*** I received this wine as a sample. ***
This week at work was supposed to be quiet, since Congress is in recess and many of the schools have Spring Break. A lot of my coworkers have taken time off to be home with their kids or travel for the holidays, including both the Big Boss and the Boss. Their absence would normally add to the calm and even result in an long office lunch or two. However, I’ve had calendar packed with meetings. Tuesday, in particular, left me envious because it was pouring all day, and I had to keep walking between the House and Senate sides of the Capitol, outside in the rain. Even with an umbrella and raincoat, there was no preventing the “drowned cat” look. Meanwhile, I was getting emails from a coworker teasing me about being out in the rain and missing team bonding at a new happy hour spot that opened walking distance in the office. By the time I got home, I was sorry to have missed the outing and convinced I would never dry out.
While the day was busy, Hubby and I had a quiet, uneventful evening. We both went to the gym for a 3-mile run. Afterwards, Hubby and I chatted about our days while he made dinner, and I opened a bottle of wine. Then, I caught up on the DVR’d shows and made some knitting progress on my last pair of socks. It was the exact opposite of my work day.
The 2011 Yarden Mount Hermon White (winery) is from Galilee, Israel and is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Semillion grapes. The wine was a light, greenish-yellow. On the nose, there were limes, pineapples, champagne mangos, and a slight hint of ginger. In the mouth, there were pineapples, champagne mangos, and a hint of honeysuckle. The wine had a medium body and bright acidity.
Is this worth a glass after work? Sure…you won’t be drinking anything out of the ordinary, but you’ll have a decent, reliable glass of wine. At an SRP of $14, this was a solid white wine and surprisingly inexpensive for being kosher. It paired well with leftover turkey and green beans and had a nice taste of Spring to help getting into the spirit of the warmer weather, even though it was damp warmer weather.
Question of the Day: Do you have any “Spring Break” plans or is it life as usual for you during this time of year?
Suggested Retail Price: $14
Received as a sample.
Overall: 3 Corks