Flipflop Pinot Grigio 2013

I love a good catchy name for a winery or wine label – especially when it encapsulates the spirit of the winery and it’s wines.  Aimed at the budget shopper who still wants to have a little vino with a casual dinner, the Flipflop brand is just such a winery.   They’re so laid back and cool, they even have a peace sign on their label.  I would have donned my own flipflops while sipping this Pinot Grigio if it weren’t so darned cold outside.  Cool is great, but cold is … well, it’s cold.

Winemaker:  Flipflop
Varietal:  Pinot Grigio
Vintage: 2013
Appellation: California
Price: $ 7.12

Notes:  This Californian was truly a pale straw color in the glass.  On the nose I caught scents of sweet tropical fruits with hints of white pepper and a green leafy note.  Acidity was fine if perhaps a little on the low side.  The body was light with a very gentle viscosity, and the alcohol was at 12.5%.  On the palate, however, the flavors I found were mostly melon and citrus with some light warm spice notes.  The finish was fairly quick with a dose of chalk dust and grassy bitterness.  By the way, I got this one on sale for $4.98.

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