Now that “the Bachelor” is over, the girls are watching the newest smut show “the Bachelor pad”, which includes rejects from the previous seasons of Bachelor and bachelorette…. I enjoy the nights Chris’ friends come over! I get to sample some new food and enjoy the beverages they share.
The other night Eileen brought over a box wine from Trader Joes. I have heard there are some pretty good wines packaged in a box. I had not really tried any but after sampling hers I suggest you should to keep an open mind and give it a try.
The wine that Eileen shared was called Block White Wine. It was a Chardonnay and I could not locate the year on the packaging. The Chardonnay was a product from Australia. I was amazed how small the box was and the fact that it could hold three liters (four bottles). On the side of the box was a small pouring spout that actually did a pretty good job dispersing with very little drips when you were done pouring the Chardonnay.
I poured a small amount in my glass and proceeded to give it a try. The Chardonnay was pretty good so I decided to grab my tasting sheet and take some notes!
Looking at the Chardonnay the color depth was pretty good. It was a bright gold color and very clear.
When I smelled the wine I noticed that it was very aromatic and fruity. Some of the aromas I noted were Apple, Melon, and Lemon. The nose was very refreshing!
Tasting the Chardonnay it was not dry at all. I was impressed by the body, it was close to a full-bodied Chardonnay. It was very flavorful and I immediately noticed a soft buttery after taste. I could feel the wine on the top back part of the rough of my mouth. The flavor was a soft citric flavor. The finish was slightly short and I was wishing for it to last a bit longer.
I have to say for a $10.00 three liter box of Chardonnay I was impressed!
I rated the Block White Box Chardonnay three glasses. Great find Eileen!
Life is too short to drink crappy wine. Expand your palate and keep trying.