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.

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OregonWino 6 years ago

I agree that wine for under $10 is not always going to be a great thing...and with Pinot Noir...I would say it will probably never be a good thing....Pinot Noir seems to either be really good or really bad....

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eventsyoudesign 5 years ago from Nashville, Tennessee

Great article and funny too! That is one of the wines that we serve from time to time and it is donated by the vendor. Does not surprise me that you have given it a bad review. It seems a little harder to find a good Pinot Noir, unlike other wines many times a less expensive bottle can be pretty good. Teresa

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