We tasted 6 different wines, along with Dad's magnum of 2006 Orfila Sangiovese.
For me, the best of the night was the 2008 Tormaresca Neprica. It's Italian, so I would already have been pretty biased towards it, but I didn't know what I was drinking, so I legitimately picked it out without knowing. The blend is 40% Negroamaro, 30% Primitivo, and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon (get it? NePriCa...). It was earthy and a little fruity, complex, rich, and best of all, it's only $9 at Costco! Dad liked it best too.
Good job Costco. Great cheap wine of the week. And good pick for the tasting Dad!