Viña Borgia Garnacha: The Best Boxed Wine in the World!

22 Mar
2012
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After six months of boxed wine and cheap bottled wine testing and tasting, we’re prepared to make a grand statement: we’ve found the best boxed wine in the world!

The honor goes to Viña Borgia Garnacha, a Spanish red that is full of flavor and intensity. It’s even got sediment (a good thing)! It’s about $20/box or $1.25/glass, at the high end for boxed wines. Sadly, we’ve only seen it in a fancy shop in Carmel, CA, and I doubt we’ll easily find it again. If so, we may blow our budget stocking up.

Before finding the Viña Borgia, we sampled the Trader Joe’s Block Red Shiraz (a steal at $10/box but not great…very acidic and weak) and the Target Cab/Shiraz blend (OK, but I prefer the Target Vintner’s Red Blend). We’ve also learned that most $5 bottles of California Cab Sauvignon are really decent (these are the same bottles that would be at least $8 outside CA, if that sways you at all).

The winner!

The winner!

Fore more on the subject, check out my first and second posts on our efforts to find boxed wine perfection! And here’s a much more scientific approach to boxed wine tasting, if you’re looking for a few more opinions on the subject. The bottom line remains that taste is a personal thing and that you’ll need to experiment to find what you like best. And that there’s always sangria. Try the box!

  • Amy

    I agree this is an awesome boxed wine. Perfect for Sangria as well.

  • Aimee

    I agree! I love this boxed wine. If anyone wants to find it on the east coast, I buy it from the Wegmans liquor store for $15.99!

    • http://www.drivinginertia.com/ Lisa M

      This is great news for someone who will soon be moving to a town with a Wegmans! We also spotted it in St. Paul at the MGM Wine Shop http://minnesotaliquorstore.com/.

  • ty

    I bought some in Midvale, UT. It’s fantastic
    boxed wine

  • E

    Whole Foods has it sometimes. I agree and I am pretty sure I looked online and read your review before buying the first time. Just called Whole Foods and they’re holding the last box for me now!