Friday, June 28, 2013

Francis Ford Coppola Pinot Grigio

I love just about every kind of wine, but pinot grigio is my favorite (especially in the summertime). At the end of most days, the only thing I want is a bottle glass of this ice cold, crisp white wine. So, when the folks at Francis Ford Coppola Winery asked me if I wanted to try one of their Diamond Collection wines, I immediately asked to sample the Pinot Grigio.

The Francis Coppola Diamond Collection - which includes 11 different wines - began in 1997 as a way to make delicious wines at an affordable price (my kind of vino!). The grapes for these wines are sourced from "approved" (by Francis Coppola) California vineyards, and all of the varietals feature fruit-forward, multi-dimensional flavors and immediate drinkability. 

The chilled Pinot Grigio I sampled was crisp, refreshing, and had just a hint of effervescence in each sip. The flavor was wonderfully dry, with just a hint of sweetness from the fruit flavors it possesses (think peaches and lemons). I enjoyed a glass of this alongside some gazpacho I made the other night (recipe coming soon!), but this wine would also be the perfect beverage for a cookout, or alongside some fresh seafood.

Francis Coppola Diamond Collection Pinot Grigio can be found in stores throughout Boston and Massachusetts (I'd just call your local shop to see if they carry it), but it's also available for purchase online.

What's your favorite type of wine to drink in the summer?

This sample was complimentary, but the opinions expressed in this post are my own.


  1. Pinot is my fave too! i love wine spritzers in summer :) and white sangria !

  2. I know this makes me the odd man (woman?) out, but I just don't get the love for pinot grigio. It just tastes too light for me... probably because I'm mostly a red wine drinker. Give me a sauvignon blanc or, even better, a nice rose of pinot noir for a summer evening!

  3. Francis Ford Coppola is one of my faves, but I'm not really a pinot grigio girl. However, this does sound pretty awesome... especially alongside a bowl of gazpacho!


  4. We picked up a bunch of great roses on our last trip to CA and have been savoring them over these hot days.