Full Review

Black Box

Black Box
2019 Riesling, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$19.98

Black Box
2019 Riesling, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
Yellow color. Aromas of raisin bran cereal, yeasty panettone, and flat mineral water with a lean, watery body and a swift peach skin and pit, melon rind, and apple bobbing water finish. A shy Riesling sipper.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: raisin bran cereal, yeasty panettone, and flat mineral water
Taste Flavor: peach skin and pit, melon rind, and apple bobbing water
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A shy Riesling sipper.

The Producer

Black Box Wines

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

Their Portfolio

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.
85 Black Box 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile 13% (Chile) $19.98.
85 Black Box 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile 13% (Chile) $19.98.
85 Black Box 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile 13% (Chile) $19.98.
85 Black Box 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile 13% (Chile) $19.98.
85 Black Box 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile 13% (Chile) $19.98.
85 Black Box NV Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $19.98.
85 Black Box NV Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $19.98.
85 Black Box NV Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $19.98.
85 Black Box NV Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $19.98.
85 Black Box NV Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $19.98.
85 Black Box 2020 Malbec, Chile 13% (Chile) $19.98.
85 Black Box 2020 Malbec, Chile 13% (Chile) $19.98.
85 Black Box 2020 Malbec, Chile 13% (Chile) $19.98.
85 Black Box 2020 Malbec, Chile 13% (Chile) $19.98.
85 Black Box 2020 Malbec, Chile 13% (Chile) $19.98.
85 Black Box 2020 Malbec, Chile 13% (Chile) $19.98.
88 Black Box 2019 Merlot, California 13.5% (USA) $19.98.
88 Black Box 2019 Merlot, California 13.5% (USA) $19.98.
88 Black Box 2019 Merlot, California 13.5% (USA) $19.98.
88 Black Box 2019 Merlot, California 13.5% (USA) $19.98.
88 Black Box 2019 Merlot, California 13.5% (USA) $19.98.
BR Black Box 2020 Pinot Grigio, California 12.5% (USA) $19.98. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2020 Pinot Grigio, California 12.5% (USA) $19.98. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2020 Pinot Grigio, California 12.5% (USA) $19.98. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2020 Pinot Grigio, California 12.5% (USA) $19.98. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2020 Pinot Grigio, California 12.5% (USA) $19.98. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Pinot Noir, California 13% (USA) $19.98. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Pinot Noir, California 13% (USA) $19.98. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Pinot Noir, California 13% (USA) $19.98. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Pinot Noir, California 13% (USA) $19.98. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Pinot Noir, California 13% (USA) $19.98. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Riesling, California 12% (USA) $19.98. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Riesling, California 12% (USA) $19.98. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Riesling, California 12% (USA) $19.98. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Riesling, California 12% (USA) $19.98. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Riesling, California 12% (USA) $19.98. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Riesling, California 12% (USA) $19.98. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Red Blend, California 13% (USA) $19.98. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Red Blend, California 13% (USA) $19.98. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Red Blend, California 13% (USA) $19.98. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Red Blend, California 13% (USA) $19.98. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Red Blend, California 13% (USA) $19.98. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box NV Red Sangria, N/A 10% (USA) $19.98. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box NV Red Sangria, N/A 10% (USA) $19.98. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box NV Red Sangria, N/A 10% (USA) $19.98. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box NV Red Sangria, N/A 10% (USA) $19.98. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box NV Red Sangria, N/A 10% (USA) $19.98. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Rosé, California 12.5% (USA) $19.98. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Rosé, California 12.5% (USA) $19.98. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Rosé, California 12.5% (USA) $19.98. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Rosé, California 12.5% (USA) $19.98. - Bronze Medal
BR Black Box 2019 Rosé, California 12.5% (USA) $19.98. - Bronze Medal
88 Black Box 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Chile 12.7% (Chile) $19.98.
88 Black Box 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Chile 12.7% (Chile) $19.98.
88 Black Box 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Chile 12.7% (Chile) $19.98.
88 Black Box 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Chile 12.7% (Chile) $19.98.
88 Black Box 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Chile 12.7% (Chile) $19.98.
85 Black Box 2019 Shiraz, California 13.5% (USA) $19.98.
85 Black Box 2019 Shiraz, California 13.5% (USA) $19.98.
85 Black Box 2019 Shiraz, California 13.5% (USA) $19.98.
85 Black Box 2019 Shiraz, California 13.5% (USA) $19.98.
85 Black Box 2019 Shiraz, California 13.5% (USA) $19.98.
85 Black Box 2019 Shiraz, California 13.5% (USA) $19.98.

Riesling

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Although many consumers believe Riesling is a sweet wine, there are all types, ranging from bone dry to ultra-sweet. Offering a remarkable array of perfumes ranging from apricot and peach to peony and petrol, and having excellent natural acidity, Riesling is one of the world’s greatest wines.

Germany is home to the most famous examples of Riesling; produced from vineyards along the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, these wines have tremendous character and minerality, owing to the slate soils these vines are planted on. Alsace, in northeastern France is another region that excels with Riesling (especially dry versions); the same is true for the Clare Valley in Australia, where Rieslings are often characterized by a petrol aroma.

Dry versions work with many different types of foods, from seafood with cream sauces to pork, veal and duck. Sweeter version should either be served on their own or with blue cheeses such as stilton or gorgonzola.

While it is safe to say that Riesling is an under appreciated wine for the typical American consumer, there has been greater popularity over the past few decades, as dry and off-dry Rieslings pair beautifully with Thai, Asian and fusion cuisine; thus Riesling is a wine directly linked to a healthy lifestyle.