Friday, April 18, 2008

Wine Corner Review #20: HRM Rex Goliath! California Zinfandel

HRM (His Royal Majesty) Rex Goliath was the star of a circus in Texas. Billed as the "World's Largest Rooster," he clocked in at a spectacular 47 pounds and served as the metaphor for this rather sedate (for a Zinfandel) picnic blend we will be examining today.

The robe of the Rex Goliath Zinfandel is that of fresh, hand-picked dewberries gathered from a field near Dripping Springs, TX. The nose is quite muted, sort of like minted spicy cough syrup. The taste reveals some character and will make you think of red clover honey but alas, it has little power, subtlety or nuance, just about right for a cheap red picnic wine. Pizza is your pairing of choice, as well as fried chicken and all other picnic foods, and it may even be served slightly chilled. URL is if it strikes your fancy. See if they have any other legends represented, and remember:


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