Unwine-ding in the Windy City: Part 2

Part 2 of 2-Part Series: Wine Bars – Chicago

Eno Wine Bar – Chicago
Image: binNotes©

I have enjoyed great health at a great age because everyday since I can remember I have consumed a bottle of wine, except when I have not felt well. Then I have consumed two bottles.”

Bishop of Seville 

Eno Wine Bar on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile focuses on artisanal cheeses, hand-crafted chocolates, and wine – LOTS of wine. Several hundred wine offerings in fact, including enough from Washington State to earn Eno selection as ’2010 Best Outside the State Representative of Washington State Wines’.

The wine menu encompasses wine flights, glass, and  bottle options organized by varietal and region, plus fun quotes, offbeat factoids, and color regional wine maps sure to engage and entertain wine enthusiasts of all levels and incomes.

binNotes’ fav: Eno’s Languedoc Trio, featuring:

2010 Chateau Fontanese Rose, Pic St. Loup, Languedoc FR – Summer strawberry flavors from this small, biodynamic producer. Lovely blush rose coloration.

2009 Chateau de Gourgazaud, Minervois FR – Tasty garrigue underpinning to this well-calibrated blend of 80% Syrah/20% Mourvedre.

2009 Pi-nouf, St.Chinian, Langudoc FR – Limited production (700 cs) of this harmonious Syrah/Grenache/Carignan blend. Surprising raspberry riffs, sidereal scarlet hue.

Paired with a chocolate flight, including Espresso Fusion 70% dark chocolate morsel – sweet!

 Thanks to Wine Buyer Shara Bauer for the low-down on her team and their hi-octane wine list!

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