wine is not listed, but the 2006 vintage of this wine is selling for $28 a bottle. The Wine Enthusiast gives the 2005 wine 91 points, and Wine & Spirits gives it a 90-point rating. Mondavi must have made a ton of this wine. 2005 was a record harvest and most wineries were not about to turn wine juice loose on the bulk market. The last time they did that, Charles Shaw wine became famous. The wine was moving quickly and it appeared that many savvy buyers thought this was a very good deal at $14.49. I quickly got caught up in the frenzy and snagged a case.
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