A Wine Review: Big House Pink


I’ve been on a pink wine kick here lately. Any pink wines will do. Beaujolais, Rose, White Merlot, and any others I can find that might be yummy. I go into a new wine thinking it will be yummy. When it isn’t, no big deal. Just pitch it and move on.

I’ve been drinking the Big House wines for many years. Both the Red and the White. Then, I saw the Big House Pink. I gave it a try. The label was rather cute. The Pink had pink flamingos standing in front of the prison. Plus, the neck band, in the cork area, had pink flamingos all the way around. Not a stuffy wine.

It runs about eleven dollars and is not too sweet. We had it with dinner tonight since I had opened it up last night. It went well with the sauteed chicken, garlic smashed potatoes, baked acorn squash. Last night I had a glass while making chili for the poker guys.

This pink is a combination of Sangiovese, Carignane, Syrah, Zinfandel, Grenache, Mourvedre, and Barbera. Quite a mouthful. Pun intended. It is a pink with the hint of a full bodied red. Very good for sipping on the veranda. Better with a light supper or a bowl of chili. It is best served chilled. Not as sweet as a White Zinfandel or White Merlot. Just a nice light red (thus the pink) wine. Plus, it really looks pretty in the glass.

Don’t be put off by the screw top. I was surprised, since all of the pink wines I have had in the past were corked. I opened the bottle and it was just fine. Screw tops and plastic type corks are our wine future. Get over yourself if you are put off by it. You will be missing some good wines by limiting yourself to corked only.

If you are a wine beginner, this is a great wine to have with Thanksgiving dinner. No tannins to assault a tender palate and very fruity and smooth. Even if you aren’t a wine beginner, your palate will appreciate the richness of this pink. Enjoy!

Link to the very clever Big House website: Big House Wines

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