In a few short weeks, the unusually cool rainy weather we’ve been experiencing in Oklahoma will disappear into a hazy memory and hot, humid summer will arrive. In anticipation of the rising temperatures, we’ve been holding auditions for the summer patio wines and this Coppola made the cut.
Yes, pun intended.
Coppola Rosso & Bianco Pinot Grigio 2015
($12) 13% alc.
Coppola Rosso & Bianco Pinot Grigio 2015 is actually quite refreshing, crisp and gives you a mouthful of ripe fruit. The price is reasonable enough as well for keeping a few stocked in the garage fridge for the summer. It’s weird to admit I have a fridge in the garage. It’s a long story but every time I see it Tommy Boy pops in my head about stocking it with bee…yogurt and soda. Anyway, here’s a trivial bit: the wine is named for the gray color the grapes turn at full ripeness. See, you thought you weren’t going to learn anything during my rambling about cheap summer wine!
On a side note:
The Coppola paired well with a surprisingly hopeful opening series of the baseball season. I’m excited for the first time in about 5 years. Our ‘team’ is beginning to resemble the one from 1996 now that the expensive albatrosses were cut loose in my modest opinion. The 1996 season was when I really started to enjoy baseball much to the delight of my baseball loving husband. The relaxed pace of the game really grew on me. (Except the game with 22 innings!) To some, baseball might be slow and even boring, but the team that year was a group of consistent, modest, solid players who worked well together. And it helped that they were on a hot winning streak!
So I say bring on those hot summer nights! There’s nothing like a refreshing wine and the crack of a bat.