OK I’m going to make this short and sweet, I mean who really wants to sit around and type up a wine review after they have popped the cork or broken the seal on a good drop of wine?
Taste Notes: A classically good Zin with: berry and cherry notes that finishes with a smooth oak and chocolate flavors. It’s an easy red to drink that would appeal to most red wine drinkers and even some of those traditionally white or blush wine drinkers.
Wine Enthusiast Magazine said “There is absolutely no better valued in California Zinfandel than this boxed wine…”
Wine Enthusiast Magazine also scored 88 points and received a “Best Buy” rating.
The wine is vented and boxed by Bota Box Vinyards in Manteca, California.
You just have to love Bota Box Environmental friendly wine in a box. The box is printed on unbleached recycled paper made from 100% previously used consumer fiber. The box is bonded together using cornstarch (not glue) constructed The box is 100% recyclable.
The wine also stays fresh for more than month after opening.
Standard Retail Price: 3L – $20.99, 500ml – $5.99
Zinfandel history: Has been grown in California since the early 19 century and is originally from Italy, where it’s called Primitivo and Crljenak Kastelanski from the coast of Croatia. The variety comes from a dark-skinned red wine grape and is goes by the nickname “Zin”.
Final Score: 4.5 out of 5 (of your personal favorite related wine thingies, such as clinking glasses or shades of purple tongues etc. 2011 Old Vine Zinfandel by Bota Box certainly qualifies as some the best wine found in a box as of late. Cheers!
EV of the Year Judge, independent green journalist, photographer, author and sustainability activist that has published over 1000 articles. Mr Burridge’s travels have taken him to over 30 countries and 300+ major cities. He is originally from the USA, but has been residing in Australia for the last seven years. Connect to Ken Burridge on: Twitter, facebook, Google+, Linked in or website