Full Review

Black Box

Black Box
2017 Pinot Grigio, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .15%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$6.25

Black Box
2017 Pinot Grigio, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .15%
Straw color. Aromas of lemon soufflé, lily, and white peach with a supple, bright, off-dry light body and a smooth, swift chalk, dandelion, and green almond finish with no oak flavor. An easy-drinking pinot grigio for daytime sipping.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: lemon soufflé, lily, and white peach
Taste Flavor: chalk, dandelion, and green almond
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An easy-drinking pinot grigio for daytime sipping.

The Producer

Black Box Wines

The Producer
41 E. 11th Street, Floor 6
New York, NY 10003
USA
1 646-374-0872

Their Portfolio

BR Black Box 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile 13% (Chile) $6.25. - Bronze Medal
85 Black Box 2017 Pinot Grigio, California 12.5% (USA) $6.25.
BR Black Box 2017 Pinot Noir, California 13% (USA) $6.25. - Bronze Medal
86 Black Box 2016 Rosé, California 12.5% (USA) $6.25.
86 Black Box NV Red Sangria 10% (USA) $6.25.
BR Black Box 2016 Red Blend, California 13% (USA) $6.25. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Chile 13% (Chile) $6.25. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2017 Pinot Noir, California 13% (USA) $6.25. - Bronze Medal
87 Black Box 2017 Pinot Grigio, California 12.5% (USA) $6.25.
88 Black Box 2019 Chardonnay, Australia 13.5% (Australia) $19.00.
86 Black Box 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile 13% (Chile) $19.00.
85 Black Box 2018 Malbec, Chile 13% (Chile) $19.00.
BR Black Box 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, Chile 12.7% (Chile) $19.00. - Bronze Medal
85 Black Box 2019 Pinot Grigio, California 12.5% (USA) $19.00.
86 Black Box 2018 Pinot Noir, California 13% (USA) $19.00.
BR Black Box 2019 Rosé, California 12.5% (USA) $19.00. - Bronze Medal
86 Black Box 2018 Red Blend, California 13% (USA) $19.00.
88 Black Box 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile 13% (Chile) $19.99.
88 Black Box 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile 13% (Chile) $19.99.
88 Black Box 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile 13% (Chile) $19.99.
88 Black Box 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile 13% (Chile) $19.99.
88 Black Box 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile 13% (Chile) $19.99.
88 Black Box 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile 13% (Chile) $19.99.
86 Black Box 2019 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $19.99.
86 Black Box 2019 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $19.99.
86 Black Box 2019 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $19.99.
86 Black Box 2019 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $19.99.
86 Black Box 2019 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $19.99.
86 Black Box 2019 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $19.99.
BR Black Box 2019 Pinot Grigio, California 12.5% (USA) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Pinot Grigio, California 12.5% (USA) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Pinot Grigio, California 12.5% (USA) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Pinot Grigio, California 12.5% (USA) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Pinot Noir, California 13% (USA) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Pinot Noir, California 13% (USA) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Pinot Noir, California 13% (USA) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Pinot Noir, California 13% (USA) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Pinot Noir, California 13% (USA) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Pinot Noir, California 13% (USA) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
86 Black Box 2019 Red Blend, California 13% (USA) $19.99.
86 Black Box 2019 Red Blend, California TBD% (USA) $19.99.
86 Black Box 2019 Red Blend, California TBD% (USA) $19.99.
86 Black Box 2019 Red Blend, California TBD% (USA) $19.99.
86 Black Box 2019 Red Blend, California TBD% (USA) $19.99.
BR Black Box NV Red Sangria, American 10% (USA) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box NV Red Sangria, American 10% (USA) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box NV Red Sangria, American 10% (USA) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box NV Red Sangria, American 10% (USA) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box NV Red Sangria, American 10% (USA) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
86 Black Box 2019 Rose, California 12.5% (USA) $19.99.
86 Black Box 2019 Rose, California 12.5% (USA) $19.99.
86 Black Box 2019 Rose, California 12.5% (USA) $19.99.
86 Black Box 2019 Rose, California 12.5% (USA) $19.99.
86 Black Box 2019 Rose, California 12.5% (USA) $19.99.
86 Black Box 2019 Rose, California 12.5% (USA) $19.99.
BR Black Box 2019 Merlot, California 13.5% (USA) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Merlot, California 13.5% (USA) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Merlot, California 13.5% (USA) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Merlot, California 13.5% (USA) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Merlot, California 13.5% (USA) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Merlot, California 13.5% (USA) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
87 Black Box 2019 Malbec, Chile 13% (Chile) $19.99.
87 Black Box 2019 Malbec, Chile 13% (Chile) $19.99.
87 Black Box 2019 Malbec, Chile 13% (Chile) $19.99.
87 Black Box 2019 Malbec, Chile 13% (Chile) $19.99.
87 Black Box 2019 Malbec, Chile 13% (Chile) $19.99.
87 Black Box 2019 Malbec, Chile 13% (Chile) $19.99.
85 Black Box 2019 Riesling, Columbia Valley 12% (USA) $19.99.
85 Black Box 2019 Riesling, Columbia Valley 12% (USA) $19.99.
85 Black Box 2019 Riesling, Columbia Valley 12% (USA) $19.99.
85 Black Box 2019 Riesling, Columbia Valley 12% (USA) $19.99.
85 Black Box 2019 Riesling, Columbia Valley 12% (USA) $19.99.
BR Black Box 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Chile 12.7% (Chile) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Chile 12.7% (Chile) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Chile 12.7% (Chile) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Chile 12.7% (Chile) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Chile 12.7% (Chile) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Chile 12.7% (Chile) $19.99. - Bronze Medal
87 Black Box 2018 Shiraz, California 13.5% (USA) $19.99.
87 Black Box 2018 Shiraz, California 13.5% (USA) $19.99.
87 Black Box 2018 Shiraz, California 13.5% (USA) $19.99.
87 Black Box 2018 Shiraz, California 13.5% (USA) $19.99.
87 Black Box 2018 Shiraz, California 13.5% (USA) $19.99.

Pinot Grigio

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Pinot Grigio – aka Pinot Gris – has become one of Italy’s most popular white wines in America. Popular to the point of Indian, Greek and even Spanish restaurants offering at least one version on their wine list.

Truth be told, while Pinot Grigio in Italy can be an excellent wine – though hardly great – the typical version has little to offer save for some faint aromas of apple, pear and dried flowers. As Pinot Grigio has become a commodity, there are now hundreds, perhaps thousands of producers across Italy (and even some in America) that produce a simple, uncomplicated version that has little complexity or weight on the palate- the ultimate summer sipper.

However, producers in cool climates such as Friuli, Alto Adige and Valle d’Aosta (where it is usually referred to as Pinot Gris) do make excellent version, generally from high elevation vineyards that have twenty or more years of age. These wines have plenty of spice as well as richness and offer impressive complexity. Pair these finer examples with vegetable or seafood risotto, lighter poultry or pork medallions.