Monday, November 06, 2006

Black Box Pinot Grigio 3 Liter Box

Another addition to the Boxed Wine Spot's no-frills list of bag-in-box wines:

Black Box Pinot Grigio
Black Box Wines (Pacific Wine Partners, Constellation Brands)
3 liter box, vintage dated
About $17 - $20

Pinot Grigio, or Pinot Gris as it's called in France, is a light and refreshing wine perfect for that warm summer day or as an aperitif/cocktail wine. Clean and crisp, it primes the palate for food, pairing well with all seafood, whether raw, lightly sautéed, or served with a light cream sauce. Our 2005 California Pinot Grigio "displays aromas of lemon peel, pear and a dollop of fresh peach. Juicy flavors of citrus and apples lead to a finish that is bright and delicious."

Pinot Grigio Wine

Reviews in the press

Craig LaBan, December 6, 2006, Philadelphia Inquirer (vintage unknown, box)

Party Worthy . . . Black Box pinot grigio ($23.99)

Philadelphia Inquirer | 12/06/2006 | Wine in a box: A taste test

Reviews in stores and newsletters

IAS, August 23, 2006, Unfiltered (The Wine Source, Baltimore, MD) (2005 vintage, box)
Black Box was one of the first successful producers of vintage dated box wine from California designed for retail shelves. They have struck pay dirt once again with their newly released remarkably vibrant 2005 Pinot Grigio. The rather translucent color belies a subtle creamy richness and varietally characteristic mineral note. Try this delicious wine next to a host of insipid mass-produced Italian Pinot Grigio and you’ll be shocked by the cleanliness and verve of this spectacular value.

winemail issue 17, August 23.p65

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