Black Box Wines

Cigar Box

Reserve Hand Harvested Malbec 2018

Easily drinkable Malbec. Dry with a smooth finish and low acid. Will buy again. — 2 days ago

V. Sattui Winery

Black Sears Vineyard Zinfandel 2014

A meaty, mulled fruit nose. The palate starts with a rush of American oak and dark fruit, with the fruit building, supported by tobacco, cola, and black tea notes with a hint of licorice. High alcohol, but not off putting. Medium plus tannins and high acid. Matched perfectly with bbq pork ribs. — 19 days ago

Susan Cahoon
with Susan


Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

1 hour decant(decent chunky sediment). A staggering deep purple/red magenta color. On the nose: blackberry, roasted meat, black olives, touch of cigar box and menthol. Taste: a velvety, smooth wine with blackberry, spice, earth, leather, and a cherry mineral medium plus dry finish. Tannins mostly resolved...enjoy now or over the next 5 years. — 10 days ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda
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Baldacci Family Vineyards

Black Label Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix.
This one is gorgeous.

Deep purple in color with a purplish rim.

Nose of blackberries, black plums, black cherries, cedar, spices, vanilla, licorice, eucalyptus, chocolates, tobacco, coke, coffee, leather, black pepper and pencil lead.

Full-bodied, bold and rich, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, cooked cherries, vanilla, cedar, licorice, mocha, coke, light earth, coffee, chocolates, tobacco, spices and peppercorn.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a wonderful Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. Showing a great mouthfeel with great complexity.

Still young and will age nicely in the next 10 to 15 years.

Rich and fruit forward. Nicely balanced, smooth, elegant and spicy. The spices hang on well after the long finish.

Delicious right out of the bottle with firm tannins that ease up, as it opens. I gave it a couple of hours in a decanter.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from a Single Vineyard.

I paired it with cheeses and crackers.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

— 18 days ago

Eric, Alex and 27 others liked this

Field Recordings

'Fiction' Grenache Blend Rosé 2019

Very nice grenache+ rosé on Taco Tuesday at "home" in Cambria. — 7 days ago

Amy Monroe
with Amy

Thierry Allemand

Reynard Cornas Syrah 2012

Amazing aromatics that were perfumed, elegant & floral displaying notes of black & blue fruits, violets, meat, spice box, licorice, forest floor with a deep core of mineral. The RSV of Cornas from the master. — 15 days ago

Stanley, Eric and 30 others liked this

Cigar Box

The Humidor Cabernet Sauvignon

One of my favorite wines ever! Love the woody tobacco flavor! — 6 days ago

Babich Wines

Black Label Pinot Noir

The deep grassy element with a hint of pear with it’s bright crisp makes this an absolutely delightful white. Not over powering but impactful
— 14 days ago

Double Black

Paso Robles Zinfandel 2018

Color of burgundy, clear. Nose of good dried strawberries, aldehyde, oak, chopped wood chips, a bit spice, and some more ripe berries. Taste is really soft, low tannins and quite sweet too, some more sweet strawberries and vanilla, tobacco leaves, sprinkled with zesty note. Aftertaste of some more zest, clean , and a bit peppery. Crowds pleaser, yet too sweet for me. — 25 days ago

Dawn, David and 3 others liked this

Almanac Beer Co.

Black is Beautiful Imperial Stout

This Freewheel Brewing Company Black is Beautiful is great! — 4 days ago