The giant 47 pound rooster is back and this time we are drinking Rex Goliath Free Range Red. As you might remember, I am somewhat of a sucker for Rex Goliath based on their amazing mascot. It is actually not just the mascot, as Rex Goliath does tend to produce very drinkable affordable wines. At the end of the day, there is very little I love more than finding something cheap and delicious to drink.
Rex Goliath Free Range Red is a mystery blend of a few different varietals. What we know is that the primary components are Zinfandel and Syrah, which should make this a heavier selection. It actually has a surprising hint of sweetness to the flavor which caught me off guard. I can definitely see it as a red wine that would appeal to a large segment of white wine drinkers.
The Rex Goliath Free Range Red is unique enough (and cheap enough) that I recommend you try it for yourself. As a point of external validation, it did win a gold medal in the 2011 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. However, it is a polarizing wine. Of the people I served it to, some hated it, some loved it. My best advice is to give it a try yourself!