Maker: JuiceBox Wine Company, Manchester, MA
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Packaging: 3-liter box
Our Rating: 8.5 out of 10
Free Range Pinot Noir 2005 is the second boxed wine from Free Range Wines that we’ve sampled. The nose is subtle, with spice and berry notes. As one might expect from a Pinot Noir, the flavors are subtle, too, with cherry, oak, and a hint of licorice. The flavor is one that builds into the lengthy finish.
Free Range Pinot Noir comes from Limoux, France. Like FreeRange Merlot and the brand’s other wine boxes, this varietal is packaged in a colorful, attractively designed rectangular box. No fancy octagons or other odd shapes – just a space-efficient container that seems like it couldn’t possibly hold four full bottles of wine (it does!).
Overall, we think Free Range Pinot Noir is the kind of wine box to share with a friend who thinks any wine that doesn’t come in a glass bottle sealed with a cork is bound to be plonk – it might make them a believer in box wines. We know it was a favorite in our party wine bar!