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Rex Goliath Pinot Noir

NV Ripe and intense with aromas and flavors of plum, blackberry, raspberry, lavender and spice. These flavors are framed by intense layers of smokey/toasty oak. The texture is silky smooth, and lingers on the palate to reveal wonderful Pinot Noir qualities. Definitely a food friendly wine. Goes with everything from French onion soup to a classic Caesar salad, to fresh tuna steaks pan seared with sesame seeds.
$14.00 / Bottle   $168.00 / Case

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By putting the Rex “California spin” on it, Mike has taken what the French have created, and elevated this Pinot Noir fruit to new heights. With an intensive oak aging regime and careful maturation, he has transformed the fruit into a wine that truly expresses Pinot Noir varietal character.

More than just another cute animal label! It’s an animal label inspired by the colorful legend of Rex Goliath, a 20th Century circus star.

HRM (His Royal Majesty) Rex Goliath was billed as the ‘World’s Largest Rooster’ weighing in at a ‘goliath’ 47 pounds. Rex traveled with a Texas Circus around the turn of the 20th Century.

The colorful poster that once hung above Rex’s circus roost captured the interest and imagination of Hahn Estates and in 2002, the Rex Goliath wine was born, with a colorful label inspired by the vintage circus banner that once hung above Rex’s Roost.

Mike Kafka is the man behind the bird, head winemaker for HRM Rex Goliath. He grew up in California’s Central Valley, surrounded by orchards, farms and vineyards. It was only natural that he went on to obtain a degree in enology from Cal State Fresno. Mike’s journey that eventually led him to doorstep of Rex began as a child. His father had a small backyard vineyard, and Mike would help him tend those vines. The two of them would make wine together in their garage, and give it to friends as gifts. For over 30 years now, Mike has helped his father make wine from fruit gathered in their own backyard vineyard, as well as using grapes from other growers.