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Friday, February 11, 2011

bottle one.

Polished off a bottle of Rex Goliath merlot last night. Spent about $7.00 on it from Walmart. I kind of regret having to buy it from there, but it was 2 a.m. and there weren't very many options. Anyway, surprisingly enough, it was pretty good. I haven't quite caught the grasp on wine jargon, like how to go about describing the taste from the smell to the actual drinking. But from an amateurs point of view, this is one of the better tasting merlots that I've had. It has a nice berry flavor that's sweet to the "palate" and carries a nice fragrance. I would recommend this wine for a leisurely drink, maybe after dinner due to its dessert like quality. I could definitely see myself buying another bottle, but this is the beginnings of an aspiring connoisseur. So, I can't double up. Pretty soon I hope to fill my closet shelf with each bottle and individual sticky notes that give proper ratings according to my taste and maybe yours as well. I'm going to continue on my journey through merlots before I start on any other "type" of wine. From cheap to expensive. I really gotta take some wine tasting classes though, lol.



 Anyway, enjoy!

45 comments:

  1. maybe you could help me. I am getting married soon and my wife wants to save some money on corking fees. i need something that tastes good but is in a giant jug of a bottle? any ideas?

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  2. haha well, i haven't yet had enough experience to really give out any suggestions, but, for its price and taste and over all good choice for big gatherings like that, I'd have to go with franzia box wine. Really good stuff and you get what you pay for.

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  3. Im not really a big wine drinker, but I do enjoy it with a nice steak dinner. (Mmm steak)

    I personally prefer champaign if I am going to drink wine.

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  4. steak and wine is definitely a good combo :)

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  5. Any champagne is by far the best wine, because of the notes of bitterness with the flavor of a full bodied berry, with fizz.

    lol Sparkling Wine (same as champagne, but not from that region of Italy) doesnt compare...

    Anyways, I love your blog <3

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  6. Thats weird. You'd never expect an early wine for only 7 bucks to taste better then dishwashing water.
    Do you prefer sparkling or still wine?
    White or red?

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  7. still over sparkling and red over white. maybe its because of my preference that i enjoyed this wine. but, i really shouldnt judge yet since i have yet to taste a really expensive merlot. ill be there soon!

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  8. man i only drink tequila hits good all the time

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  9. My sister took a whine testing class in Cornell! :0

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  10. I FUCKING LOVE ALCOHOL!! EVERY KIND, I LOVE IT!!!

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  11. I have yet to try a Merlot. I'll make sure to pick up a bottle next time.

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  12. well, im excited for you! cheers

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  13. I'm more of a beer person but i'll give this a try if i see it at the liquor store

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  14. i <3 alcohol and i dont care about the taste the results are important

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  15. Wine will screw up my diet, maybe some other day :).

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  16. Nice wine review :-) This is a cool blog and i will definetely be following!

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  17. lol expensive wine tastes great.... too bad it's expensive.

    Following your blog! Seems pretty awesome.

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  18. blogs about alcohol, always good

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  19. I realyl don't like wines. I'm more into beers. But if I need to get drunk and I have only wine I will dirnk it.

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  20. looking forward to learning some things about wine

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  21. not a bad choice of wine.. hope you had a good night/morning

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  22. I'm way to buzzing way to early in the morning to read all of this.

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  23. Good luck. There are a few thousand different wines in France alone.

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  24. Just think, for four more bucks you could have gotten a handle of Taaka! :D

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  25. Followed. I prefer white wine myself, but just like you have no idea what i'm supposed to be tasting for.

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  26. nice cock on this bottle. looks very proud to be there.

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  27. could use some of that right now, pretty interesting. that's my kinda stuff too..

    haha @ the rooster comments btw.

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  28. $7, eh? I'll take your word for it. Wine is wine anyway, I only ever drink it with food.

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  29. dont really like drinking wine.

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  30. I've been looking to get into some tasting. Think I'll start here.

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  31. its a good hobby to pick up. and its somewhat healthy!

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