Monday, April 2, 2012

Bota Box 2010 Old Vine Zinfandel


I'm fairly certain this is the company that started the "Moms Who Need Wine" dealie, so they automatically get props from me!

So, I've been adventuring into boxed wine lately. I mean, you've got to love the whole environmentally conscious aspect of it. Not just because of the packaging either - I make less trips to the package store, and it's generally less expensive because of the packaging. Now, granted, the quality is not always up to par - I mean, life is way too short to drink bad wine - but if you can find a couple of gems in the sea of boxes, it is worth the effort.

This is one of those that I've found to be worth the effort. Is it complex? No. Nice long finish? No. Tasty? Yes! This Zin does the job nicely! I would serve this at a barbecue on the deck in a heartbeat.

My very first sip was full of nice, jammy berry fruit, and there's that nice little hint of pepper and spice. Not a very full nose by any stretch of the imagination, but pleasant. And as I mentioned before, there's not a lot of depth or much of a finish, but this zin is very drinkable and enjoyable to boot. The $16.99 price tag ain't bad, either!

Give it a try - and please comment! Tell me what you think!