Thursday, April 25, 2013

Pinot Days Chicago

Pinot Days Chicago

Saturday, Laima and I headed to Navy Pier for the Pinot Days trade tasting, a celebration of the Pinot Noir grape. Even though it was a cool day, the sun was out, so we enjoyed beautiful views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. 

The tasting was somewhat overwhelming, with one delicious Pinot after another. Sokol-Blosser had snuck in a Pinot Gris, a nice palate cleanser, to go along with their reds. Ultimately, I decided that I liked pretty much any Pinot from the Dundee Hills, though there were plenty of good ones from elsewhere. 

Our favorite surprise, however, were how many of the producers had a Pinot Rosés, how fragrant they were, and how delicious they were -- I can easily see drinking these all summer long (though I enjoy Rosés year-round). Thanks to the organizers and to all the wineries who came out, it was a great afternoon!

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