Big House White Wine Trio – Because Summer Never Really Ends

Big House White Trio

Big House White Trio

That’s right, just because the calendar says it’s Fall is no reason to put away your whites! Readers of Wine Everyday already know about Big House wines. Their Red Box Wine won out many of our readers. Now is time to explore three of their white wines. The winery is a stones throw from the state penitentiary in Soledad, California and sources grapes from various vineyards throughout California to bring us these crowd pleasing wines.

2011 Big House White Wine  Over eleven white varieties make up this special blend, beautiful aromas that remind me of a bridal bouquet and honeysuckle breezes. Flavors of tropical fruits, peaches are refreshing with a hint of sweetness on the finish. I paired this with a fruit platter of cantaloupe and strawberries which was outstanding. It would also pair nicely with powered sugar pastries for a Sunday Brunch.

27% Viognier | 20%  Malvasia Bianca | 13% Gruner Veltliner | 9% Gewurztraminer | 9% Albarino | 8% Sauvignon Blanc | 7% Muscat Canelli | 4 % Chardonnay | 1% Riesling 1% Pinot Grigio and 1% other whites | Alcohol 13.5% | Retails $9.99 750ml
 
The Birdman Pinot Grigio

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2011 The Birdman Pinot Grigio

2011 The Birdman Pinot Grigio  With aromas of grapefruit and apricot folding into flavors of the same with a touch of acidity and a crisp refreshing finish. This wine is sturdy enough to stand up to a meal; try shrimp scampi or grilled chicken.

100% Pinot Grigio | Alcohol 13.5% | $9.99 750ml
 
Unchained Naked Chardonnay

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2011 Unchained Naked Chardonnay

2011 Unchained Naked Chardonnay  If you are looking for a Chardonnay that was spared a fermentation sentence in heavy oak, here is one for you to try. A combination of stainless steel tanks and neutral oak barrels give this Chardonnay a soft yellow color; flavors of lemon rind with a dry ashy finish. Pair this with grilled fish or wood fired pizza.

100% Chardonnay | Alcohol 13.5% | | $9.99 750ml
 

The values in Big House Wines are remarkable; they’re also available in 3 liter box version which is a great choice for large parties.  Have you tried any Big House Wines? Share with me your favorite and I’ll tell you mine!

Thank you to  Folsom and Associates , Winemaker/Warden Georgetta Dane and Big House  for providing the wine.

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Eileen Gross is the Chief Financial Officer for a financial services and risk management firm in Washington, DC. A 1983 Graduate of Fordham University, she is wine lover, traveler, and collector who shares her wine experiences on her blog “Wine Everyday." She is a contributing writer for 12most.com and is a member of the Society of Wine Educators.
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5 Responses to Big House White Wine Trio – Because Summer Never Really Ends

  1. Nice post Eileen! These sound like nice every day wines. Don’t drink much whites, but it’s good to know where to look! Cheers!

  2. Look like some nice bargains here! Will have to seek some out. Nice write-up!

  3. I’m not much of a drinker due to meds I’m on, but I’m passing this along to my husband. Good info!

  4. Alaiyo says:

    I’m glad I found you (or, rather, you found me first)! I don’t know much (at all) about wines, and I’m too old not to know. I’d love to know if the wines featured in this post would pair well with crab? Thanks!

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