Tefft Cellars Cabernet-Merlot
Yakima Valley, Washington
4 liter box, NV
About $20 - $34
This is a classic Bordeaux blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine shows rich flavors of berries and plums, making it an enjoyable wine, with or without food. The 4-liter box is just right for parties, reunions, boating, RVing or single glass servings.
Reviews in the press:
Roger Downey, February 16, 2005, Seattle Weekly
A robust Bordeaux-style red (60 percent cabernet sauvignon, 40 percent merlot), it has enough tannin and oak to give the wine some weight on the palate without sacrificing a fine, lingering fruity finish that makes it agreeable to drink on its own, and first-rate with food.
October 2003, Food & Wine magazine
106 BEST WINE FROM A BOX It took some cajoling to get F&W editors to a tasting of boxed wines. The surprisingly delicious winner: a blend of Cabernet and Merlot from Washington State's Tefft Cellars. Juicy and ripe, at $30 for 4 liters (the equivalent of five bottles) it's a great deal.
Reviews in blogs & forums:
MagnumGourmet, October 28, 2004, cellartracker.com
Best boxed wine ever.