At the end of September, I teased everyone about having exciting news, but never actually shared what the news was…Hubby and I both have new jobs! I know I posted about a new job this time last year, but sometimes opportunities come along when they’re least expected. That was most certainly the case with my new, new job. I started on October 1st and love it so far. Several days after I started my new, new job, Hubby started his. He also really likes his new company and the work he’s doing, so life is good. However, the last month in the “A Glass After Work” household has been spent adjusting to new routines, meeting new coworkers, and trying to settle in.
Even while transitioning into my new (non-wine related) job, I kept focus on the fact that October was Virginia wine month. Except for when I was out at a restaurant that didn’t carry Virginia wine, I spent the entire month indulging in Virginia wine at home. Unfortunately, though, I’ve been very slow to take pictures and write up my notes.
I started off the month with some chilled wines, hoping that they would pair well not only with the lighter, easy-to-cook meals Hubby was preparing, but also with the latest round of heat waves we were experiencing.
The 2009 Barboursville Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc (winery) was a light, liquid gold color with some of oxidative bubbles. On the nose, there were strong citrus aromas—pink grapefruit and tangerine—followed by a hint of nectarine, kiwi, and freshly cut grass. In the mouth, there was pink and yellow grapefruit, parsley, and grass mixed with a touch of tangerine and cilantro. The wine had strong acidity and a light-to-medium body.
Is this worth a glass after work? Definitely! If you see this wine in the store, grab it; you won’t be disappointed. At $15, this wine completely surprised me. On the night I opened this bottle, I started off drinking it and talking to Hubby while he cook dinner. The wine then accompanied my pan-fried lemon sole and steamed broccoli, which worked well because it was light enough to be unobtrusive, but crisp and citrusy enough to blend well with the fish. After dinner, more of the Sauvignon Blanc found its way into my glass as I relaxed a little before calling it a night.
Purchased at: Whole Foods Market in Arlington
Overall: 4 corks