Full Review

Black Box

Black Box
2018 Shiraz, California

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$19.99

Black Box
2018 Shiraz, California

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Dark ruby garnet color. Aromas of fresh raspberry, raspberry vinaigrette, smoky paprika, fresh blueberry, leather, fresh soil, and sunbaked rocks with a supple, crisp, dry light-to-medium body and a sleek, interesting, breezy raspberry, blood orange zest, blueberry yogurt, and dried cranberry finish with fine, well-integrated tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A bright, food-friendly Shiraz for weeknight dinners.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: fresh raspberry, raspberry vinaigrette, smoky paprika, fresh blueberry, leather, fresh soil, and sunbaked rocks
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of raspberry, blood orange zest, blueberry yogurt, and dried cranberry
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on the rocks
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bright, food-friendly Shiraz for weeknight dinners.

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.
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.
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 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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
87 Black Box 2018 Shiraz, California 13.5% (USA) $19.99.
87 Black Box 2018 Shiraz, California 13.5% (USA) $19.99.

Shiraz

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Shiraz is made in several countries, but the best-known versions are from Australia. Known as Syrah in other countries, Shiraz is a rich red wine known for its blackberry and plum flavors and moderate tannins. Some examples also have a good amount of pepper, tobacco, licorice and black spice apparent on the palate as well.

There are hundreds of versions from Australia, ranging from less than $10 a bottle to more than $40 a bottle. The lighter versions are easy-drinking and should be consumed within one or two years, while the more expensive versions are best consumed from seven to ten years of age. Shiraz in grown in several regions of Australia, the most famous being Barossa and Victoria.

Given the popularity of Australian Shiraz, some producers in California have labeled their offerings of Syrah as Shiraz.

Pair these wines with grilled and barbecued foods, game birds and roasts.