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Blue Apron Wine Box Review + Coupon – March 2017

Lindsey Morse
ByLindsey MorseMar 16, 2017 | 2 comments

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Blue Apron
4.4 overall rating
27 Ratings | 18 Reviews

Blue Apron Wine is a monthly wine subscription from Blue Apron. Every month, Blue Apron Wine sends six 500 ml bottles (perfectly sized for two to share!) that have been selected to complement upcoming Blue Apron meals.

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The Subscription Box: Blue Apron Wine

The Cost: $65.99

ACTIVE DEAL: Limited Time Only! Get $110 off across your first 4 boxes! No coupon needed - just use this link.

The Products: Six 500 ml bottles of wine.

Ships to: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming

Check out our Blue Apron Wine Reviews and our regular Blue Apron Reviews and the Wine of the Month Clubs Directory!

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Each bottle of wine from Blue Apron Wine comes with its own info card that lists information about the wine’s profile, appearance, flavors, and aromas. Each card also provides recommendations for pairing the wine with Blue Apron recipes. The cards come in a brown paper sleeve.

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2016 Osorio Carménère

The first bottle I opened up was this bottle of Carménère from Valle Central, Chile. Fun fact: Carménère was long thought to be extinct, but in 1992 Chilean growers discovered that some vines they believed to be Merlot were actually Carménère! The flavor profile of this wine includes notes of plum, cherry, baking spices, and tobacco. On paper, this wine sounds delicious, but something about the flavor didn’t quite work for me, unfortunately.

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2015 “Montagna Nera” Red Wine

Next up is a California red blend of 60% Barbara and 40% Zinfandel. Blue Apron recommends looking for flavors of pomegranate, raspberry, red cherry, and sage in this medium bodied wine, and I think that’s pretty spot on. I found this wine to be very smooth and easy to drink— it ended up being my favorite red in the box!

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2015 Maggio Calogero Petit Verdot

Blue Apron Wine sends 3 bottles of red and 3 bottles of white every month, and the last bottle of red I received in this box is a Sicilian Petit Verdot. This wine is a bit more on the full-bodied side, and the flavor contains floral and dark berry notes. I really enjoyed this wine, but I liked it better with food than on its own.

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2016 Feudo Palo Fiano

Next up is another Sicilian wine, an unoaked Fiano. The flavor of this wine is dry and reserved, with crisp flavors that remind me of apple and lemon. Like the last wine, I enjoyed this one best with food. I paired it with vegetable risotto, and I thought it complemented the dish well.

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2016 Le P’tit Paysan

This bottle is a crisp German-style Riesling from Monterey, California. I really love this wine, and it’s hands down my favorite bottle in this month’s shipment! The flavor is a little honied, with notes of apple, pair, and white peach, and I think it works well with food and on its own. Yum!

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2016 Desante “L’Atelier” White Field Blend

The last wine in this month’s shipment is a Californian white blend that’s made up of 34% Sauvignon Blanc, 24% Sémillon, 22% Chardonnay, and 20% Pinot Blanc. Despite being predominately made up of Sauvignon Blanc (my favorite!), the dominant flavor in this wine for me is Chardonnay. I’m not a huge fan of Chardonnay, so this wine was a bit of a miss for me. My husband enjoyed it, though.

Verdict: Overall, I’m really impressed with the wines I received in this month’s Blue Apron Wine box. It was fun discovering some new wines, and apart from the L’Atelier, I loved everything! As a Blue Apron meal subscriber, I really appreciate that every wine comes with Blue Apron menu pairing suggestions, and I like that the bottles are a bit smaller than full-sized— I think they’re the perfect size for two people to split with a weeknight dinner. It is important to note that Blue Apron does not allow for any sort of customization, so I think this subscription would be best for wine lovers who aren’t too picky. Regarding value, the cost of the box breaks down to $11 per bottle. Considering the quality of the wine and the convenience of the Blue Apron pairing suggestions, I’m very happy with that.

Have you tried Blue Apron Wine?

Blue Apron (starting at $47.95 per week) is one of the most well-known meal kit delivery service subscription boxes. Blue Apron creates bistro-inspired recipes (for 2 or 4 people) and sends members the pre-portioned ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions they need to complete up to 4 of them pe... read more.
Lindsey Morse
Lindsey Morse
Lindsey is a professional baker, cold brew coffee addict, and rosé aficionado who loves writing about food and wine. When she’s not sharing her love of subscription boxes with the world, you’ll find her in the podcasting studio, perfecting her cake decorating techniques, or cursing her way through the New York Times daily crossword puzzle.

Lindsey Morse
Lindsey Morse
Lindsey is a professional baker, cold brew coffee addict, and rosé aficionado who loves writing about food and wine. When she’s not sharing her love of subscription boxes with the world, you’ll find her in the podcasting studio, perfecting her cake decorating techniques, or cursing her way through the New York Times daily crossword puzzle.
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2 comments

Achew

I love to read your reviews. I noticed that you didn’t score the rim of the bottle to remove the metal film before removing the cork. This left an awkward, and unattravtive, flap of film sticking up in all of your otherwise lovely images.

Kay

I agree with it being unattractive (cringe), also metal alters the taste of wine.

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