100% Pinot Grigio from California. SRP of $7 but widely available for $6.
Sample received courtesy the winemaker for review purposes.
From the bottle:
“Light-bodied, refreshing Pinot Grigio with tropical citrus, ripe pear and a zesty clean finish.
Balanced crisp acidity pairs well with bruschetta, spaghetti carbonara or eggplant parmesan.
Serve chilled now or store away from direct sunlight for up to 1 year after purchase.
This is the second FlipFlop Wine we are reviewing after previously enjoying the $6 2010 FlipFlop Pinot Noir, something we weren’t sure was possible with the somewhat inflated prices of Pinot Noir thanks to its popularity. Tomorrow we will review the FlipFlop Riesling, but today we turn to the FlipFlop Pinot Grigio — a popular variety but one that oftentimes leaves me wishing for a little more substance.
The 2010 FlipFlop Pinot Grigio has aromas of citrus, pear, a little honey and some grapefruit. The wine tastes of citrus, pear, peach, and guava. This is a light and crisp wine that is not too sweet but sweet enough. The wine has good acidity all the way thru and ends on the tart side with grapefruit flavors. I don’t think it changed my general impression of this variety, but overall this a nice expression of the grape and very affordable.
Also check out our review of the 2010 FlipFlop Moscato.
Overall Rating: 7.0
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