Box wine has a bad rap, and unfortunately a lot of it is deserved. There are way too many producers out there solely using the box to keep their costs as low as possible – including filling it with the cheapest wine possible. Bad wine is bad wine, no matter how cheap it is and the format it comes in!
At Reverse Wine Snob we are constantly on the search for reputable wineries putting quality wine in a box for the right reasons — convenience, being environmentally friendly, staying fresh for weeks and of course the cost savings in terms of packaging and shipping (which hopefully get passed on to you). Below are our favorite picks for the best inexpensive box wines on the market.
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!