Monday, October 25, 2010
Quick Taste: Big House Red
Wow, it's been a while since I shared a Quick Taste with you! This one stood out to me on the shelf, so I thought I'd give it a try. Sometimes I'm a sucker for wine labels.
Wine: Big House Red, 2008 California Red Wine, Big House Wine Co., 13.5% alcohol.
Description on Bottle: "Yo, the '08 Homes is a muscular but by no means inelegant, eclectic blend viz Syrah, Petite Sirah, Grenache, Montepulciano, Mourvedre, Sangiovese, Tannat, Aglianico, Nero d'Avola, Sagrantino and Barbera. It more than singing for its supper." (all "typos" were as written on the bottle.)
My opinion of the description: Ok....I have never heard of a blend of so many grapes in one wine. Is this normal???
Look: Dark cherry, ruby red, medium viscosity
Nose: caramel, vanilla, spice, cinnamon, plum, currants
Palate: bold, high alcohol, low tannins, in your face, succulent, intense, deep and strong tasting
Food Match: rich cheese, decadent dishes
Overall: This is a ridiculously strong, intense wine. If you love big, bold reds, it's for you. I would recommend drinking it with a really rich dish. Not for the subtle of palate.