Big House White Blend 2008
White Blends from Central Coast, California
Wine Style Guide
Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
A blend of 56% Malvasia Bianca, 22% Muscat Canelli, 18% Viognierand 4% Rousanne.
Big House wines are a rebellious mix of nontraditional grape varieties destined to give
the imbiber a new experience. This year's
tipple is reminiscent of the Franco-Italian
battle for the '06 FIFA World Cup. The
flamboyant Italians represented by Malvasia
and Muscat Canelli and the much more
austere and serious French led by Viognier and Rousanne.
"Continues the solid trend of
this label producing some of the best values in
California. Dry, crisp and delicious, with mineralinfused
flavors of oranges, honeysuckle and buttered
toast. A blend of Malvasia Bianca, Muscat
Canelli, Viognier and Roussanne."
semillion, sauncerre., spellcheck is not my friend.
what is more fun than trying to figure out a wine? Semellion? chardonnay? sauncerre? whether one can spell or not ( I'll go with not), one can still be intelligent, and you will love this wine. For the price it is more fun than an Acacia or Stag's Leap.
This wine was a great effort in crafting a blend that is spot on A must try ,perfect balance !
A great value this wine. For less than $10 you get a wine that is sturdy enough to stand-up to food, yet delicate enough to sip alone.
Some people may really like this wine (especially, for the price), but the floral notes were so strong it almost felt as if I was drinking perfume! That makes it almost impossible to drink with most foods, so perhaps, have it afterwards, as a dessert wine.
This was like drinking water from a vase. Undrinkable...really!Ended up using the last two bottles for cooking...even the pasta complained!
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Learn About Big House Map It
The Big House wines were born of the notion that the California climate is quite hospitable to the rollicking, sun loving grapes of Mediterranean France, Italy and Spain. Big House has found that by blending, rather than relying upon a single variety, they can create far more complex, rich wines that elegantly match a very wide variety of cuisine, from pizza, to BBQ ribs to roast chicken.
Learn About Central Coast
The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...
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Other White Wine
While there are a slew of other white varietals out there in the world, a few more worth knowing about...
Mostly grown and drunk in the northwest part of Spain,
Rias Baixas (in Galacia),
this grape is loved by almost
all who try it. A great alternative to Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and every other white grape, Albarino is
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