*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from the winery.
Nothing quite like a glass of nicely chilled Rosé in the summer. Not only does it play well with BBQ (my favorite summer-time treat) but it’s refreshing and I can drink it outside in the heat whereas red wine in the summer is best consumed in the cool interior with air conditioning. With that in mind, we pulled out a bottle of the 2008 Big House Pink. The wine had a screw cap closure, clocked in at 13% alcohol by volume, and looks to retail for $8.
On first impression: This wine smells like hops. I also got a little cranberry, but overall, not much of a nose. In the mouth, more of the same to me, beer and cranberry, and that was not a good thing. I found it sharp and strong, and overpowering for its 13% alcohol tag. NMS.