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California Dreamin’ Wine and Pizza Social May 20th

Local wine representative, Anne Craddock with Z Wine Guy, will be pouring a variety of California wines, including wines by Trespass’ Kirk Venge, Mellowood’s Linda Neal, and a tasty Sauvignon Blanc by winemaker David Desante of Tierra Roja. I have tasted all of these and they are both unique and excellent. Dough Boy’s pizza chefs will be serving up a variety of California-style pizzas and more.

Place: Dough Boy’s 33rd & Atlantic Ave (parking along 33rd St.)
Time: Sunday, May 20th from 12:00 noon-3:00 pm
Price: $20 admission includes wine tasting and pizza
RSVP: Call 757.469.0031 or email gkotarides@yahoo.com

For those of you who aren’t in the wine mode, we will also be offering 1/2 Price Orange Crushes and our new, original, freshly squeezed Margarita Crush!

Wine Tasting Menu

2010 DeSante – Sauvignon Blanc
Napa Valley, CA
Winemaker for Tierra Roja and Mellowood, David DeSante, does not disapoint with his white wines. This Old Vine Sauvignon Blanc has aromas of white peach, dried rose petal and pebbly minerality with key lime, fresh pear and jasmine tea on the palate.

2009 Maldonado Parr Vineyard – Chardonnay
Napa Valley, CA
A big, rich and unctuous chardonnay with brilliant aromas of caramel, brown butter, quince, pear, grilled fig, vanilla and subtle hints of almond. There is a persistent finish ending with a touch of vanilla and expansive minerality.

2008 Mueller – Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley, CA
This well-balanced RRV Pinot Noir displays aromas of sweet Ranier cherries, raspberry and toasted oak while the flavor adds great balance of spice and cherry with a lingering finish.

2007 Abiouness – Sangiovese
Mendocino, CA
Norfolk native and winemaker, Nicole Abiouness, has made a gorgeous new world Sangiovese. This great food wine has hints of dried violets, chocolate covered cherries and black licorice on the nose that carry through to the palate in addition to ripe stone fruits, black tea and big soft tannins.

2008 Mellowood – Zinfandel
Sierra Foothills, CA
Grape grower, Linda Neal and wine maker, David DeSante collaborate to produce this zinfandel with a juicy nose and well balanced palate. Candied strawberry, raspberry syrup, cola and a hint of violet on the nose lead into a toasty vanilla ribbon surrounded by black cherry on the palate. There is a nice acidity throughout and the wine ends with toasty, vanilla cherry syrup.

2008 Trespass – Cabernet Franc
St. Helena, CA
Winemaker, Kirk Venge, created this gorgeous Cab Franc. It has layers of ripe red berry, fresh black cherry, warm oak, vanilla and loads of finesse. The palate is lifted and delicate with bright acidity and smooth tannin follow through.

2008 Hunnicutt – Caberent Sauvignon
Napa Valley, CA
Another gorgeous wine from Kirk Venge. The nose exhibits a wide array of black cherry, cinnamon, clove, brown sugar and barrel vanillin. Rich, focused flavors of black fruit lead the complex, heady mixture of tannin, terroir and texture.