Blason Isonzo Rosso 3L "Bag in Box" (cannot ship )

SKU #1046992

Giovanni Blason and his consulting enologist Andrea Rossi have turned this 37-acre property into a juggernaut of affordable quality wines. Giovanni and his wife Valentina own this winery in Gradisca d’Inzonzo, 3.75 miles from the Slovenian border and about 20 miles north of Trieste. Isonzo is where Silvio Jermann, one of Italy’s greatest white winemakers, hails from. This is the fifth vintage that we’ve been importing wines from Blason, wines that are getting 1 and 2 glasses from Gambero Rosso, Italy's leading wine critic, for their quality and the fact that they cost one half of the price of many others that don’t get the same quality reviews. Let's not even begin to talk about Santa Margherita. 50/50 Cabernet and Merlot.

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By: Steve Bearden |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 12/12/2009  | Send Email
Box wine has a bad reputation in this country, not because of the packaging itself but because of the poor quality wine usually associated with it. Anyone who has been to a supermarket in Europe and seen the super-premium boxed wines retailing for $40-$60- and more is aware of this. Here is the absolute best value in the store hands down. This delicious blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot is dark and rich with flavors and aromas of cocoa, tobacco,and ripe, dark fruit. At 15 bucks for the equivalent of four bottles you're paying just $3.75 a bottle. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

By: Chiara Shannon |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 9/11/2009  | Send Email
This is a dream-come-true. Delicious, food-friendly, relatively complex red wine in a box from Blason. A must to have on-hand in the kitchen. I am double-fisting now, with the Blason Bianco-in-a-box in the fridge and the rosso on the counter. Vibrant, fresh red fruit flavors, medium-body, tangy fruit on the palate with subtle earth tones and juicy tannins...this wine is an honest, straighforward red and a real crowd-pleaser that can handle any extravaganza. It improves in the glass, too!

By: David Driscoll |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 8/30/2009  | Send Email
Just what you hoped it would be: juicy, carafe-filling, red, Italian, table wine. It is delcious and I would buy it if it were in a bottle. But it isn't in a bottle. It's in an air-tight bag, inside of a box with a tap so I can have a glass or four bottles, depending on how I feel! The choices that modern technology allows us...

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Italy

- Once named Enotria for its abundant vineyards, Italy (thanks to the ancient Greeks and Romans) has had an enormous impact on the wine world. From the shores of Italy, the Romans brought grapes and their winemaking techniques to North Africa, Spain and Portugal, Germany, France, the Danube Valley, the Middle East and even England. Modern Italy, which didn't actually exist as a country until the 1870s, once produced mainly simple, everyday wine. It wasn't until the 1970s that Italy began the change toward quality. The 1980s showed incredible efforts and a lot of experimentation. The 1990s marked the real jump in consistent quality, including excellence in many Region that had been indistinct for ages. The entire Italian peninsula is seeing a winemaking revolution and is now one of the most exciting wine Region in the world. For our entire Italian wine selection, click here. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of Italy.
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Friuli-Venezia-Giulia