Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Big House White Wine 2009 3L Box

Big House White Wine 2009 3L Box
Origin: California
Blend: "A varying mixture of Mediterranean varieties" and believed to include Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Marsanne, Malvasia Bianca, Orange Muscat, and Muscat Canelli
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Bottle Closure: 3L Box
Purchase Date: July 2010
Purchase Price: $17.99

Our review: Light gold in color, this was has aromas of tree fruit (apple, peaches) with significant notes of citrus. Relatively light-bodied, the fruit flavor is smooth on the palate, is primarily apple, and is nicely balanced. The finish, however, isn't all that harmonious and is slightly unpleasant, astringent with too much minerality.

Our rating: We served this wine as we think is intended, straight from the refrigerator. And our review is based on the wine at this temperature. But we found that it tends to get better as it warms up a bit, becoming slightly more floral and sweet with an improved finish. We reviewed the Big House White 2007 in a bottle a year or so ago, rating it Average. We think this 3 liter box isn't quite as good, but still rate it Average. (Note: we couldn't find the exact blend of grapes used in this wine, and simply copied the general description from the winery's website.)

No taste profile from the winemaker found.

Winery website: Big House Wine.

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