Flip Flop Wines Review. To Each, Their Own.

You may remember last summer when I reviewed three wines from FlipFlop Wines. I was instantly impressed at the high quality of each of the wines and I quickly found a favorite.

Lucky me got to review 3 more varieties and I admit that I was equally impressed.

With flipflop wines, we have embraced the movement toward individualistic expression, instead of manufacturing wines into some cookie-cutter style that’s all the rage. Our goal is to craft expressive, well-balanced wines that evoke just what the grapes inside intended, without being over-wrought or over-explained, and that can be enjoyed at any occasion

Each bottle comes with this scale which clearly shows you how dry or sweet the wine is. This takes all the guess work out of finding one that suits your tastes.

More than the actual wines, there is one thing I love most about Flip Flop wines. They have partnered with Soles4Souls. For every bottle of Flip Flop wine sold, Soles4Souls will donate one pair of shoes to someone in need. Since 2005, Soles4Souls has delivered over 16 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes. The shoes have been distributed to people in over 127 countries, including Kenya, Thailand, Nepal and the United States. For more information on Soles4Souls and ways to get involved, be sure to visit their website.

Now on to the wine!

Chardonnay. This is a medium bodied, dry, white wine. You will taste notes of pineapple and soft vanilla. The flavor is creamy with toasted oak notes. It pairs best with Neapolitan pizza, mac and cheese, and chicken Caesar salad. Serve chilled.

My take. While I am not normally a fan of white wines, I do like a dry wine. This offered a dry wine without the ‘weight’ of a red wine. We enjoyed this with a grilled chicken salad and it complimented it perfectly. The pineapple flavor really stood out with an oaky finish.

Merlot. This is a medium bodied, dry wine. It is a silky wine with plum and mocha notes. Soft tannins round it out for a balanced finish. It pairs best with black and blue sliders or Texas chili. Serve room temperature.

*Tannins are a naturally organic compound found in the skin, stems and seeds of grapes. Winemakers use very precise extraction techniques to control the amount of tannins in the wine.

My take. The FlipFlop Merlot is everything it says it is. The aroma is very fruity and you instantly taste the plum flavors. This pair perfectly with bacon cheese burgers.

Cabernet Sauvignon. I knew before I even tasted it that this would be my favorite. The Cabernet is a very full bodied, dry wine. It has hints of blackberry and dark cherries with a peppery finish. Best paired with steaks, spinach ravioli or portobello mushrooms. Serve room temperature.

My take. Loved it! We had it with grilled t-bone steaks and right away you could taste the dark fruit notes. The peppery finish added to the seasoning and flavors of the steak perfectly. My only complaint is that the bottle didn’t seem to last long enough.

For a recipe featuring the Cabernet Sauvignon check out my homemade BBQ sauce recipe.

Just like I expected, I was impressed with each of these wines. At only $7 a bottle, you can easily find a variety that is sure to make everyone happy. ‘To each, Their own’ indeed!

You can learn more about FlipFlop Wines or even shop online by visiting their website. And be sure to stay up to date on all things concerning FlipFlop Wines by liking them on Facebook.

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Rachel Akers writes about crafts, recipes, and features the adventures of a family of 4. It is always crazy but I wouldn't change it for the world! Comments or questions? Talk to me on Facebook or Twitter or sign up for our RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader.