Another Great Bouchaine

Thursday morning started off with my review.  The Boss isn’t the same guy that hired me.  In fact, The Boss is only started at my organization 6 months ago.  But, in that short amount of time, he’s proved to be one of the best manager’s I’ve had.  He’s well-known and well-liked in the industry.  He will say he disagrees with a decision without making the person feel stupid or incompetent.  And, he has an open door policy, so whether it’s a suggestion on how to make things run better, a question on the best way to proceed on a project, or just wanting to touch base, The Boss is very welcoming.  Therefore, even though I found it incredibly awkward to write my review, I wasn’t actually nervous about talking to The Boss about it.

The meeting was about 30 minutes, and unlike previous reviews I’ve had, we actually went through the document.  The Boss pointed questions about how I felt things were going now that I’ve been with the organization for a year.  We talked about a few challenges I’m facing and some ideas on how to make things work a little smoother, which was all very positive and constructive.  And then The Boss outlined several things he thought I did really well, and that was that.

The rest of the day was busy and went fairly quickly.  I actually ended up getting home a little late, so Hubby had already headed to the gym to get in his run.  I had to wait a little, since the gym was full of people avoiding the cold and sticking to their New Year’s Resolution.  Thankfully, my Thursday night runs are flat 5-milers, so once the treadmill opened up, I was able to do my run in less than an hour.  By the time I got home and showered, Hubby was putting together some pesto shrimp for dinner.

2012 Bouchaine Vineyards Estate Pinot Gris

2012 Bouchaine Vineyards Estate Pinot Gris

The 2012 Bouchaine Estate Pinot Gris (winery) was from Napa Valley, California.  The wine had a light-to-medium lemon yellow color.  On the nose, there was limes and grapefruits, with a hint of thyme.  In the mouth, there were grapefruits and thyme.  The wine had a light-to-medium body and medium-to-high acidity.

Is this worth a glass after work? Definitely!  If you see this wine in the store, grab it; you won’t be disappointed.  At $30 (or $24 for wine club members, of which I am one), this wine is food-friendly and perfect for sipping.  In fact, it is exactly the time of wine I enjoy with seafood—good acidity; subtle, but still flavorful; and not so strong that it overpowers the dish.  After several days of heavier meals and wines, this Pinot Gris paired with the pesto shrimp was the perfect way to lighten things up a little.  I know a number of you are Pinot Grigio fans, so if that is a style you enjoy, definitely consider trying a bottle of Bouchaine’s Pinot Gris.

Question of the Day: Do you have a particular wine that you enjoy drinking with shrimp dishes? 

Price: $30 (or $24 a bottle for wine club members)
Purchased at Bouchine Vineyards
Overall: 4 Corks


  1. Courtney says

    Take me back to Bouchaine!!! Such a great winery, I’m sure the PG is great. Perfect for a cold winter day with shrimp!!!

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