Sauvignon Blanc from California.
Available exclusively at Target and SuperTarget stores for $16.99. Sample submitted for review.
From the box:
"Wine Cube offers delicious, high quality wine with colors, aromas and flavors providing fresh, full-bodied tastes. We guarantee your last glass will be as fresh as your first.
The Dirt - When it comes to wine, the dirt matters. This classic Bordeaux varietal thrives in California's prime marine-influenced vineyards where sunny days and chilly nights coax bright flavors and aromas from the grapes.
The Juice -- Our Sauvignon Blanc is dazzlingly sophisticated, but completely down to earth. Tropical aromas lead to bright citrus and melon flavors, with a crisp, refreshing finish.
The Dish -- Chill, then chill out. Incredibly versatile and food-friendly, this wine is lovely with seafood, salads and poultry and makes a refreshing counterpart to spicy Asian or Latin cuisine.
Box wine is all about portability. Boating, camping, picnics, the beach -- a box beats bottles hands down. The only question is what do you pour your wine into? Bringing anything made of glass can be tricky or even downright dangerous in these situations but before you go the Solo cup route you need to check out my go-to cup for on the go: the govino. Made from light, unbreakable plastic with a handy thumb notch, govino is shaped like a normal (stemless) wine glass. These are way better than a Solo cup or a coffee mug; in fact, we pack a pair whenever we travel even if its just for use in our hotel room.
Govino is available in 12 and 16 ounce sizes and in sets of 4, 8 or 12 through Amazon. You can even score their new decanter which lets you decant an entire bottle (or 1/4 of a 3L box) to class up your picnic a bit! The next question is of course, what to fill those cups with? Today's selection is a solid choice.
The 2013 Target Wine Cube Sauvignon Blanc begins with pleasant and classic Sauvignon Blanc aromas: lots of lime, a little guava and gooseberry, and a touch of grass. Tasting reveals a crisp, clean and delicious wine with great depth of flavor and just the right amount of sweetness (5.7 g/L of residual sugar to be exact). Flavors of citrus, tropical fruit and melon are tinged with honey and sea salt and wrapped up in a clean, refreshing mouthfeel. Tart fruit and those touches of sea salt linger on the finish. A great example of the variety, this box probably won't last long wherever you decide to take it!
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