RECOMMENDED: Flipflop Riesling, NV. American (Left Coast, primarily Washington state). $6.99. 12% ABV

COLOR: Pale yellow.
AROMA: Peach, apricot, melon.
TASTE: Tropical fruits, balanced sweetness. Creamy, surprisingly medium-bodied. Still.
FINISH: Surprisingly long.

This wine is moderately sweet, somewhat creamy, and direct. By “direct” I mean that compared with many austere and “serious” Rieslings, this is like meeting a new friend and hitting it off immediately, while the other ones are like mysterious, high-society ladies who are harder to get to know, yet have just as much inner depth and heart to reveal. (Stunned at how many styles of wine can be made from one type of grape!)

This is a lovely wine for beginners and experienced wine drinkers alike who want a refreshing, mouth-filling, moderately sweet glass of white vino for an informal occasion.

Can’t beat the price, either. The Flipflop wines are available in the grocery store for $5.99-7. Having tried their Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, and Riesling, I like the creamy style of their whites, and this Riesling is no exception. Flipflop offers a casual, cheerful, and tasty line-up indeed—seriously good, no pretensions.

LABEL NOTES: Medium-bodied, Riesling with peach, apricot and melon which leads to a satisfying, smooth finish. It is full of tropical notes and sweet aromas. Serve chilled. Pair with tofu stir-fry, shredded pork tacos, and sake sashimi.

15,000 cases produced.


Sample received for review.
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