A great review (on a GREAT blog), by Nelson Tucker, "The Wine Guy"
2010 Harmony ³ (Napa Valley)
An intriguing version of Napa Valley's answer to this Bordeaux blend. Right off the bat I was pleased with the dark purple color, floral and spice aromas, and rich, spicy, ripe dark cherry and berry flavors that followed.
This wine is expected to age nicely over the next ten to fifteen years. These grapes were picked at the right time to produce a well structured wine. It is a beautiful wine for sipping or with prime rib or rich and spicy pasta.
It's partner wine was one of the Top 100 Cabs of the Napa Valley. Once again, Vic Bourassa has hit a home run!
Winery price: $59.00
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Since Vic created his own unique pizza oven from a barrel, he has been experimenting with building the proper fire, perfecting the dough recipe and finding the perfect toppings (not a bad way to spend time!). Pizza experts agree that the two basic things that will make your pizza a success are the pizza dough and pizza sauce and Vic has seemed to master both!
Traditionally in the Mediterranean, flour dough was baked on a large hot stone in the fireplace, creating a crisp, thin flatbread that was part of a staple diet. The cooking conveyances evolved and wood-fired ovens replaced the hot stones - the result was the same thin, light crust but with a bit of wood charring, giving it a lovely smoky flavor. In keeping with this long tradition, Vic has created a “Bourizza” dough recipe that is full proof for both a regular oven and a woodfire oven. Check out his “secret” recipe, try it and let us know what you think!
The other most important ingredient in pizza is the sauce - originally, the flatbread was loaded with local fresh ingredients: fresh tomatoes, fresh basil, and fresh mozzarella make up the traditional “Margarita” pizza. But these days we also like to enjoy a little sauce on the crisp crust, so Vic has created a wonderful Fire Roasted Tomato Pizza Sauce that can be used with any toppings - you are only limited by your imagination!
Pairing your pizza
The final step of the pizza-making process is choosing the toppings - in the winter, choose meats and hearty vegetables and pair it with a lovely Cabernet or Syrah. In warmer weather, the traditional Margarita Pizza is always a favorite and will go with almost any wine - Pinot Noir, Petite Sirah or even a lovely Chardonnay. Mix and match, taste and enjoy - it is all about “Celebrating Life!”
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