The basic idea is to find 2 wines from the same producer and vintage; one the regular release, the other the “reserve” and compare them. Many high-end producers release their best barrels as their reserve and they are quite nice but the term doesn’t really always mean you will get a better wine. I’m looking forward to some of the more interesting choices (Yellowtail regular vs. “reserve” anyone?). Since I’m in Napa Valley right now, I will save some notes from some of my winery visits to use in this event; most likely the great Cabernet’s from the region.
All will be revealed on April 11th, although the host is requesting posts by Sunday, April 8th; hmm, I guess I will be a non-conformist and post on Wednesday like I normally do 😉