Eventually the boxed wines stack up here at Drinkhacker HQ, and as much as we like the way they work as iPhone stands, eventually we have to do our duty and review them.
Here are thoughts on two new boxed wines, both in 3-liter containers.
2009 Silver Birch Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough New Zealand – Actually one of the better NZ Sauvignon Blancs I’ve tried in recent months. This wine is crisp and fruity, with a good apple core and some tropical notes — mango and pineapple. The finish is easygoing, with minimal acidity. I would be wholly unembarrassed serving this at a party. B+ / $19 per 3L box / octavinhomewinebar.com
2009 Folonari Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie – This Veneto-region wine is equally simple, but it has slightly more body to it. Just as agreeable, it doesn’t have a whole lot to it, but it is tinged with melon notes on the finish. B / $20 per 3L box / folonariwines.com