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Bota Box Shiraz 2012

Member Review by Shirazzer:

Not much aroma, ok taste. This costs the equivalent of $4.60 per bottle, which is more than the $2.75 per bottle of Oak Leaf Shiraz I normally buy at Walmart. I prefer the Oak Leaf to this Bota. Time will tell if the freshness advantage of the box is worth the premium.

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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: Shirazzer
6680228
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 12/07/2010

Not much aroma, ok taste. This costs the equivalent of $4.60 per bottle, which is more than the $2.75 per bottle of Oak Leaf Shiraz I normally buy at Walmart. I prefer the Oak Leaf to this Bota. Time will tell if the freshness advantage of the box is worth the premium.


Snooth User: alaroux
8313744
1.00 5
Vintage: 2009 04/30/2011

Previously, I have had a good experience with Bota wines. The Shiraz 2009 tastes almost artificial, almost infused with too much vanilla. Disappointing.


Snooth User: lolazaza
843985132
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 07/02/2011

Lots of blackberry fruit. Beautiful purple color. Peppery on the top. Smooth tannin. Balanced acid. Just a hint of sweet on the tip of the tongue in this otherwise perfectly dry wine. Not the most complex shiraz, but it doesn't have to be for this price. The few flavors it has are crisp, delicious, and well defined. In fact, I gave it an extra half glass just for the quality/price ratio. Simple, tasty, great everyday-with-dinner type table wine.


Snooth User: kgala0405
62021311
5.00 5
Vintage: 2008 10/24/2010

Five glasses


External Reviews for Bota Box Shiraz

External Review
Vintage: 2008 09/27/2011

About as jammy as a $8 wine can dare to get, this simple, irresistible shiraz has a lush core of deep blueberry fruit that doesn't draw away from its sunny disposition. For any picnic with a grill.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 09/23/2010

Our 2008 Shiraz exhibits layered aromas of blueberry, toasted oak and vanilla. On the palate, this medium-bodied wine shows ripe fruit flavors of blueberry and cherry, smooth, lush tannins and a lingering, juicy finish.Delicato Shiraz pairs perfectly with fennel sausage and white bean soup, braised pork roast, and soy glazed grilled salmon


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/23/2011

Like the Merlot, this is varietally correct, in this case balancing blackberry and white pepper flavors. Supple tannins make it go down smooth and easy, without a second thought.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/23/2011

On the nose, jammy black fruit, particularly black grapes, shines out from under oak and nut accents. Medium-full on the palate, with chewy plum and blackberry fruit, and an undercurrent of herb that continues on through the finish. A perennial good-value wine.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/23/2011

The grapes for this impressive Aussie-style Shiraz, from Lodi and Clarksburg, are ripe; the palate has rich flavors of cherries, black raspberries, blueberries and plums. Feels succulent, with a smooth texture and a long, sweetish finish, but it's perfectly dry. At this price, you can't go wrong.



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