Target Wine Cube Cabernet Sauvignon-Shiraz

Target Wine Cubes
Target Wine Cubes

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz (50% Cabernet Sauvignon/50% Shiraz)
Region: California – USA/Australia
Cost: $15.99

Fruit forward Cabernet Sauvignon has a hint of pepper from the Shiraz on the finish.  Dark berry flavors present a very mild red wine with low tannins.  Will pair well with sauce heavy pastas or as a contrast to heavily seasoned red meats.

Recommendation: For now I’m going to ignore the pros and cons of boxed wine (that will be another post at date soon to come) and look more at the wine.  The Target Wine Cube Cab/Shiraz blend is very fruit forward, enough so that if I didn’t know it was a 50/50 split on the blend I would think it was more Cabernet than Shiraz.  This wine came camping with my wife and some friends, and for enjoying in the great outdoors with some food cooked over an open flame, it was more than adequate.

I’m not going to delude myself into thinking that Target is now the purveyor of some amazing wine, but for anybody looking for a basic table wine, you really can’t argue against what they’re offering, especially when you consider it’s 4 bottles of wine for under $20.  I wouldn’t serve this at a dinner party, but it’s certainly worth keeping on hand for anybody that just drinks wine by the glass.

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  1. Keep wanting to try a box wine, but each time I do, I just chicken out.
    But at $20 a box, I guess it’s worth the try. I’ll let you know if I finally
    break down and buy.

    • So far as I know. I’m not sure who actually produces the wine, but it’s packaged for and sold at Target locations with an ABC license.

  2. Same price range and box configuration as the ‘Black Box’ brand. A friend sent me a box of the Cabernet as a joke. In fact it was drinkable and worth having for pizza and spaghetti etc. A little sweet (American palate), fruit forward, berries..Not much of a finish as I would have expected. Just when I got used to plastic corks too.. ;=)

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