World Series Showdown: Napa vs. Bordeaux with Michael Franz
2 hours • $85
Cabernet-based blends and varietal bottlings of Cabernet Sauvignon from California’s Napa Valley are members of an extremely exclusive club: renditions of noble grapes that arguably surpass their Old World forbearers. Malbec from Argentina and Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand may be the only other examples of this rare club, but they don’t confront the challenge of facing off against Bordeaux—the world’s biggest and most famous wine region. This blind tasting will include at least five pairs of wines from the two regions that are directly comparable in expense and maturity. The objective is partly to pick a winner, but mostly to heighten appreciation of these great wines but contrasting them directly.