ViÃ±a Borgia Garnacha: The Best Boxed Wine in the World!
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 ViÃ±a 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 ViÃ±a 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).
Fore more on the subject, check out myÂ firstÂ andÂ secondÂ posts on our efforts to find boxed wine perfection! And here’sÂ 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!