Magic Box Wines

Red Blend

8.716 ratings
9.02 pro ratings
Spain
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Byron C Mayes

Clear dark purple in the glass. Intense nose of herbs and purple fruit. Medium full bodied palate leads with dark purple fruit, yielding to menthol, currant, and a hint of herby anise. Medium plus(!) tannins and medium acidity make this a wine as comfortable with a sit-down dinner as with medium cheeses or cookout fare. Some serious hooch in this bottle, and at seven bucks it’s a stellar QPR. If this is what happens when the Old World takes aim at the young New World market, I’m all for it! Again: seven bucks!

Clear dark purple in the glass. Intense nose of herbs and purple fruit. Medium full bodied palate leads with dark purple fruit, yielding to menthol, currant, and a hint of herby anise. Medium plus(!) tannins and medium acidity make this a wine as comfortable with a sit-down dinner as with medium cheeses or cookout fare. Some serious hooch in this bottle, and at seven bucks it’s a stellar QPR. If this is what happens when the Old World takes aim at the young New World market, I’m all for it! Again: seven bucks!

May 27th, 2018
Molli McGuire

Not bad, but definitely needs time to breathe. High alcohol content.

Not bad, but definitely needs time to breathe. High alcohol content.

May 20th, 2019
Jeff Thornhill

All around a good wine. It’s a different blend with it being 90% Syrah. Repeat purchase.

All around a good wine. It’s a different blend with it being 90% Syrah. Repeat purchase.

Mar 23rd, 2019
Jeff Thornhill

Decent flavor and great price. Repeat purchase.

Decent flavor and great price. Repeat purchase.

Oct 6th, 2018
Dean Michener

Great choice with a steak meal

Great choice with a steak meal

Sep 14th, 2018
Anil Saxena

Excellent inexpensive blend that is so good with food. Needs lots of time to breathe.

Excellent inexpensive blend that is so good with food. Needs lots of time to breathe.

Jul 2nd, 2018
Joe Sheridan

Has some of the violet coloring, can smell berries, maybe some vanilla, it’s kind of creamy I guess. This is a Spanish blend, 90% Syrah and 10% granache, it’s making my mouth water which it says here is indicative of acid. Bit of a bite at the back of the tongue, which is what the 14% abv will do. Tasting fruits is harder, maybe jam or plumb?

Has some of the violet coloring, can smell berries, maybe some vanilla, it’s kind of creamy I guess. This is a Spanish blend, 90% Syrah and 10% granache, it’s making my mouth water which it says here is indicative of acid. Bit of a bite at the back of the tongue, which is what the 14% abv will do. Tasting fruits is harder, maybe jam or plumb?

May 27th, 2018
Sean Wallner - WSET II

Sean had this 10 months ago

Sean had this 10 months ago

Jul 13th, 2018
Lisa Lam

Lisa had this 2 months ago

Lisa had this 2 months ago

Mar 18th, 2019
Brian Fike

Brian had this 3 months ago

Brian had this 3 months ago

Feb 25th, 2019