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USA, Pinot Grigio, The Birdman, Big House Wines, California, 2010

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N/ Quite fruity and stone drenched. On some wafts, slightly reminiscent of a Riesling actually. Mossy, wet, river rocks. Steeped hay. Comparatively complex nose vs. most $10ish California Pinot Grigio. T/ Full mouthfeel. Heavy weight for the varietal. Coating honeysuckle. Low acid. Round, soft finish, with just enough minerality to trigger happy sipping. Needs more […]

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USA, Red Blend (Zinfandel dominated), Cardinal Zin, Beastly Old Vines, Big House, Underdog Wine Merchants, Livermore, California, 2009

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Red Blend of: 80% Zinfandel, 10% Mourvedre, 8% Carignane, and 2% Petite Sirah N/ Less jammy than I was expecting. Stewed cherry and plum. Wet, slightly stale, black pepper. Sour cherry. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. Slightly chalky blackberries and plums. Soft closer. Winemaker = Georgetta Dane http://www.bighousewines.com/ Price = $9.99 I’ve really enjoyed other Big House […]

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USA, Cabernet Sauvignon (with 10% Grenache), Big House, The Usual Suspect, Soledad, California, 2009

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Note: only for Cabernet “fruit bomb” style lovers….i.e. this wine is the opposite of French style Cabernet….   This might be an excellent choice for a crowd-pleasing party wine (and will be about as low an impact on your wallet as possible).   N/ Fresh cedar. Black pepper. Deep cassis. Smoke. Cigar box. Light swamp […]

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USA, Red Blend, Big House, Red, 2009

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A 14 varietal ! red blend of: 27% Petite Sirah, 14.5% Syrah, 8.6% Montepulciano, 8.2% Barbera, 6.4% Nero d’Avola, 6.1% Tempranillo, 3.3% Malbec, 2.4% Aglianico, 2.4% Souzao, 2.3% Charbono, 2.2% Petite Verdot, 2.1% Cabernet Franc, 2% Tannat, 12.5% Other “esoteric” reds Ready to drink right after opening. N/ Smoked cassis. Sweet peppers. Fresh leather. Multiple […]

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