Rex Goliath 2001 "47 Pound Rooster" Central Coast "Free Range" Pinot Noir ($9.00)
The wacky label allegedly replicates a circus poster of the early 1900s, commemorating a gigantic avian attraction in a Texas sideshow of the era. The wine is serious enough, though, ruby in the glass, with fresh red-berry aromas and flavors and a lush if rather soft flavor profile with plenty of fruit and sufficient acidity for balance. Tasted less than analytically in a restaurant setting, it served well as an all-purpose dinner wine. US Importer: (Mar 20, 2004)
FOOD MATCH: It bridged a diverse array of flavors including lamb, duck and vegetarian dishes, ranging from the familiar to the exotic in a Persian New Year banquet at Saffron's, an excellent Iranian restaurant in Louisville.
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