The Wine Idiot Reviews: Trader Joe's Block 67 Sauvignon Blanc, Boxed ($11.99)
YOU GUYS!!! THERE'S A NEW TJ'S BOXED WINE!!!! AAAAAHHHH!!!!
When I saw this in the store, I got super excited. I mean, I have recently turned the corner on sauvignon blanc in general, and I've also been quite pleasantly surprised by the rest of the Block 67 lineup. The chardonnay, the cabernet sauvignon, and even the shiraz have gotten a coveted "I would buy again" verdict from yours truly. So imagine my delight when I came across this lime-green box in my local TJ's!
I WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED! And I don't think you will be, either.
It's delightful. I've had about three glasses tonight. Like the Kono Sauvignon Blanc, it smells like pear candy, but it's quite tangy (not overly sweet). The finish is a little biting--it clutches at the back of my throat a little, unlike the Kono's delightful finish. It's definitely got a citrus-y bent--maybe grapefruit? But even so, no particularly flavor really stands out; it's just a solid, middle-of-the-road sauvignon blanc. And at $3/bottle, this is a COMPLETE STEAL. If you're going for a more quality wine, I would definitely opt for the Kono instead (after all, Gil Lempert-Schwarz gave it his seal of approval), and if you're pairing with something lemony, there's always the Les Portes de Bordeaux Sauvignon Blanc. But if you're looking for a budget sauvignon blanc to have on hand for those hot summer nights, I would highly recommend the Block 67 Sauvignon Blanc!
What the bottle says: "Bright aromas of Lime Leaf and pomelo embrace crisp and juicy lemongrass tones on the palate leading to a lively, extended finish."
What the Wine Idiot says: Suuuuuuure? I mean...what the fuck is a lime leaf? And a pomelo is just a fancy grapefruit and you know it. So, whatever. It tastes like sauvignon blanc. It's wine in a box. Why be fancy about it??
ABV: 13%, which means you can still get drunk off white wine. Cheers!
Who's responsible for this? "Vinted and bottled by ASV Wines, McFarland, CA"
Do I need a corkscrew? No, but you need to follow the directions on how to extract the spigot from the box.
What do smarter people say about it? Y'all...I literally can't find a single review. Nada. Guess I'm breaking new ground here.
Should I bring it to a friend's house? Oh FOR SURE. If you mean bring it to a BBQ or other summer-night gathering where everyone will appreciate that you brought the equivalent of FOUR BOTTLES OF WINE.