In the Big House

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

So the Big House Line. A box of the latest releases showed up on my door not so long ago. First, I can’t stand their website. I don’t know if it’s my computer or what, but it’s jumpy and hard to navigate. I understand trying to be cute…but if I can’t get to what I need easily, I’m outta there. On the other hand, these are meant to be inexpensive, not serious, table wines.  The 2007 Big House Red retails for around $8, had a screw cap closure, and clocks in at 13.5% alcohol by volume. It’s a blend of everything and the kitchen sink.

On the nose I got banana, berries, spice, cranberry, plums, green pepper, and dirt. It smelled fruity and jammy. In the mouth I found raspberry, cherry, chocolate, and plums. I thought the palate was fairly simple compared to the nose and it had bitter tannins on the finish. It smoothed a bit as it aired. It didn’t really jive for me.