The short week following July 4th was very quiet for most of my colleagues, but, because the next big phase in my project is going public in mid-July, there was very little break for me. That said, this will be the first time since I started my new job that I’m bringing a project into this next phase, and it has been an amazing experience. Obviously, every project has its obstacles, but I’m learning a lot and excited to see how things will unfold throughout the rest of the month. My project’s progress means that I’ve been working a lot, so I cherish my glass of wine when I finally walk in the door at the end of the day.
Combining my crazy work schedule with the scorching temperatures of last week, left Hubby and me eating lighter meals and opening up some cool, refreshing white wine. On my first day back to work after the holiday, I came home to a chilled Riesling, which was a nice accompaniment to the seared scallops and steamed fresh green beans that Hubby made for dinner.
The 2008 Loosen Bros. Dr. L Riesling (winery, snooth) was a very pale lemon color with a few bubbles. On the nose, there was a lot of citrus—lime, lemon, and grapefruit—with a touch of honeydew and apple. In the mouth, there were mandarin oranges, canned peaches, and honeydew, followed by limes and pink grapefruit. There was a hint of sweetness behind the acidity, and the spritziness added freshness to the wine.
Is this worth a glass after work? It’s worth more than one! What are you waiting for? At $13, this wine smells like a springtime morning and is refreshing in the heat of summer. The wine was delicious on its own, but also paired well with the scallops. It was particularly nice after dinner, as the sweetness kept dessert cravings at bay without being overbearing and syrupy. All the way around, this was a great wine, particularly for the price.