Not Your Normal Pizza Night
Thursday, May 10th 2012 by
We in the tasting room get to talk about wine and food all
day. I’m elated that I get to do this as my job but sometimes (okay… most
always all the time) we like to drink and eat the wonderful treats we talk
about all day. Thus, the first of hopefully many pizza nights was born when the
tasting room sales associate team had pizza dinner at Eddie Zavestoski’s house. You all have seen him pour wine but have you
seen him make a pizza?
Eddie’s homemade harrisa sauce, artichoke hearts, goat cheese, green onion, zatar spice and prosciutto pizza. The perfect amount of zingy spice for this exotic pizza.
The night was made even better when host and cellaring guru, Eddie, pulled out a 1994 Sokol Blosser Redlands Pinot Noir. It was surprisingly youthful and had held onto its deep gem tone color. This pinot was the epitome of ‘forest floor funk’ and was stellar with the Tartufo and truffle pizza. The ’94 reminded me of how much I love Oregon Pinot Noir and just how well it can age given the right conditions.
The night was a success and I’ll speak for the rest of the tasting room staff when I say I’m pretty sure this means pizza night will become a monthly tradition for us. Come by the tasting room and talk food and wine with us and pass on your pizza tips!
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