There’s nothing too fancy about the Bota Box packaging, it’s a basic bag-in-box package. But I did notice that when opening this box, it was much simpler than most boxed wines. If you’ve ever opened a boxed wine, you’re probably familiar with the perforated section of cardboard that you need to open to get the spigot out. Well, on most boxed wines, it’s nearly impossible to tear that section by hand, so you end up getting a knife and hoping that you don’t puncture the bag — or puncture yourself! But that wasn’t an issue at all with Bota Box.
The box itself is made of 100% post-consumer recycled paper, but
OK, enough rambling about the packaging and let’s get to the juice. After all, who wants to buy a wine just for the box? Although I do know many people who’ve bought wine just because of the cool bottle it came in (points at self in embarrassment).
One thing I didn’t notice until I took a second look at the mark is that this wine is from Lodi, California. That’s right folks, California has seen the success Argentina has had with malbec and they want a cut of that action. The last time I was out in California wine country I came across several vineyards that were experimenting with malbec and this is just one example.
This malbec is a dark red affect, bordering on
Wine: Bota Box
Fee: $19.99 for 3 liters (equivalent to 4 bottles)
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