Maker: Imported by International Cellars, Madera, California
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Packaging: 3 liter box, push-button spigot
Our Rating: 8 out of 10
Box Star Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 is a relatively new mass-market offering, and it’s not bad. This Cab has a licorice and berry nose, and a flavor with cherries, chocolate, and a bit of clove. The finish has some oak and soft tannins. Don’t expect a lot of complexity, but it’s certainly drinkable.
This boxed wine fared reasonably well in a blind tasting organized by the Austin Chronicle. We couldn’t learn much about the Box Star brand, other than the fact that its wines are from Australia. There’s no website listed, which in our opinion is a strategic error. People want to know more about the wines they buy, and in particular about a box wine they’ll be living with for the better part of a month (if they are moderate drinkers and don’t have any parties planned).