Blind tasting review
Black Box Cabernet Sauvignon
Black Box Cabernet Sauvignon

Style Heavy red New World Country USA (CA) Price $5
Vintage tasted 2008 Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot

Overview Put your snobbery aside: boxed wine has many advantages, including larger volume and lower production costs, and vacuum sealed bags mean that you can keep the wine open for days or even weeks without significant loss of flavor. Still, we can’t quite imagine keeping a big box of wine on the table for our next dinner party, especially one that looks like this. But we’re working on it—the buzz is that box wines are the next big thing in the industry, so we’ll have to adjust. And as this simple, fruity Cabernet shows, good wines can come in square packages.

Nose The ripe, almost cooked fruit and vegetal aromas were somewhat divisive, but many blind tasters did appreciate the hint of pepper.

Mouth It’s quite soft, with lingering jammy fruit and more pepper.
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