“What do we have?” she asked.
“We have Red Truck, but we reviewed it already. And we have this,” I said, holding up a bottle of 2004 Big House Red, a
I grabbed two glasses and the corkscrew from the kitchen gadget drawer. Then I noticed something.
“I’m not so sure I want to review this one,” I said.
“Why?” she asked.
“This is why.” And I unscrewed the cap.
“A lot of good wines are going to screw tops now,” she told me.
I’m still not sure if that’s true or she was making something up as she sometimes does. But you couldn’t prove it with this bottle of wine.
Neither of us liked it.
According to the website, Big House Red has “lush tannins” and is “criminally rich—a riot of blackberry, raspberry & black pepper.” Hardy har har.
I got the tannins. I think I got the blackberry and raspberry. I even got the black pepper—in the bottom of my glass. I usually like dark heavy reds, but this one was just off. Sue liked it even less.
Wine Enthusiast and Wine Spectator both supposedly liked it. Maybe it just wasn’t our thing. Anybody else ever done time with Big House?