Monday, October 13, 2014

Modest Monday - Wines Under $10: Rex Goliath Pink Pinot Grigo

HRM Rex-Goliath Pink Pinot Grigio

The Rex Chronicles continue! Here is Issue 3: Pink Pinot Grigio.

Review:  From the get go, everything about this wine is cloying. The color is crazy bright pink. The aromas are of confected strawberries, reminding me of a jolly rancher candy. The palate is a mix of abrasive acidity and overwhelming sweetness. Typically I won't drink wine ice cold, as it masks the flavors. However, I tried to drink this one as cold as possible (see condensation in photo below). It didn't help. It was not "Refreshingly Sweet" as the bottle claimed, but rather stickily and ickily sweet.

Why, might you ask, is this Pinot Grigo (Gray) pink? Despite the name, Pinot Grigo grapes are actually pink! This was was made in the style of rosé with some skin contact, allowing the juice to take on the pigment of the skins.

Bottom Line: Generally I try to be positive about wine. This is one makes it difficult. I suppose if someone is looking for Kool-Aid with a kick this might work. But wouldn't you rather just throw some vodka in fruit punch?


Wine Geekery:
  • VINTAGE: Non Vintage
  • PLACE: America
  • GRAPE: Pinot Grigio
  • BOOZE: 12%
  • CELLAR: Drink now

Where did I get it? Harris Teeter
What's the damage? Low Price

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