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2008 Big House Pinot Grigio & Pinot Gris (Other than Italy) "The Birdman"

Big House 2008 Birdman

Winery: Big House

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "The Birdman"

Wine Category: Pinot Grigio & Pinot Gris (Other than Italy)

Grape blend: 79% Pinot Grigio, 6 Chenin Blanc, 6% Malvasia Bianca, 5% Viognier & 4% Other whites

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Central Coast

State or country: CA

Price: $15

Cases produced: 15,000

KWG Score: 87 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (87)

Review date: August 9, 2009

Wine Review: This very pale yellow offering opens with mild green apple bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied and very nicely balanced between its acidity and fruit. The flavor profile is a ripe green apple with a hint of yellow grapefruit on the back palate. The finish is dry and drifts away nicely. This wine is very approachable and easy to drink. I would pair it with Ritz cracker encrusted scrod. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: This Bird was almost cooked this year with all of fires raging through the Monterey and Big Sur. We were ready to evacuate the inmates. That coupled with a very long, cool, and dry growing season has led to a very plump Birdman, almost the antithesis of that light and airy Northern Italian cousin. The serious gravitas of this wine permeates all of its characteristics; a bold and weighty nose of citrus fruits, the full palate with touches of grapefruit and melon, strong acidity that balanced and a long, lingering quenching finish. Quite possibly the most unique Pinot Grigio we’ve ever made.

Organic status: not organic

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