SRP of $7, available widely for $6.
Sample received courtesy the winemaker for review purposes.
From the bottle:
"Medium-bodied, structured Pinot Noir with bright cherry, sweet spice and a supple, velvety finish.
Cola aromas and hints of vanilla pair with grilled mahi mahi, bacon-wrapped shrimp or chocolate cookies.
Serve at room temperature now or store away from direct sunlight for up to 2 years after purchase.
Here at The Reverse Wine Snob, we usually don't talk a lot about a wine's label, but on occasion it does merit a little discussion. Here's one such instance simply because the winery does such a good job. Take a look:
Lots of info about the wine, pairing with food, and serving...nice job. I especially like that the pairing info includes at least one example of an everyday food (chocolate chip cookies).
FlipFlop Wines are also notable in that they are donating a pair of shoes to people in need for every bottle of wine purchased (up to 100,000 bottles). To do this, they have partnered with Soles 4 Souls, an organization committed to supplying shoes to victims of suffering. Pretty cool especially considering the low price point on this wine.
So to recap we have a great price, a nice informative label, and support of a great cause. But the most crucial question is how does the wine taste? Let's find out...
The 2010 Flipflop Wines Pinot Noir exhibits aromas of black cherry, plum, and dried herbs (sage). It tastes of black cherry cola with a little spice. This wine is fairly smooth and medium-bodied. It ends with a little bit of a spicy finish that is slightly dry. This is a nicely balanced wine and a bit spicier than typical Pinot Noir, which I liked quite a bit. Quite a nice surprise at only $6 and this one may very well find a spot in the next Top 10 list.
Also, be sure to check out the reviews of the 2010 FlipFlop Pinot Grigio, the 2010 FlipFlop Rieslingand the 2010 FlipFlop Moscato.
See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.