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Winc Wine of the Month Review + Coupon – April 2020

winc april 2020 wine review

Winc is a wine subscription box that re-imagines the traditional wine club by offering a regularly-changing selection of unique, small production wines that are sourced directly from vineyards and winemakers. It’s one of our favorite alcohol delivery options out there!

FYI, COVID-19 Shipping Delay Update:

Currently shipping is delayed by about ~5 days and we are working every minute to close that gap. The same for our customer experience agents.

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

About this Wine Subscription

The Subscription Box: Winc

The Cost: Bottles start at $12.99 each with a membership. (Shipping is free on orders of 4 or more bottles.)

COUPON: Expiring Soon! Save 50% off your first order! No coupon needed - just use this link.

The Products: Small-lot wines, ciders, and sparkling options sourced directly from vineyards and winemakers.

Ships to: Eligible US zip codes, which you can check through this link.

Winc April 2020 Review

When you sign up to join Winc, you take a six-question palate profile quiz to help determine your taste in wine. Based on your answers, Winc makes bottle recommendations for you every month. You can go along with their recommendations, choose your own bottles from their regularly changing selection, or skip the month completely. You can also take the palate profile test as often as you’d like.

 

The bottles are shipped in an upright cardboard box that has molded pieces to hold them in place. This helps prevent the bottles from bashing into one another during transport. The box is rather sturdy and has a convenient handle that makes it easy to carry.

 

Winc also included a card with a really fun little crossword puzzle!

 

2018 Summer Water Bubbly Rosé — $25.99 (or $21.99 through the subscription)

Currently, this wine is sold out. 

Central Coast, California

Body: Light

Sweetness: Dry

Alcohol: 12.5%

Winemaking: Low-Sulfur

I love anything bubbly so this rosé was an EASY choice! It was utterly delightful on a warm afternoon, chilled, and enjoyed in the grass. It has light and sweet fruity notes (think peaches, strawberries, and lemon peel) and fizzy bubbles that make it really aromatic. This bottle didn’t last long at all and I wish I had more already. Basically, this is my ultimate summer sipper!

 

2017 Rosa Obscura Red Blend — $14.99 (or $12.99 through the subscription)

Currently, this wine is sold out. 

California

Body: Full

Sweetness: Slightly Sweet

Alcohol: 14.3%

Winemaking: Eco-Friendly, Low-Sulfur, Sustainable

This jammy wine truly has it all! A power blend of Merlot, Zinfandel, and Cabernet Sauvignon, this red wine seems to have the best features of each. It smells like grapes as soon as you open the bottle, and the notes I noticed on my tongue were woods, red juicy fruits, and chocolate. There was also a nice little bit of pepper on the end that gave it depth. It was also slightly sweet, which I loved. Will and I enjoyed this bottle with the lamb from my recent Porter Road box, and it felt truly decadent!

 

2018 Debts & Lessons Riesling $18.99 (or $16.99 through the subscription)

Currently, this wine is sold out. 

Monterey, California

Body: Light

Sweetness: Sweet

Alcohol: 10.5%

Winemaking: Vegan

I love sweet wine (sorry, not sorry) and I adore a good Riesling! They are fabulous alone chilled, as the base of a white sangria, or even in a cocktail (add some St. Germain to some Reisling sometime!). Basically, this wine is easy to love. It has notes of tart apples, lemon peel, and is somewhat floral too. It is the ideal porch wine, IMO, though I have also enjoyed it from the couch as well as with a nice dinner. This one is crisp and refreshing, and utterly perfect for a hot afternoon.

 

2018 Lost Poet Red Blend — $16.99 (or $14.99 through the subscription)

Currently, this wine is sold out. 

California 

Body: Medium

Sweetness: Slightly Sweet

Alcohol: 14%

Winemaking: Eco-Friendly, Low-Sulfur, Sustainable

I feel like this wine defines the term juicy! It absolutely bursts with notes of red fruits like poms, cherries, and strawberries. It was super easy to drink and was slightly sweet, but not overly so. The majority of this bottle was enjoyed with a cream-based pasta last week, but I am not ashamed to admit I finished off the last bit with toast one morning over the weekend.

Verdict: Winc was pretty awesome this month! I was so stoked to snag a bottle of Summer Water because it sells out so fast. I totally get why! Both of the red blends were dreamy and complemented the meals I have been cooking (as well as some breakfast toast). I am always down for a tasty Riesling, and this bottle did not disappoint! Though the selection on Winc has been hit or miss lately with such demand and so many bottles selling out, I am still thrilled with the options I selected and I can’t wait to see what happens next time.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Since Winc allows you to choose your wine, you can get any combination you’d like any month. Sign up today and curate your own selection, or let them choose a few bottles for you.

COUPON: Expiring Soon! Save 50% off your first order! No coupon needed - just use this link.

FYI, COVID-19 Shipping Delay Update:

Currently shipping is delayed by about ~5 days and we are working every minute to close that gap. The same for our customer experience agents.

Value Breakdown: This box cost $66.96 for four full bottles of wine, but had a retail value of $76.96, so that’s a savings of $10.00 by having the subscription.

Check out all of our Winc reviews and more of our best wine subscription boxes!

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Written by Megan Kirkland

Megan Kirkland

I love natural/vegan beauty products, Korean skincare, unique jewelry, and weird candies from far away places. When I am not waiting for my next exciting box you can find me painting or taking photographs of interesting people. I never leave home without pug hair somewhere on my shirt and a bold lipstick on my smile.

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  1. Contrary to their messaging, shipping is delayed by FAR more than 5 days. I have an order from 4/17 that STILL has not shipped. Their customer service team is also completely unresponsive; I’ve resorted to filing a dispute with my credit card company. Looking at their BBB page shows that this is far from an isolated problem recently, too. I definitely understand shipping delays due to COVID, but there has been zero communication since they sent out that “5 day delay” message back in April, which is blatantly untrue. Meanwhile, they continue to advertise as if nothing is wrong. I loved Winc prior to COVID but could never recommend it under current circumstances. I will put up with a LOT if a company is communicative, but Winc is not meeting even the baseline of that.

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