Quite a bit has happened since my last post. My tasting group met and we each brought a Pinot Noir from 2 different hemispheres.
We ended up with Pinots from California, Burgundy, Switzerland, Italy and New Zealand. A few folks had the same idea of bringing Pinots from Central Otago because it is the most southerly wine region in the world. Even with a Premier Cru Burgundy in the mix, the group favorite was a 2006 Staete Landt from Marlborough, NZ.
As per usual, Chris cooked for us.
Grilled pork tenderloin with beluga lentils, bacon and ramps. We thought the dish was a good representation of our spring - a lot of brown with finally some green coming through!
Noah and I went upstate for Easter weekend to visit friends and family, and more importantly, to bring our vanagon back to NYC.
A new transmission, body work to remove the rust spots, and a winter spent in a garage - she's like new and ready for the 2011 camping season!