This Barefoot Pinot Grigio review is part of our value wine series. A series of reviews aimed at seeking the best tasting value wines, like Barefoot, and exposing their tasting notes and food pairings.
Barefoot Pinot Grigio White Wine Review
I have a lot of respect for Barefoot Cellars. They make wine personal and approachable, as it should be. Winemakers at Barefoot are ultra-enthusiastic about their wines while simultaneously engaging their consumer demographic and really bringing personality to their product. As per their Pinot Grigio, there are a limited number of value wines out there that bring consistency, structure and flavor to the table. Barefoot’s Pinot Grigio is one of the few — especially considering that this wine that can be found often for under $5 at your nearby liquor or grocery store.
Why Barefoot Pinot Grigio is a Solid Wine Buy for Under 5USD
Besides the facts mentioned above, Barefoot has become somewhat of a household name for Pinot Gris (Grigio) enthusiasts in the United States. It’s consistently fruity, yet dry year after year and has won numerous consumer awards. It’s nice to see a brand that instead of cranking prices because of its popularity, keeps costs down by efficient viticulture. Barefoot shows appreciation for consumers by proving that good wine doesn’t need to be expensive and should be accessible to anyone.
Barefoot Pinot Grigio Tasting Notes
Traditionally more of a summer wine, Barefoot Pinot Grigio offers a refreshing, dry and light-bodied flavor. While being predominantly light-bodied, the Barefoot Pinot has some flesh and complexity to it, which you’ll find in our tasting profile below.
In the glass, Barefoot maintains a gray and borderline yellow-translucent hue — indicating just by looking at it that the wine will likely be on the dry and fruit-forward side. On the nose, Barefoot pops with fresh pear, honeysuckle, green apple and floral notes. The opening palate gives off hints of crisp acidity, firmly backed by green tree fruit and lemon-peel undertones. Mid-palate, we get some beautiful notes of white peach and more tart yellow apple. As the close approaches, subtle hints of cool earth can be detectable, backed by more peach and melon leading to a medium, zesty, very refreshing finish.
Barefoot Pinot Grigio Calories and Alcohol Content
Barefoot Pinot Grigio calories average at about 125 calories with 3.1 grams of carbs per one 5 ounce glass. One 750mL bottle contains roughly 570 calories and 19 grams of carbohydrates. Barefoot Pinot Grigio is 12.5% ABV with most vintages.
Barefoot Pinot Grigio Food Pairings
Barefoots Pinot Grigio (doesn’t matter which vintage) goes incredibly well with ANY fish dish. That includes light, white fish all the way up to salmon or even oily bluefish. It also goes well with pasta basked in alfredo, parmesan or mild cheddar. If you like white meat, keep some Barefoot Pinot around. Chicken francese is probably my favorite chicken dish to pair with this wine. I really could go on here. If you have specific questions about food pairings with this wine, feel free to ask me in the comments.
Where Can I Buy Barefoot Pinot Grigio?
If you’re having trouble finding Barefoot, you’re probably not looking hard enough. As mentioned earlier in this article, it can usually be found at your local grocery store (for me, that’s HEB in Texas). But fear not! If you can’t find it (the Whole Foods I went to earlier didn’t have it…womp..womp) you can always order it online and have it delivered. Thus saving you the trouble of driving and maximizing your wine drinking experience.
Update: Our online partners have stopped selling the Barefoot Pinot Grigio at this time, check back soon. Once it’s back in stock we’ll include a link to buy the current vintage of Barefoot’s Pinot. Our links for buying Barefoot online always net you a discount (note that prices do fluctuate from when this was originally posted, but are typically discounted).
You can find similar wines at great prices for purchase online, including the current vintage of the Barefoot Chardonnay.
Watch Barefoot Cellars discuss the progression of their wines and how they make wine personal and approachable…
and yes…I was drinking Barefoot the entire time while writing this review.