The week after Fourth of July was supposed to be very quiet at work. I was looking forward to dressing casually at work and tackling my overloaded email inbox. Instead, I ended up having to wear suits in the over-100 degree weather and put together a last minute project that was being given to the Big Boss. It was a crazy workweek that felt significantly longer than 4 days. By the time Friday arrived, I was completely worn out. Hubby headed out with some of his friends, and I decided to come home. I grabbed myself some cheese, a personal-sized baguette, and a bottle of Grüner Veltliner before settling in for a night of reading and the start to my Harry Potter movie marathon.
The Anton Bauer 2009 Gmörk Grüner Veltliner (winery, snooth) was a nice yellow with the slightest touch of spritz. On the nose, there were limes, peaches, chalk dust, white pepper, and wet stones followed by a hint of white flowers. In the mouth, there were peaches and lime zest mixed with some minerality and white pepper. The wine had nice acid and light body.
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 $11, this wine didn’t have a lot of complexity, but for this price range, it had nice flavor and was very refreshing. Plus, it paired nicely with the mozzarella cheese and the bread that I had for dinner. All in all, it was a solid wine and a good option for opening up by myself as I settled in the weekend after a long, very hot workweek.
Question of the Day: Do you have a favorite “bread & cheese” wine?
Purchased at Calvert Woodley
Overall: 3 Corks