I’ve been in love with zinfandel wine for the last few years. Ever since our first trip to Paso Robles – and their many “fruit bomb” zinfandels – I’ve been hooked.
There is something so attractive about a zinfandel done right. Fruity, smokey, with the hint of spices and cloves. It truly is the kind of wine you just want to cuddle up with after a hard day at the office (or at your washing machine) to sip as you relax.
So I am happy to recommend the 2009 Bota Box Old Vine Zinfandel because it does all of that and is reasonably priced
I love inexpensive wines that have a great nose. With this one you’ll smell the dark berry flavors and a hint of spice. (Think cloves or nutmeg.)
It is nicely balanced wine the tastes of dark and jammy fruits followed buy the hints of aged oak and spice cake. And the finish is amazing – the lingering creamy, berry and spice.
With that being said, I would not catagorize this wine as “old vine” – but for the casual wine-drinker like me – it is everything a zinfandel should be and more.
This wine would pair AMAZINGLY with some Kansas City BBQ, flatbread pizza with feta or goat cheese, or a good pot roast with mashed potatoes and gravy.
The Bota Box Old Vine Zinfandel is priced at under $20.00. Each box contains the equivalent of (4) bottles and is good up to four weeks. To be completely honest, I have had zinfandels that were $20 a bottle that did not compete with this wine. It is seriously that good.
And considering we are getting close to barbeque time here in the Midwest, this would be the perfect wine to have on hand and enjoy as the nights get longer and the weather gets warmer.
Note: This wine should be available at most liquor outlets. Please be responsible when you drink wine – and never drive drunk…seriously, that is just stupid in this day in age.
How about you? Have an adult beverage you can’t wait to recommend? Leave it in the comments or link up. Because life is TOO short to drink bad wine.