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Bighouse 2006

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Alcohol Percentage: 13 % Sugar Rate: 0-5 g/l

Region: USA » California » Central Coast

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Winery: Big House Wines
Color: Red
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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 Bighouse

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,139
3.00 5
08/03/2009

A grenache/Syrah/Mourvedre blend Very perfumey nose with subtle gamy undertones supporting blue fruits and a snappy Syrah element with a a nice hint of sisal and dried flowers. Nicely balanced in the mouth with a fresh lively feel and intense juicy red berry fruits with hints of spices, cigar box, leather and black pepper adding nice complexity to the black plum fruit on the finish. 86pts


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Snooth User: Philip James
112,550
2.50 5
07/24/2009

Surprised, and a little concerned, to see a 2006 Rose on sale 3 years later. The wine's still fine, however, with tart citrus flavors which balance the little sugar thats present. Red watermelon is the dominant flavor, although there's a hint of cranberries and shortbread as well.


Snooth User: ws6driver
374118137
0.50 5
03/04/2010

don't like whites too much and really didn't like this one. the toilet merlot refered to in the movie "let's go to prison" comes to mind.


Snooth User: HokieWolf
363669115
1.50 5
01/26/2010

Not really that great for me. Lots of Mixxed flavors.... short lived on the palet


Snooth User: HokieWolf
363669115
1.50 5
01/26/2010

Very Acidic, Not the flavor I had hoped for. The web Site is fun yet the flavor escapes faster then the ones who bring it to you. I'll let the inmates keep this one.



Alcohol Percentage: 13 % Sugar Rate: 0-5 g/l

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