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Bonny Doon Vineyard Red Blend California Big House Red 2004

Member Review by drdebs:

Everything but the kitchen sink blend, which I'm not sure is made by Bonny Doon anymore. Dark inky color. cinnamon and plummy aromas. On the palate spice and undefined black fruits. Short finish. Not as impressive as earlier efforts.

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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

Member Reviews for Bonny Doon Vineyard Red Blend California Big House Red

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Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
3.00 5
12/06/2006

Everything but the kitchen sink blend, which I'm not sure is made by Bonny Doon anymore. Dark inky color. cinnamon and plummy aromas. On the palate spice and undefined black fruits. Short finish. Not as impressive as earlier efforts.


Snooth User: Tiboutoo
27716134
4.00 5
02/19/2008

solid. you can't go wrong. i usually buy for parties and end up drinking it all my self.


Snooth User: DrJoes
3293362
4.00 5
10/17/2007

Good, cheap, perfect for large parties where you need to buy a few.


Snooth User: Akirtland
2769122
4.00 5
06/10/2007

found this to be good, but later years have gotten worse, and now include a screw-top ... always scary


Snooth User: KevinD
6365209
2.50 5
09/09/2007

Two and a half glasses



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