Like I said, I am on the search for the best boxed Cabernet Sauvignon. I really like the Bota Box Malbec I have, so I wanted to try the Bota Box Cabernet Sauvignon. This way, I could try it without the commitment of 3 liters of it!
Jack at Corkscrew helped me with this one, because I didn’t know these little juice boxes existed. They are 3 glasses (even more than that, realistically) for $3.99! I would pay twice that (or more) for one glass at a restaurant. What a steal. He has always been so helpful and we are finally on a first name basis!
Bota Mini – Cabernet Sauvignon – Lathrop, California, United States – $3.99
Winemaker Review: Bota Mini Cabernet Sauvignon offers aromas of black cherry and blackberry with a touch of violet and black peppercorn. Medium in body, this wine is supple and juicy with rich flavors of red currant, black fruit compote and spice on the finish.
YUM! I like this one even more than the Black Box Cabernet Sauvignon. I will definitely be buying a full box of this one. I absolutely smell the violet – this Cabernet Sauvignon is slightly floral, which is a unique characteristic that I haven’t noticed in other Cabs that I have drank lately. Of course the cherry scent is there like most Cabernet Sauvignons, and the taste is pleasantly sweet followed by a rush of tannins on the back of the throat. This is so delicious and has such rich cherry flavors, which complements the mouthfeel well. I have really come around to loving Cabs, and lots of tannic wines for that matter. This wine is a really good one to drink with food or just by itself as a study companion. My roommate Taylor cooked chicken, asparagus, and rice for dinner tonight and this went well with it. A white wine would have been more appropriate for the flavor profile, but I wanted a Cab so I chose a Cab! Overall great experience from a juice box, and I’ll definitely continue trying these little boxes to find the wines that I like.