Rex-Goliaath Pinot Noir - A Review
Rex-Goliath Pinot Noir was surprisingly disappointing. When you buy a bottle of wine for fewer than ten dollars, it is usually hit or miss with the quality. With Rex-Goliath Pinot Noir, it was a miss. As described on the bottle, this wine is lush and velvety, an iron fist in a velvet glove, but with a silky elegance.
From the description I suspected a medium bodied wine with a bold taste of grapes and plums, but with a texture that goes down with a degree of simplicity. What I received was a fruity flavor that had not evidence of tannin and the body was that of water. It was not well received on first sip or the last drop. My wife and I just looked at each other with wrinkled noses. The universal, silent, married sign that this wine stinks.
If I were to suggest a pairing with the wine, it would be the mundane cheese plate. Make sure that you pick a cheese with a sharp bite, so that the watery texture of the wine can wash it down. Otherwise you will be pairing bland with bland, a not so appealing combination.
The name Rex-Goliath came from a circus attraction from the turn of the 19th century. Rex was a 47 pound chicken that people flocked to see from miles around. Naming a wine after overweight poultry should have given me a hint of the disappointing gastronomical events to come.