Round three of “Battle of the Boxes”. Will our third time in the ring with Box Wine be the ‘Charmer’? Let’s see….
Aromas of pear; with a soft creamy texture. The sweetness level of this wine is slight, but it’s there. The fruit doesn’t fight the gentle sweetness of the wine, but forms a nice balance. I served this with a spicy seafood dish of scallops and shrimp and found it to be a refreshing pairing.
Second Sip ~ 1 week later
The wine held true to form with the fresh pear aromas. Winemaker, Peter Griebeler shared some notes along with this wine: ”Harvested at night, the wine is gently pressed and clarified before fermentation. The wine was then fermented in stainless steel tanks at low temperatures and with specially selected yeast to maximize the aromatic intensity.” 100% Riesling | Alcohol 9.5% | Retails $24 3L
Winner of Round 3 ~ R. Müller 2010 Riesling. Why? The handcrafted care taken in the making of this wine shines thru with each glass poured. This wine is perfect to sip with a cheese platter or to serve with the main course.
There you have it, three rounds later and the wine is the overall winner! With quality Artisan wines now available in box format from Octavian Home Wine Bar you should consider serving one at your next gathering and let me know how your guests enjoyed them!
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Thank you to Octavian Home Wine Bar, Folsom and Associates and Winemaker Peter Griebeler for providing the wine.
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Eileen ~ You’ve inspired me to try a boxed wine! Do you know anything about Boca or Black Box? I picked up a Chardonnay by Boca and haven’t tried it yet. (I am learning a lot from you!)
Val, I have not had any Boca, but I’ve had the Black Box Sauvignon Blanc, unfortunately, I wouldn’t purchase it again, very astringent and pungent for what I prefer. I’m very interested to see how you enjoy the Chardonnay. Promise to post your tasting notes here !! Cheers!