Sometimes box wine is my therapy.
Did I mention that my kids get out of school in less than two weeks?
And today they were arguing about if DD could bark like a dog or not for fifteen minutes.
So if you are like me and need a Mama’s Little Helper in the pantry (preferably one with a lock on the door), check out 2008 Black Box Merlot.
This wine is 81% Merlot, 14% Syrah, and 4% Petite Syrah.
This inky dark wine has a nose that displays a cinnamon-oaky-leather aroma, followed by a medium weight wine with lots of flavors of ripe plums and currants and finishes with subtle tannins. In all honesty, I wouldn’t pair this with food, but would drink it on its own.
And for those of you who are purists, I wouldn’t call this a Merlot, but a Red Blend.
The Black Box Merlot is a little on the sweeter side and doesn’t have as much structure as a true Merlot. However, with that being said, this wine in a box equates to $6.00 a bottle. It does what it needs to do – taste good at an affordable price.
And it fits in the pantry. And you can’t see how much is gone day-to-day because it is in a black box. And that makes it WAY cheaper than therapy.
Don’t forget to use the Thirsty Thursday Wine List when creating your wine shopping list.
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.