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.
Varietal: Pinot Grigio
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.