Bota Box Cabernet Sauvignon (California 2010)

You all know how I love a good boxed wine. And I hate to admit how frequently I resort of tried-and-true standbys without exploring the wide variety on offer. When HEB ran out (how could they possibly run out?) of my usual standby boxed red, I decided to pick up a recommendation from one of you find readers.

Bota Box is produced by Delicato and is surprisingly highly rated for boxed wine. In fact, the deciding factor to pick up this box was not only its availability and price, but the fact that it boasts 94 points in bold print, right on the front of the box. So, I thought, can’t go wrong, why not. So I bought it.

And that’s how I found my new house boxed wine. It’s fruity without being sweet, true to Cabernet character, and highly drinkable all on its own. You’re just gonna love it.

Find it at your grocer for about $15 for a 3L box – that’s roughly $3.75 per bottle. Not bad at all.

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5 Responses to Bota Box Cabernet Sauvignon (California 2010)

  1. The Other Joseph says:

    When we lived in San Mateo County we used to go to a pizza place that served Delicato boxed wine as their house wine. Back then it did not have a “fancy” name like Bota Box and was simply Red Table Wine. The winery is located near Modesto Ca and whenever I was working in the area I would stop and buy a case (4 boxes).

    They also bottle their wine and I believe it is priced within BWC standards. The last time we visited Texas I saw some (if memory serves me correctly) at Kroger. You can’t go wrong with Delicato.

    • Knighton says:

      I remember you mentioning Delicato. And you were absolutely right and can take credit for introducing it to the BWC. Hurray you!

  2. Lynne says:

    Thank you! The last boxed wine I bought was hideous, but I am cheap, so I refused to throw it all. I just finished it, so will be looking for Delicato. Great price!

    • Knighton says:

      Hi Lynne,

      Welcome to the BWC and boo to bad boxed wine. Let us know what you think of the Bota Box. You might also like La Vieille Ferme Rouge which is lovely.

      Thanks,
      Jennifer

  3. Water2wine says:

    We have Black Box here in Virginia, and I hear it’s pretty good. Also, I read that Bota Box old vine zin was really good. The reviewer said that it was the best of the Bota box wines.

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