Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Rex Goliath Pinot Noir

Roq the coq!
I've been holding out on you.  I'm sorry.  I've been waiting for the Muse to sing to me so I have just the right words to do this wine justice...

Apparently, the bitch is off helping James Patterson crank out yet another book, so you'll have to bear with me.

Rex Goliath Pinot Noir.  Rex Goliath Cabernet.  Rex Goliath Just-About-Anything.

In previous posts, I've alluded to the fact that I love wine with pictures of farm animals on the labels.  This is the wine that got me started on that.

Rex Goliath wine is named after a 47-pound rooster.  Take a moment to think about that.  A freaking 47-pound rooster.  My five year-old niece weighs about that!  So as far as I'm concerned, that's reason enough to try this wine.  Honor the rooster.

My husband first met Rex at a liquor store attached to a gas station and bait shop on a long and winding road in the back hills of northern NJ.  It was $7.99.  So, you know, expectations were high.

This stuff is so freaking good!  It's a "big" wine, but it's not overpowering.  It pairs with anything.  It's good on its own.  The Rex Chardonnay is an easy drink, too.  Their website has some recipes that I'm probably too lazy to try, but I will tell you that the Pinot Noir is just lovely with a Lean Cuisine lasagne.  (I wouldn't recommend eating the Lean Cuisine lasagne without this wine, actually.)

Rex is The King.  (King of our wine fridge, anyway.)  So...a little less conversation, a little more drinking.


  1. My parents, god bless them, introduced me to Rex several months ago on one of my oh, too infrequent respites at their home upstate. It was a glorious meeting, and that's putting it mildly. Rex is now a frequent visitor in my home, although he never seems to stay long enough... LOL!! A father I met recently who has a 17 year old autistic son said to me, when discussing coping strategies, "Wine helps, it helps a LOT"... I already knew that. I think we all know that...LOL

  2. You sold me .. I will give it a try,, thanks 😍😍

  3. Really horrible. Maybe it went bad, but would NOT recommend.

  4. Really horrible. Maybe it went bad, but would NOT recommend.

  5. Hmmmm.... As if I were a wine aficianado, I'ma gonna bust-out some fine Winish terminology that needs to be added to the lexicon of ALL Reviewers (and I issue this edict whilst under the influence of your 'fine' concoction "47-Pound Rooster"): This wine has a fine, sullen-yet-partially-decomposing prune essence, but finishes with a strong, maudlin taste of despair. Overall, it's absurd, yet flaccid. It's sloppy, but insistent. It's got the refinement of a Cockney fishmonger after an all-night bender involving three-pound tarts in torn stockings and smeared make-up. Brutish, yet pathetic, it begs for forgiveness while affixing an over-sized ball-gag on your palette. The best endorsement that could ever be said about this huge-cocked brew is that "you get used to it, after a while". adding pineapple juice and ginger ale make it taste less like rancid cough medicine.)

    1. That is some good writing! Agree to disagree on the wine, though. But I do admire your prose!

  6. Got the bottle in a basket gift. No vintage. Maybe I can find a recipe and use for cooking.

  7. I'll never forget the day I first met Rex. The calling of the ocean waves against Sicily, the grittyness of the sand between our body's, the passion that kept us warm, more warm than any flame. I look at him "I'm Ready." He looks back at me "KLAAAAA." Doubt simmers between us. "You know I want you, I need you right now it's time for me to be yours and you mine." "SQUAAAA" "How did you know I just wanted to get pregnant with your children and live off them like Jackson 5 slaves?" Silence between us told me his answer was that he could see past my blue eyes to the green greed underneath. With a grunt-fart Rex left me on the shores of that beach, never to call again

  8. We met Rex in the United Business Loung in Hong Kong recently. I also noticed this bottle just because of the label and said to my travel companion that I would not leave the lounge without trying this wine! However, I think like others already have mentioned, it is mediocre, but not bad, a wine that I would have expected to be more flavorful. But for this reason I will not forget our trip to Taiwan!
    Kind regards, Michael (Germany)