COMING SUMMER 2012
Big House wines are a rebellious mix of non-traditional grape varieties and/or unconventional winemaking style destined to give the imbiber a new experience. To wit this year’s partner in crime is a far the first time, a “smack your lips” sweet wine made from shiraz grapes. With a nose of mocha and cherry that carries through to flavors of guilty pleasure: chocolate, raspberry and strawberry. The wine is balanced, full and has silkiness on the mouthfeel.
These grapes were some of the last clusters harvested. The wine was fermented on stainless steel to retain the natural flavors of the shiraz grape and boldness.
The key to unlock the perfect pairing with this sweet wine is balance. Remember to not over power the wine and not to undercut it. Try this wine with a nicely spiced steak or spaghetti, or with something sweet like a raspberry pie, chocolate bon bons or a rich cherry cake.