We are invited to an OTBN party this weekend. As I understand the concept, the idea is to open a special bottle of wine that you have been saving for a special occasion. In general, apart from certain wines we are holding to mature to their full potential, for us, any wine in the house is fair game on any night of the year. We tend to try harder to find a special wine when we entertain friends and guests because we enjoy good wine with good company, but there is really nothing that we are "saving" for a "special" occasion. (It has occured to me the maybe our personal definition of special ocassion is just set at too low of a threshhold, as in "Hey, steak for dinner, let's open a nice wine" or "Hey, it's Thursday, let's open a nice wine". ) Notwithstanding our normal modus operandi, we will bring along a nice wine or two to the celebration, but probably will look for something we think others at the party may not have tasted before because we just don't have anything we are holding for some undefined and unscheduled special ocassion.
FWIW, I am considering a bottle of Blair Estate Red 2000 and an 1997 ESJ Syrah.
Curious if others on this board have any plans for OTBN?