Best Boxed Wines – Wine in a Box


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Don’t let the fact that these boxed wines don’t come in a bottle with a fancy wine label fool you, you can find some excellent boxed wine. Tired of buying wine by the bottle and want to start experimenting with box wine but you’re wary thanks to Franzia box wine?  No worries – here’s a list of some best boxed wines that are sure to impress.

Target Wine Cube Sangria

Target Wine Cube Sangria

Not that Sangria is particularly hard to make, but it’s nice that Target has done all the work for you.  Available in packages equal to a couple of glasses up to 4 bottles, this Sangria is ready to go right out of the box, or you can jazz it up with some extra fruit or soda water for fizz.

Octavin Home Wine Bar Silver Birch Sauvignon Blanc

Silver Birch Sauvignon Blanc

A new package that’s attractive enough to be left out even when company is over.  With a top quality twist spigot that won’t drip wine all over your floor, this New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc box wine is perfect for light appetizers, chicken, or by itself on a hot day.  Flavors of citrus are crisp and refreshing.

Pinot Evil Pinot Noir

Pinot Evil Pinot Noir Box Wine

A quality French wine in a box is hard display to pass up.  While not revolutionary in any way, the mild, fruity flavors of the wine are perfect for an upgraded table wine that’s great for enjoying while watching TV and noshing on some delivered pizza – a step up from your usual blended red table wines.

Octavin Home Wine Bar Big House Red

Big House Red Octavin Home Wine Bar

 

Another offering from Octavin that might actually be the most perfect red table box wine.  A blend of Syrah, Petite Sirah, Grenache, Montepuliciano, Mourvedre, Sangiovese, Algianico, Tannat, Nero D’Avola, Sargentino, Touriga, Barbera, and Petit Verdot – it has a little of everything.  While not doing anything particularly well, it doesn’t do anything poorly either and will match up with just about anything you’d want a glass of red wine for, especially relaxing after a long day.

Black Box Sauvignon Blanc

Black Box Wines Sauvignon Blanc Box Wine

Another New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, this one is features a bit more of a dry finish while still offering up the same crisp acidity and tropical fruit flavors that are associated with Sauvignon Blanc.  A great boxed wine buy for anybody that eats copious amounts of seafood as this will pair wonderfully with it.

French Rabbit Pinot Noir

French Rabbit Pinot Noir

Another French Pinot box wine with earthy notes of fresh raspberry and strawberry on the nose with flavors of ripe red fruit on the palate.  A step up from the Pinot Evil that will pair well with grilled meats, particularly pork and salmon.

Bota Box Old Vine Zinfandel

Bota Box Old Vine Zinfandel

Old Vine Zinfandel by itself is a great box wine, when offered in high volume at a great price it’s even better.  The Bota Box Old Vine Zinfandel is dark and jammy with aromas of blackberry and dark cherry.  Spice and pepper on the finish with a hint of vanilla and just the right amount of tannins make this the perfect wine for pairing with a hearty meal of pasta or pizza.

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6 Responses to Best Boxed Wines – Wine in a Box

  1. Please be advised that Pinot Evil Pinot is no longer produced in France but Hungary. Buyer beware it is not the same by far. Bota Box OVZ rocks – there is no other red that fills the senses like this little box of joy… Your guests will be surprised by the deep oak and blackberry hints. This wine melts into your mouth – camp fire or hardy meat sauce pasta. I suggest Ratatouille… you will buy it and come back for more….

  2. I have to second the comment above — the Pinot Evil Pinot, if once from France and a good buy, is no longer. I purchased the Pinot Evil Pinot from Hungary and didn’t finish it. I may have made some Sangria from it, if I had fruit and such on hand, but it wasn’t worth finishing. Down the drain it went.

  3. Based on great reviews on multiple websites, I purchased the Black Box New Zealand “Sauvignon Blanc” recently. A big disappointment, but hardly a surprise. I’d put it on a level with Three Buck Chuck from Trader Joe’s. It lacks all of the classic characteristics of a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. The citrus flavors are vague and undefined, the nose is bland, there’s nary a hint of minerality, and the overwhelming impression is one of simple, dry tartness. It might be a vaguely pleasing box wine if you’re looking for something really cheap, but if you’re seeking a New Zealand, I’d recommend looking elsewhere. I may keep this one around for cooking.

  4. I agree with the Pinot Evil. If it comes from Hungary don’t bother. One glass and I had a major headache. tried the next day to see if it was a fluck and didn’t even make it 1/2 way through the glass. if it is from France by all means go for it.

  5. I agree with the Pinot Evil. If it comes from Hungary don’t bother. One glass and I had a major headache. tried the next day to see if it was a fluck and didn’t even make it 1/2 way through the glass. if it is from France by all means go for it. BTW Big House Red is really good. Any of the wines are worth buying.

  6. The Pinot Evil – Pinot Noir is definitely imported from France at this time – not sure where you purchased yours but I have two boxes and both are from France – now I just need to open one!