Big House Wine Company Big House White 2011

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Pairs well with these dishes: Grilled Lemon Chicken Oven Roasted Tilapia Fresh Basil Tortellini Salad Sesame Chicken Parmesan Roasted Asparagus

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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

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Snooth User: pchalid
37905047
1.00 5
02/09/2010

Bland and sour. However, it works very well for cooking.


Snooth User: Jared Lee
76481535
3.00 5
07/30/2011

Forget what previous mixed white box wines have done. This one I just can't complain too much about. Sure it goes in too many directions and it is over all an uneven wine. However being a student of wine I found it to be decently entertaining and easy going. For me (probably not everyone) I definatly get the Viognier upfront followed by the riesling/gewürztraminer combo midway with the sauvignon blanc providing an overall back bone and finish. The verdeloh, pinot gris, and semillon we'rnt all that prevalent, but I haven't had any sole varietals of verdeloh, so maybe I'm missing it all together. Or the whole point in general since verdeloh is made mainly for madeira.


Snooth User: foxyknoxy11
70352746
2.50 5
12/30/2010

Two and a half glasses



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