On Saturday, March 11 I’ll be heading to The Lenz Winery for a sure-to-be-interesting blind tasting event hosted by owner Peter Carroll and winemaker Eric Fry. We will be tasting four Lenz wines blind against premium wines from France.

I’m looking forward to the event, which (unfortunately for many of you) is invite only to members of their wine club and the press. I’ve always enjoyed most of the Lenz lineup, but more more excited about the opportunity to taste some of the higher-end Bordeaux in the flights.

1st Flight – 2003 Chardonnays
2003 Lenz White Label Chardonnay ($12)
2003 Jean Louis Chevy, Puligny-Montrachet ($35)

2nd Flight – 2001 Chardonnays
2001 Lenz Silver Label Chardonnay ($15)
2001 Domain Leflaive Clavoillons, Puligny-Montrachet ($80)

3rd Flight – 2000 Cabernet Sauvignons
2000 Lenz Cabernet Sauvignon ($30)
2000 Gruaud-Larose, St. Julien ($115)

4th Flight – 2000 Merlots
2000 Lenz Estate Selection Merlot ($23)
2000 Figeac, St. Emilion ($105)
2000 Le Bon Pasteur, Pomerol ($110)