Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Vintage dated super premium Central Coast wine in a 3L Premium Cask. Move over glass bottle, and say hello to the environmentally sensitive Bag-in-Box wine. The beautiful package is 95% recycled kraft paper and uses only soy-based inks.

The packaging helps keep the wine fresh by keeping harmful air out. With a clever pour spout, the wine stays protected and its flavors fresh for up to six weeks after opening.

Made from 100% Chardonnay. Harvested cool and fermented cool. Half the blend was aged in small oak barrels. 13.5% alcohol.


Light gold color with vanilla and peach on the nose. Highly acidic with mango-pineapple, apple and vanilla oak underneath. A tad hot on the finish and somewhat disjointed.


79 PTS - Wine
93 PTS - Packaging

This 3L box (equivalent to about 4 bottles) retails around $24 or less. So do the math and you are buying a handful of $6 or slightly cheaper bottles. Unfortunately, the wine is pretty much on par with what you'd expect from the price. Not very interesting and off-balance. You'd be better off buying 3 different cheaper bottles of Chardonnay expanding your palate and experience. The eco-packaging is stylish and beautiful for box wine and it really does keep the wine fresh. Ultimately, I think the consumer cares the most about the wine itself and that's where this offering comes up short.


  • The format of the wine is interesting, but it has to compete with the format magnum, which is more elegant and looks better in a home.

    Discullpas ask for my English.

    By Blogger Tony, at Wednesday, October 15, 2008 7:35:00 PM  

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