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Bota Box Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Member Review by Jason Benjamin M:

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 :).

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Bota Box:
Great Wine Shouldn't Cost the Earth   Premium wine in a box? You bet! Bota Box produces premium California wine in 3-liter box and 500ml Tetra Pak, both made from environmentally-friendly packaging. Bota Box 3L is packaged in 100% recyclable, unbleached, post-consumer fiber printed with soy-based inks. Using state of the art FlexTap™ technology, our wine is kept fresh for up... Read more
Great Wine Shouldn't Cost the Earth   Premium wine in a box? You bet! Bota Box produces premium California wine in 3-liter box and 500ml Tetra Pak, both made from environmentally-friendly packaging. Bota Box 3L is packaged in 100% recyclable, unbleached, post-consumer fiber printed with soy-based inks. Using state of the art FlexTap™ technology, our wine is kept fresh for up to six weeks after opening, allowing consumers to enjoy a glass of our award-winning wine without worrying about waste or spoilage. Bota Box offers nine popular 3-liter wines: Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Shiraz, Old Vine Zinfandel, and a red blend called RedVolution.   Lightweight Bota 500ml Tetra Paks boast a smaller carbon footprint than the equivalent amount of 750ml glass bottles. The smart, alternative packaging and size reduce greenhouse gasses by 75% and waste by 50%, cut fuel emissions due to its lighter shipping weight, and are produced primarily from paper which is a renewable resource. Our 500ml Tetra Paks are available in Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Old Vine Zinfandel and Moscato. Read less

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Snooth User: Jason Benjamin M
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3.50 5
07/01/2011

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 :).


Snooth User: donco
12876712
3.00 5
01/29/2009

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.


Snooth User: cwbtx
4344638
3.00 5
03/23/2010

Not bad for the value. One of the few reds that doesn't end in a headache for me!

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Source: Vines Wine and Spirits
03/16/2013

Bota Box Cabernet Sauvignon offers floral notes in the glass which is quickly followed by robust aromas of black cherry and red currant with just a touch of cedar and vanilla. Medium in body, this wine is supple and juicy with rich flavors of ripe cherry,



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