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Big House White 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

Crisp, fragrant and persistent - a riot of citrus, flowers and peach.

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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

External Reviews for Big House White

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

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: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

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: Astor Wines & Spirits
07/08/2011

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.



Crisp, fragrant and persistent - a riot of citrus, flowers and peach.

Dietary Information: Organic


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