A Nice Cold Riesling After A Hot Day

*** I received this wine as a sample. ***

Last Thursday in DC felt like summer had arrived, and even after I mild winter, I forgot what it’s like to wear a suit when the weather turns hot and humid.  When I left the house in the morning, it was warm, but not unbearable.  However, when combined with a packed metro and a several block walk to the office, I was definitely feeling the heat by the time I walked into my office.  The heat hasn’t been turned off in my office building yet, so on top of everything else, my office was particularly warm and humid.  By the time I finally arrived home at the end of the day, I couldn’t wait to take off my suit jacket and pour a nice cold glass of wine.

2010 Lucien Albrecht Riesling Reserve

2010 Lucien Albrecht Riesling Reserve

The 2010 Lucien Albrecht Riesling Reserve (winery) is from the Alsace region of France and is made with 100% Riesling grapes.  The wine was a light straw yellow.  On the nose, there was wet stone, flower petals, and a touch of gasoline.  In the mouth, there were wet stones and flower petals.  The wine was dry with a light body and lime-like acid.

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 $18, this wine is perfect for a spring or summer workday.  It’s light and food-friendly, unpretentious and easily drinkable.  I paired the wine gilled salmon with chimichurri and steamed green beans, which was nice combination.  This was Hubby’s and my first time grilling with chimichurri, and we really enjoyed it!  Overall, the wine was exactly what I was looking for—a reliable and refreshing glass of white.

Question of the day: Are you a chimichurri fan?  Do you have a have favorite ways to cook with it? 

Suggested Retail Price: $18
Received as a sample.
Overall: 3 Corks


  1. says

    I will have to look for that one!

    I was never a white wine fan until about 4 years ago when my new (at the time) boyfriend had me try the Chateau St. Michelle Dry Reisling. It blew me away. It was so crisp and not too sweet. It converted me!

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