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Date Printed: 9/30/2014
Big House Red Blend (3 Liter Octavin Home Wine Bar) 2010
Big House Red Blend (3 Liter Octavin Home Wine Bar) 2010
(search item no. 110543)

PRICE ON 9/30/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Well, at least this year we weren't "burning down da House," but it was an unusually long and cool season that led to berries with low yields and great concentration again. This Big House Red lives up to that old Fruit Bomb moniker that you've come to expect.

It starts with a nose full of blackberries and raspberries, with hints of leather and spices. The palate is clean, exhibiting flavors of cranberries, roses and a touch of rhubarb. This finish lingers, with flavors of vanilla and a touch of dark cherries in the finish.

A true trump card, Big House Red pairs well with all grilled meats, lasagna Bolognese, grilled vegetables or even sashimi grade Ahi tuna.

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About Big House:

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.