My work is sort of boom or bust. By that I mean that when it is quiet, you can hear the grass grow. But when it gets busy, it can be key-ray-zee! Thus, after a 12+ hours day of work recently, I stumbled into a Kroger store and grabbed a bottle of wine to accompany my very late dinner. And let me say, this Kroger had the best wine selection I have ever seen in one of their stores. I mean they even had a Heitz Cabernet Sauvignon on the shelves. In my state, however, I knew anything that potentially complex and lovely would be wasted on me that evening. Instead, my tired digits wrapped themselves around this Chilean white.
Notes: The color was straw, and it’s bouquet held scents of citrus and tropical fruit. It was light-bodied with decent acidity and 12.5% alcohol. I tasted primarily citrus flavors with a hint of melon here and there. It finished on a bracing citrus zest note. It went fairly well with the frozen chicken strips I microwaved, but I think it might have been better with a nice seafood dish. By the way, I did have the next day off. Thank goodness!