EP 8 Episode 8 – Merlot?

2000 Snoqualmie Merlot Reserve

Merlot gets a bad rap. Gary trys a merlot from a superstar winemaker from Washington.

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  • kjdion

    can’t see the color too good but description is more than enough.

  • kjdion

    can’t see the color too good but description is more than enough.

  • ulu ulu ulu ulu

    After seeing later episodes, it’s hilarious when you see little glimpses of future Gary in these old ones

  • ulu ulu ulu ulu

    After seeing later episodes, it’s hilarious when you see little glimpses of future Gary in these old ones

  • Brian Johnson

    Moving to Washington in a week and looking forward to trying some WA Merlot. Have had a couple Snoqualmie wines before, but newer vintages and varietels.

  • Brian Johnson

    Moving to Washington in a week and looking forward to trying some WA Merlot. Have had a couple Snoqualmie wines before, but newer vintages and varietels.

  • http://www.kenmoorhead.com Ken Moorhead

    I’ve (unfortunately) only had bad merlots. Trying to find some good ones because I think I would dig it.

    The merlot tirade from “Sideways” is one of my all-time favorite senseless rants from a movie… I’ve screamed it at friends before just for kicks. Good laughs.

  • http://www.kenmoorhead.com Ken Moorhead

    I’ve (unfortunately) only had bad merlots. Trying to find some good ones because I think I would dig it.

    The merlot tirade from “Sideways” is one of my all-time favorite senseless rants from a movie… I’ve screamed it at friends before just for kicks. Good laughs.

  • Allan J

    Merlot can be great! As the man said: Don't judge a book by it's cover! Nuff said, bring on the next episode……

  • corkscrew

    Gary, so subdued..like a Sunday school teacher..I too had stopped buying Merlot after Sideways..just had some recently and enjoyed it allot, Swanson 2005-$20 good bottle. http://www.winelx.com

  • corkscrew

    Ken, try Swanson 2005-$20, was very good winelx.com

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/P6Q7W6SAPBXFDB6CJQONIPGD2I Allan

    I love Italian Merlot!!!

    Comes to mind; Falesco's Montiano. Castello Di Ama's L'Apparita. Masseto? Redigaffi? A little bit too expensive, if you ask me. No alot.

  • http://twitter.com/cellarguy Jeremy Cox

    Washington State Merlot is where it’s at…here’s my recommendation; it’s a supermarket play, and cheap… Red Diamond Merlot is one of my favorite everyday wines.

  • Anonymous

    I must admit I am a Melot basher, I usually find it hollow and funky. Most of the Merlot I’ve had was a right bank bordeau blend but I’ve tasted a few single varietals and I must say it doesn’t do it for me.

  • Anonymous

    Man where is Guy Erickson? he was all over these first episodes!

    I have to say i fell head over heals for Merlot about 1 month ago with a bottle of Bevan Merlot 2008, OMG it changed my life1 Loves the weight and density and oh so amazing Chocolate. Since then i have been trying any Merlot i can at work. recently tried the Adams bench “the reckoning” washington merlot dominant blend, screaming value!

  • Anonymous

    Also i thought about this after my initial comment, but i am drinking Merlot right now. I am on a crazy Merlot kick!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=630276710 Luca Bercelli

    89/100

    Very short episode throwing some love in the direction of Merlot. GV seemingly more relaxed, easing into the thunder saddle.

  • http://twitter.com/LocalCellar Local Cellar

    Can you believe how one little movie can cause such an amazing shift in the market? Just goes to show you the power of social proof…

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