Killer Juice Chardonnay 2005

Price: $18
Maker: Killer Juice Vineyards, Ripon, California
Variety: Chardonnay
Packaging: 3-liter box
Alcohol: 13.5%
Our Rating: 9 out of 10

Killer Juice Chardonnay 2005 is, along with Angel Juice Pinot Grigio, one of the two boxed white wines marketed by Underdog Wine Merchants. The two names are surprisingly appropriate, as the two whites are practically polar opposites. While Angel Juice is a light, barely there wine, Killer Juice Chardonnay is big, rich, and creamy. The nose is spice and tropical fruit. The flavor is peach, pineapple, and mango, with some oak, spice, and light acidity in the finish. The finish lingers, but is clean and tangy. This chard is almost syrupy in texture.

Chardonnay isn’t our favorite varietal, but we liked Killer Juice Chardonnay 2005 a lot. This is one of the most pleasant Chardonnays we’ve tasted recently, whether in box or bottle. Unlike some California Chardonnays, the Killer Juice is neither overly dry nor overly oaky, and that makes it very appealing.

7 thoughts on “Killer Juice Chardonnay 2005”

  1. I am not a wine expert by any means – that being said, I just found this boxed wine and want to share that it is quite worth trying. I have enjoyed enough to do a Google out of curiosity and will be buying more in the very near future.
    Thanks for creating this website. I think that it is very likely that boxed wines are what the future of wine is all about so I appreciate your testing and comparisons. Thanks a lot!

  2. July 3, 2007

    I ended up with a 750 ml bottle of Killer Juice Chardonnay 2005 from the Cannned Food Discount Store. It was very good and I taste a lot of Chardonnays. I will go buy a case or two tomorrow.
    These guys know how to make wine, but it appears they have some trouble getting it to the customer.

  3. Does anyone know where I can find the Killer Juice 2005 chardonnay 3 liter box wine in the San Jose, CA area? Thanks.

  4. I’m pretty much a wine snob – but decided on a whim to try a box of Killer Juice Chardonnay. I LOVE IT! How great to have wine a glass at a time without having to open bottles! This will be a staple in my fridge from now on!!

  5. This box wine is truly killer. Everyone will love it at your next party. A complete departure from the typical cheap and vinegary boxed wine. If you are too cool to reveal the box in all its cardboard glory, pour the Killer Juice into a fancy decanter for your next dinner party and keep tiptoeing back to the fridge for refills.

  6. I disagree completely. I bought a 750ml bottle of this chardonnay for $2.50, and I really loathe the flavor. I wouldn’t accept $2.50 to drink it. It’s sickeningly syrupy and annoyingly acidic at the same time. Can this even be possible? It’s heavily oaked and lacks any real flavor. If you really like cheap crappy chardonnay, this is your wine.

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