100% Riesling from Washington. SRP of $7 but widely available for $6.
Sample received courtesy the winemaker for review purposes.
From the bottle:
“Medium-bodied, complex Riesling with peach, apricot and melon which leads to a satisfying, smooth finish.
Tropical notes and sweet aromas pair well with tofu stir-fry, shredded pork tacos and sashimi.
Serve chilled now or store away from direct sunlight for up to 1 year after purchase.
We previously reviewed the 2010 FlipFlop Pinot Noir and the 2010 Pinot Grigio and came away impressed with what they deliver at this low price point. Today we’re tasting a third FlipFlop wine, the Riesling.
The 2010 FlipFlop Riesling has aromas of honey dew melon, apple, and apricot. When tasting these same flavors come through as well as some cantaloupe, pear, and a touch of pineapple. This is a very sweet wine which would make it a great match for spicy food or you could almost drink it as a dessert wine. The FlipFlop Riesling is medium-bodied with a full mouthfeel. It could use a little higher acidity to cut through the sweetness, but if you like sweet wines you’ll likely enjoy this one quite a bit. Otherwise, pair it with spicy food and it’ll be great. A surprisingly good Riesling for the price.
If you liked the sweetness level in this wine, also be sure to check out the FlipFlop Moscato.
Overall Rating: 7.9
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