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
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
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!