April Wine Friday: $15 Challenge with Home made Pizza

Well you did it again!  The outstanding support from all
our clients, friends, and partners continues to amaze and touch us
deeply.  Of course we owe a special thanks to Chef Gil and Chef Candy for making
over 20 custom gourmet pizzas with everything from anchovies to spinach!

As for the wine challenge, well I have to give credit
where credit is due — leave it up to the 2 French guys to bring the
first and second place wines.  With 8 votes, the 2007 Ancien Pinot Noir
and with 7 votes the 2006 CanBlau Mazuelo-Syrah-Granache blend from
Spain dominated a field of 18 wines.  Surprising enough, my own entry
of a 91 point Shiraz from Australia had only 2 votes — wonder what
that says about me?!  We hope everyone had as much fun as we did and we
look forward to seeing you again next month.


Here is the wine lineup (from left to right) and results:

2005 Viano Vineyards Zinfandel – 1 vote
2006 Jim Barry Lodge Hill Shiraz – 2 votes
2004 Castelmavre Corbieres – no votes
2006 CanBlau Red Blend – 7 votes
2004 Rodney Strong Merlot – 7 votes
2005 Roudon Smith Claret – 3 votes
2005 Tintara Granache – no votes
2006 Da Vinci Chianti – 4 votes
2007 Dona Paula Malbec – 1 vote
2005 Edna Valley Merlot – 2 votes
2006 Rare Earth Cabernet Sauvignon – 3 votes
2003 Santa De Maria Cabernet Sauvignon – 3 votes
2008 Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc – 2 votes
2007 Ancien Pinot Noir – 8 votes
2006 Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay – 4 votes
2007 Mirassou Pinot Noir – no votes
2006 Mirassou Cabernet Sauvignon – 4 votes
2005 Dancing Bull Chardonnay – 1 vote



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