Wednesday, May 12, 2010

YELLOW TAIL RESERVE...HOW DOES IT RATE IN A BLIND TASTING? by Philip S. Kampe

The Setting: The MODERN Restaurant at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

The CHALLENGE : BLIND Tasting of YELLOW TAIL RESERVE

The Host; JOHN CASELLA, Managing Director for Casella Wines (Yellow Tail)
and DOUG FROST, MS,MW, Wine Consultant and Writer

The RESULTS: Eight wines were tasted and anayzed by Twenty wine geeks, including wine journalists.

The wines tasted for the Two Flights included:
++First Flight++

D'Arenberg, The Dead Arm Shiraz 2006, McLaren Vale, Australia $60

Marquis Philip Shiraz 2008, McLaren Vale, Australia $13

Archetype Shiraz 2007, Baroussa, Australia $15

Yellow Tail Reserve Shiraz 2008, Southeastern Australia $11

++Second flight++

Mollydooker Maitre'd Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, South Australia $24

Layer Cake Malbec 2008, Mendoza, Argentina $14

Penfolds Thomas Hyland Cabernet sauvignon 2007, South Australia $16

Yellow Tail reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, Southeastern Australia $11

We did not vote on the wines, but, discussed the wines with DOUG FROST leading the discusssion. What we realized was that the YELLOW TAIL RESERVE wines that we sampled,
drank like much larger wines at elevated prices.
I am a BELIEVER, quickly converted from a non-taster, non-believer.

Try a bottle of Yellow Tail Reserve,as I did and you will be pleasently suprised.
Better yet, have a BLIND wine tasting Party. Have each person bring a bottle of wine
and taste them, as we did, along with the Yellow Tail Reserve.

The Results may CONVERT you!!

PHILIP S.KAMPE
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