For far too long, the “giant 47 pound rooster” has been calling out to me from the shelves, yearning for me to sample the HRM Rex Goliath Cabernet Sauvignon. Well, I finally gave in to the rooster’s call and picked up a bottle for around $10. This is one of those affordable wines distributed almost everywhere that still manages to get numerous positive accolades. Low price and wide distribution do not necessarily mean bad things. Even Wine Enthusiast gave this one 84 points and said, “it’ll be fine for everyday purposes.” If that isn’t a ringing endorsement, then I don’t know what is.
On a more enthusiastic note, the HRM Rex Goliath Cabernet Sauvignon won the gold medal in the 2011 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. It won the award by bringing a nice balance of fruit and oak while being a touch lighter than what most people typically expect from a Cabernet Sauvignon. It is a wine that pleases a lot of people, but it doesn’t always make those expecting a traditional cab sauv the happiest.
This is an easy wine to recommend. Like many wines we’ve enjoyed lately, the real beauty in the HRM Rex Goliath Cabernet Sauvignon is the value. For less than $10, you get a very solid wine.