Shoppers leave a Costco Wholesale Club store in Manassas, Virginia on October 16, 2012. Costco Wholesale Corporation is the seventh largest retailer in the world. As of July 2012, it was the fifth largest retailer in the United States, and the largest membership warehouse club chain in the United States. As of October 2007, Costco is the largest retailer of wine in the world. Costco announced on October 16 the opening of its first store in Paris and continetal Europe for 2015.   AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo by KAREN BLEIER / AFP) (Photo by KAREN BLEIER/AFP via Getty Images)
Why It Pays To Take A Chance On Costco's New Cabernet
By Brianna Corley
Costco may be famous for wholesale deals and delicious samples, but the warehouse retailer is also well-known for its alcohol selection, which just got a bit bigger with the addition of a new wine option. Costco has added The Prisoner’s new Unshackled Cabernet Sauvignon to shelves, and if you’re a wine drinker you should definitely check it out.
Costco offers high-quality alcohol that is nearly 20% cheaper than other retailers, and the new Unshackled Cabernet Sauvignon is no different. It retails for only $16.99 — a steal considering that some bottles listed on The Prisoner’s website retail for up to $45. However, its price point isn’t the only draw, and the wine is sure to delight both seasoned and new wine drinkers.
The Unshackled Cabernet features hints of black stone fruit and clove, and it is low in tannins, meaning that it’s softer, less bitter, and slightly sweeter than similar wines. Plus, The Prisoner’s high-quality wines are generally well-received, and shoppers were delighted when Costco brought the brand’s black licorice-esque Saldo Zinfandel to its shelves.