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Big House White 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This is surprisingly aromatic with a base of apricot fruit topped with very floral notes that recall viognier and a bright lemon drop tone that is complimented by bay leaf, herb, and powdered sugar notes. Medium full in the mouth with enough acidity to balance the touch of sweetness here. A bit simple in the mouth, it's pretty front loaded but does return some nice floral character on the moderately long finish. 84pts.

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Big House Wines:
The Big House wines were born of the subversive notion that the California climate is more hospitable to the rollicking, sun loving grapes of Mediterranean France, Italy and Spain than some other varieties that should probably remain nameless (eg: cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, and merlot). In the big house we have gone back to our roots, blending these distinct varieties to create a far more ... Read more
The Big House wines were born of the subversive notion that the California climate is more hospitable to the rollicking, sun loving grapes of Mediterranean France, Italy and Spain than some other varieties that should probably remain nameless (eg: cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, and merlot). In the big house we have gone back to our roots, blending these distinct varieties to create a far more complex wine that elegantly matches a wide variety of cuisine, from pizza, to BBQ ribs and roast chicken. Why Is It Called Big House? Our Soledad Winery in Monterey County, is a mere ankle iron’s toss from the Soledad State Correctional Facility, aka The Clink, The Slammer, The Hoosegow, The Cooler. Our vineyard portrayed next to The Pokey in a visually benevolent milieu likely not familiar to the “residents” of the Big House, yields a most compelling wine. The Big House actually resides on an oenophilic temporal door between California and the Mediterranean. Our winemaking philosophy is driven by several very salient themes, that include: 1) Having as much fun as possible in the enterprise of winemaking as the government agencies will allow; 2) producing wine and wine labels that will inspire and move people; 3) retaining as much of the natural qualities of the grapes as possible, and making wines that are friendly both to foods and the people that consume them; 4) Always giving priority to lesser known varietals in the hopes of uprooting the homogeneous mass that is currently controlling out palate and our wallet. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Big House White

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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2.50 5
07/29/2009

This is surprisingly aromatic with a base of apricot fruit topped with very floral notes that recall viognier and a bright lemon drop tone that is complimented by bay leaf, herb, and powdered sugar notes. Medium full in the mouth with enough acidity to balance the touch of sweetness here. A bit simple in the mouth, it's pretty front loaded but does return some nice floral character on the moderately long finish. 84pts.


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Snooth User: ONUMello
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3.50 5
09/28/2009

Lots of floral and citrus notes on the nose, with a similar palate, leading into a slightly vegetal finish of cucumber. Fairly complex with an interesting blend of grapes (malvasia bianca, muscat canelli, viognier, and roussanne). There's a bit of oak that gives a bit of a buttered toast/smokey component, but it's well balanced and hides any sweetness from the muscat, leading to a good, crisp, full wine with a lengthy finish.


External Reviews for Big House White

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Continues the solid trend of this label producing some of the best values in California. Dry, crisp and delicious, with mineral-infused flavors of oranges, honeysuckle and buttered toast. A blend of Malvasia Bianca, Muscat Canelli, Viognier and Roussanne.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Wonderfully perfumed and fragrant, like a walk through a flower garden. Honeysuckle, melon, green apple, peach and citrus notes are punctuated by the smooth body and vibrant acidity. Malvasia Bianca, Muscat Canelli, Viognier and Roussanne. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Effusively fragrant, with pretty orange blossom, honeysuckle and fresh citrus zest notes that give way to orange sherbet, yellow raisin and Key lime flavors. Wonderfully creamy and refreshing, this lingers on the finish.


External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
12/24/2009

Big House White is a terrific, well-priced food wine made from Malvasia Bianca, Orange Muscat, Riesling, Grenache Blanc, and more! With a fresh, floral nose and lively lemon on the nose and palate, it's crisp, dry, and full of flavor.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

This fragrant white shows pretty orange blossom, honeysuckle and fresh citrus zest notes that give way to orange sherbet, yellow raisin and Key lime flavors. Creamy and refreshing, this lingers in the finish. Malvasia Bianca, Muscat Canelli, Viognier, Grüner Veltliner and Pinot Grigio. Drink now.


External Review
03/16/2010

Big House White 2008 and all other wine from Big House are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.



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