|Empire Wine & Liquor Outlet||USD 3.95 $3.95 500ml|
|Total Beverage, Thornton Colorado||USD 3.98 $3.98 500ml|
Bota Box Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Bota Box Cabernet Sauvignon offers aromas of black cherry and red currant in the glass with just a touch of cedar and vanilla. Medium in body, this wine is supple and juicy with rich flavors of ripe cherry, plum and spice on the finish. Bota Box Cabernet Sauvignon is an ideal partner for barbecued meats, hearty stews or pasta served with marinara sauce.
I purchased a 500 mL Bota Box for $4 out of sheer curiosity, and the desire to answer the claim that "real" wines are coming in boxes now... After all, only junk wine comes in boxes, right? You know, that stuff they give fancy names like "Franzia" and "Almaden," yet constitute little more than fruit punch with a bit of alcohol in it? Who cares what other people are saying, these "real" boxed wines will still amount to a big box of crap, right? Well, it's sour grapes for me... [pun fully intended]. Make no mistake, this is high quality wine, and it's quite good. Is it complex, unique, and mystifying? No, of course not. But for 4 bucks (or a scant $17 for the 3 liter version), It's hard to deny that the Bota Box is a bona fide wine value. Though a bit weak for a Cabernet, this particular Bota Box wine remains a very drinkable one, perfect for weekday dinners, and life's little "gee, I could really use a glass of wine right now" moments... It's certainly not going to impress your fellow wine enthusiasts at a party, but it will impress the stalwart old codgers who think good wine only comes in bottles. Final thought: For obvious reasons, it's not the finest wine on earth, but let's just say I've had many far worse wines out of "real" bottles with "real" corks :).
We got on the box kick after doing some taste testing of different box wines. Bota is our favorite, we regular buy a box the quality is good and you can truly have a glass of wine with dinner. We like box wines because they are economical and green.
Not bad for the value. One of the few reds that doesn't end in a headache for me!