Saturday, 4/21, Little Rock, AR
After a full day of little league baseball, soccer, and more soccer, I came home and threw a couple of filet's on the grill. While they were cooking I unscrewed the cap on the 04 Big House Red. I've had wines from the Big House before and had always liked them but had never reviewed them. It has been quite awhile since I last had one so I was looking forward to seeing if they'd changed at all. I'm happy to say they are still putting out some very good, drinkable, affordable wine. When I poured my first glass of this, the nose was full of cherries and blackberry. In the mouth the cherry and blackberry were still evident along with just the right amount of spice. Very full-bodied, light tannin and an excellent finish. This one is excellent by itself or with food as I experienced my first glass by itself, and the second with the filet's I had just brought off the grill, and was equally impressed with both! I gave this one 4 Corkscrews based on the taste and value as I purchased this bottle for $10.99. I still struggle with the idea of the twist-off caps and that, probably more than anything, kept this one from getting my highest rating. Check out their website as well as it's another one of those really interesting vineyard websites. I think the wine industry must have the best sites of any industry. Sit Long, Talk Much, Laugh Often, Drink Wine!

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