Gratsi Old Country Variety: Look What's on Tap!

Hello again my beautiful Nooksters! 

Today’s tasting is very special, because it is a Wine Nook first: a two-in-one, Red & White double feature.

The wines in question? The Old Country Variety from Gratsi. This set is $80, and includes both their Old Country Red and their Old Country White. 

Side note: if you become an email subscriber before purchasing, you will also receive free wine glasses and the cutest deck of cards. 

This wine knows it’s IG ready, and I’m completely here for it.

Onto the best part: the tasting!

Let’s start with the Old Country White. This wine is a Sauvignon Blanc, AVA: Columbia Valley, WA

The bouquet had a light fruity aroma, and it was underscored by some floral notes. Very clean and refreshing. Our tasters couldn’t wait to try it! 

This wine is delicious. The fruity notes carried over to the taste, but the wine was not at all sweet. It is pleasantly dry. Our tasters found it very easy to drink, in fact they enjoyed a second pour after the review!

Despite this being an American-made wine, there is an unexpected European flair in the complexity of the flavors.

Overall we loved it. 

Next, let’s taste the Old Country Red. This wine is a Cabernet Sauvignon blend, Columbia Valley, WA

This wine was a lovely deep garnet color. Quite appealing. 

Our tasters all agreed that the bouquet was full of rich, dark cherries. We also got subtle peppery notes.

The taste was rich and complex. We detected notes of dark cherries (shocked, we were!), leather, and that pop of spice. 

It’s worth noting that while tasting, we enjoyed this wine with family, friends, and an Italian dinner. Our tasters had a lovely meal with all different pastas, meats, and spiced red sauces. So, I would say this wine definitely stands up to some bold flavors!

The tannins were full and velvety, complementing this dry, red blend.

Speaking of, we love blends. 

We love blends for many reasons, one of which is because we like to try and guess what other grapes were added to the mix. We’re not always right, but it’s all in good fun. Our lovely tasters have decided they think Merlot grapes were also used in this Old Country Red.  

Overall, these wines completely impressed us. And we were just as impressed with their ‘party-in-a-box’ add-on concept. 

That’s definitely the beauty of box wine. It’s for those who love experiences, who want to be together and enjoy quality time and quality wine. Other premium box wine brands should definitely be taking notes!

Have you tried either of these wines? If not, which would you like to try first? Let us know!

We give the Old Country White 5/5 taps.5/5 taps
We give the Old Country Red 4.5/5 taps.
4.5/5 taps