Locked up again

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from Big House Wines.

I already used the pun “In the Big House”……and I thought cutesy labels needed cutesy post titles. Not sure I got there this time, but hey, I tried. My first experience with the Big House Wines was the Red a couple weeks ago. I wasn’t such a big fan, so I didn’t really know what to expect from any of the other wines. I must say, I found the 2008 Big House White to be pleasantly surprising. Big House white is a blend of 56% Malvasia Bianca, 22% Muscat Canelli, 18% Viognier and 4% Rousanne. This would be a good one to cheaply knock out some Century Club grapes if you are just starting your quest! It clocked in a 13.5% alcohol by volume, had a screw cap, and retails for $7.

I thought this wine smelled a lot like Gewurztraminer. I think that was probably from the Muscat, but I’m not sure. I got flowers, lychee, tropical notes, and spice on the nose. I found it to be very perfumed. In the mouth I found sweet peach, pear, melon, and lots of white flowers. This was mostly all melon in the mouth. I found it refreshing and pretty interesting for the $7 price tag.

4 Responses

  1. Always wondered what this would taste like (along with the red “Big House”). I see them in all the local grocery stores. Will have to pick up the White and give it a shot. Thanks!

  2. It is great to find drinkable everyday wines for under $8 a bottle.

  3. I actually really like the Big House Red, esp. since it has a screw cap, which I’m very much into these days.
    I’ll often buy it in my local grocery store if it’s too late to stop by the wine store, or I’m just too lazy to go there! I find it drinkable and interesting in the less than $10 price range, but I have seen it for as much as $12-$13, which I’m not willing to pay for this wine.

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