Swill or Swell: Episode 35
Black Box Cabernet Sauvignon
Welcome to Swill or Swell, a weekly series where I taste grocery store wines and let you know if they’re worth the buck or just meant for the drain!
CAVEAT! As you read this, please keep in mind that wine is subjective! This means that everyone enjoys different things and something I like might not be something you like and vice versa. I’ll be as objective as I can with facts about the wine’s quality, but in the end if your opinion differs from mine...that’s perfectly fine! Wine is only worth drinking if YOU like drinking it.
LET'S INTRODUCE THE WINE
Today I'll be tasting the Black Box Cabernet Sauvignon Mini Carton. I've been wanting to try one of these carton wines ever since I had few canned wines. They're basically a mini version of the brand's larger boxed wine. I've hard good things about this brand, so I'm curious to give it a try. I picked up this 500mL carton from my Kroger QFC for $4.99.
BLACK BOX CABERNET SAUVIGNON FUN FACT
Let's start by talking about the grape - Cabernet Sauvignon:
Let's talk about the producer - Black Box Wines:
WINE TASTING NOTES
Look: Medium Ruby
Smell: Bright red fruit, coffee, chocolate, hint of red plum even
Taste: First thing I notice is that the wine is very smooth and fruit forward. Medium acidity with medium- tannin, and a nice medium+ body make this a very drinkable wine.
Food Pairing - This is 100% a wine that I'd pair with any fast good burger!
Occasion - No occasion necessary for this wine! This is the perfect wine for an everyday dinner. It's perfect for if you're the only one drinking and you don't want to open a full bottle.
Rating - I was so pleasantly surprised by this wine, it's definitely going on my short list of grocery store favorites, which means it's clearly a swell!
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