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The Boxx Cellars Sangiovese sells for $47.99 for a 3 liter box which is equivalent to $12 a bottle. (The same wine sells for $19 per bottle at the winery.) Only 202 cases produced.
From Boxx Cellars:
Chianti-inspired Sangiovese displays hints of chocolate with a fruit forward cranberry-cherry character. Highly versatile with food. Get a 3 Liter box (that’s four bottles worth of wine!) Once open, the box lasts for 6 weeks!
Following up on last week’s post unveiling the box wine specialists over at Boxx Cellars, today we review of one of their premier wines and a great example of putting high quality, low production wine in a box to make it more affordable; i.e. the way it should be done. This is versus the usual strategy of so many of the big names who fill their boxes with low quality, mass produced swill.
The 2014 Boxx Cellars Sangiovese comes from the Sangiovese specialists at Vino Noceto Winery in Amador County, who have made making great Sangiovese their goal over the last 30 years. The wine opens with pretty classic Sangiovese aromas of red cherry and a little cranberry and spice along with a hint of chocolate. The well-balanced, medium-bodied wine tastes smooth and delicious with more sweet red cherry and cranberry along with plum and a little earthiness. It finishes long and dry with lots of tart fruit and some continuing spice. It’s great stuff and would make a fabulous daily drinker, highly recommended!
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