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2004, Rex Goliath Giant 47 Pound Rooster Chardonnay

Over All Rating - "Highly Recommended"

Where we got it and how much it cost.

Local Albertsons grocery story for 7.99 a bottle.  I have seen it at numerous retailers for anywhere from 6-9 dollars.  Well distributed and fairly easy to find.

 

General Impression of HRM Rex Goliath Giant 47 Pound Rooster Chardonnay

Well it is a big name and for a chardonnay and a sub 10 dollar one it is a big wine.  It is certainly a bigger wine then many good and well liked chardonnays like say Kendall Jackson or similar.  There is a good oak quality but the intensity of flavor makes it less pronounced then lighter oaked versions.  If you only enjoy Chardonnays for the oak this many not be a perfect fit for you.  That said I personally loved it. 

 

What Flavors are Most Dominant or Evident In This Wine?

Citrus, Tropical Fruit, Oak

 

What foods will this wine go well with?

Like most white wines this one will go very well with chicken or fish and because it has some real deep flavors it would go well with spicy or heavily seasoned chicken.  Not bad with a salad and bread sticks either and of course many cheeses would pair well with it.

 

What's Grapes are In Dancing Bull Zinfandel by Rancho Zabaco, 2003?

100% Chardonnay (unconfirmed but it does not seem to be a blend) 

 

Will I keep it In My Wine Rack, If So How Much?

Indeed the wine is a good Chard and has enough going on to handle being around for say a year or a bit longer so it would be a good white to keep a few bottles on hand of.  It has a unique flavor and lots of things going on and each time you drink it you can find something new if you want to.  It is also a basic wine you can just drink so I plan to stock 2-3 bottles regularly.

 

Who Is Going to Enjoy This Wine?

Well it is not for those who only enjoy blush and delicate whites.  But most people who enjoy a dry fruity and oaky chardonnay will enjoy this one.

 

What Does the Bottle or Vintners Web Site Say About this Wine?

From the back of the bottle:  "The Rex Goliath Story - At the turn of the 20th Century HRM (His Royal Majesty) Rex Goliath was the treasured attraction of a Texas Circus.  People came from far and wide to behold the 47 lb bird, billed as the "World's Largest Rooster".  Our label replicates the one of a kind, vintage artwork from the circus banner that hung above Rex's roost and we proudly honor HRM with our premium varietal wines

Amidst the Natural splendor of Monterey County, our vineyards enjoy the most optimum growing conditions and the beauty of an untamed hillside landscape.  We invite you to raise a toast to Rex with our "free range" Chardonnay".

 

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