So it should come as no surprise that I would pay homage to the years greatest holiday by selecting a boo-dacious varietal like The Big Red Monster to review this month.
Maker: Big Red Productions, Rutherford, California
Alcohol: 14.8% (wow!)
Dawngrrl’s rating: 6 out of 10 plus 1 for the label
The Big Red monster is a wine you would most likely find on the dinner table on the set of a Quentin Tarentino movie (No coincidence that I happen to be watching Death Proof at the moment!) Entirely labeled in theme of a 50’s horror show, down to the chipped edges on the label and cinematic quotes like “The Red Beast strikes!!” and “This will haunt you forever!” Even the viner is referred to as “A Big Red Production”, and listed below is the line “Directed by Bob Pepi and Jeff Booth”. How can you argue with fun like that!
This simple wine is not going to knock the knickers off experienced wine palettes, but you certainly can serve it at this years Boo party and it will most definitely put out. Heavy on the alcohol content, but so easy going down, it will impress even non wine drinkers with its smooth swallow, though if your a “red” head like me you’ll find yourself aching for a little more blood in it’s bite. Closer to a party girl then a lady; you might not want to dress her up and take her out, but she’ll be a freak in sheets!