Bonny Doon Ca' del Solo Big House Red 2003
from Central Coast, California
Another break-out hit for the recidivist partisans of this eclectic pan-Mediterranean blend. We altered our varietal mix just a tad this year and introduced a substantial amount of cabernet franc into the concoction. Big House Red is all about fragrance, spice and soft tannins. It has a fragrance of mint and garrigue, with insinuations of blackberry and the ubiquitous framboise. Not a wine that you would want to serve to the Queen (in virtue of its unregenerate rusticity), it is nevertheless a wine that is the perfect complement to barbecue, pasta, pizza and all of the major non-vegan groups.
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A Customer - virginia
Soft and big at the same time, if that's possible. Great everyday table wine and a crowd pleaser. At a recent barbeque we went through all the bottles we had and no one wanted to open up anything else.
A Customer - Chicago, IL
A really remarkable bottle for the price. I often find myself unable to resist finishing the bottle. The guy at the wine store said that if I didn't like it, he'd buy me another bottle. I'll get him one of these days.
A Customer - San Jose, CA
Someone suggested this wine to me and let me tell you, it's fabulous. Bold taste and soft tannins. I hate to admit it, but I love the screw cap :)
It's definitely a great everyday wine. Stock up.
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