Saturday, August 6, 2011

Bota Box Old Vine Zinfandel 2010, California - $18.99/3L

This is definitely a first - Sassy Wine Belly buys boxed wine. Here's a little context - we were going to see a play at a park that doesn't allow glass containers, so I stopped at Whole Foods to see which wine they could recommend that was not packaged in glass. This is the wine they suggested. It's the equivalent of four bottles of wine for $18.99 - quite a good deal!

Aroma - black fruit and spice
Taste - black fruit, spice, dry, moderate tannins

This wine travels well, and is supposed to keep for a month after you open it. It's not my preferred wine for daily drinking, but it will be my preferred wine for bringing to areas that don't allow glass.

We brought the following snacks and they all paired well with the Zin - rosemary marinated Kalamata olives, basil/garlic green olives, almond-stuffed green olives, Marcona almonds, Parmesan cheese, various crackers and chips, carrots, hummus, artichoke dip, watermelon, and cherries. Yum!!!

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