EP 16 Episode 16 – An unknown California cult wine.

2003 Egelhoff Cabernet Sauvignon

Today Gary explores the 2003 Egelhoff Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. Bob Egelhoff is one of the finest winemakers in all of California.

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luca bercelli

90/100

line of the day – ‘Beside being one of the best winemakers in the world, the guy is also a tremendous fantasy baseball player’

Great episode – GV bursting with enthusiasm for doing the shows and demonstrating his boundless passion for the first time

Tags: cabernet, california, David Aurthur, Egelhoff, Harlan, Merryvale, napa, Video, wine

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  • Jennifer

    First time watcher. Not much critisism yet. I like this. I can learn about wines and and I am so new to them that this is helpful. More soon.

    – Jen

  • Jennifer

    First time watcher. Not much critisism yet. I like this. I can learn about wines and and I am so new to them that this is helpful. More soon.

    – Jen

  • Bruce Hewlett

    The guy that said that this is on a second grade level should go back to kindergarten. This is without a doubt one of the finest and most edifying events to take place in the world of wine. Gary your knowledge is amazing, and your ability to present that information in a way that allows all of us to learn is a gift. Your presentations are fun and that is the way that I have always approached wine. If you canâ??t find and enjoy the $4.00 jewel then you probably are not truly able to appreciate the $100.00 wine because you have nose in the wrong place.

  • Bruce Hewlett

    The guy that said that this is on a second grade level should go back to kindergarten. This is without a doubt one of the finest and most edifying events to take place in the world of wine. Gary your knowledge is amazing, and your ability to present that information in a way that allows all of us to learn is a gift. Your presentations are fun and that is the way that I have always approached wine. If you canâ??t find and enjoy the $4.00 jewel then you probably are not truly able to appreciate the $100.00 wine because you have nose in the wrong place.

  • Alan Murray

    I just watched this segment immediately after watching Episode 18 on decanting. So, it immediately struck me, why don’t you review all wine just like you did on Episode 18, i.e., with a bottle that you have decanted and a bottle that hasn’t been decanted?

    For that matter, the lesson I took away from Episode 18 leads me to ask the question: What’s the point of tasting a young wine that hasn’t been decanted?

  • http://n.a. Alan Murray

    I just watched this segment immediately after watching Episode 18 on decanting. So, it immediately struck me, why don’t you review all wine just like you did on Episode 18, i.e., with a bottle that you have decanted and a bottle that hasn’t been decanted?

    For that matter, the lesson I took away from Episode 18 leads me to ask the question: What’s the point of tasting a young wine that hasn’t been decanted?

  • http://tv.winelibrary.com/ garyv

    Alan great question. I did have this wine opened for a long time and it was breathing, though I didn’t use a decanter….maybe I should have! Great point!

  • http://tv.winelibrary.com garyv

    Alan great question. I did have this wine opened for a long time and it was breathing, though I didn’t use a decanter….maybe I should have! Great point!

  • Jeff

    Your videos are excellent, Gary! They are very informative and are the next best thing to attending a tasting – I sat at the same table with you at the fabulous Gaja dinner last year (when’s the next one?). I am a HUGE Egelhoff fan. I loved the ’02 and not only got a case but a double magnum as well for my cellar. Given prices for Harlan, etc., I believe it is a bargain!

  • Jeff

    Your videos are excellent, Gary! They are very informative and are the next best thing to attending a tasting – I sat at the same table with you at the fabulous Gaja dinner last year (when’s the next one?). I am a HUGE Egelhoff fan. I loved the ’02 and not only got a case but a double magnum as well for my cellar. Given prices for Harlan, etc., I believe it is a bargain!

  • http://www.brandonwmiller.com/ Brandon M

    2nd grade level? This is the next level of media technology…how is that 2nd Grade?????

    BTW…how is there still Egelhoff in stock?

    B

  • http://www.brandonwmiller.com Brandon M

    2nd grade level? This is the next level of media technology…how is that 2nd Grade?????

    BTW…how is there still Egelhoff in stock?

    B

  • Mike F.

    So here we see the evolution of WLTV start to turn towards Gary’s super pumped enthusiastic and impassioned style of delivery. I have friends that are into the Cali cabs and cult wines, but I missed the boat. This is especially due to the way prices have jumped north in recent years. Itâ??s hard to fork over 300 plus bucks for a bottle of juice at the local steak house, but you have to admit, it makes for a hell of a dining experience. I’ve found some amazing cabs out of Argentina and Spain recently for under 50 bucks. These have been my go to reds for value.

  • Mike F.

    So here we see the evolution of WLTV start to turn towards Gary’s super pumped enthusiastic and impassioned style of delivery. I have friends that are into the Cali cabs and cult wines, but I missed the boat. This is especially due to the way prices have jumped north in recent years. Itâ??s hard to fork over 300 plus bucks for a bottle of juice at the local steak house, but you have to admit, it makes for a hell of a dining experience. I’ve found some amazing cabs out of Argentina and Spain recently for under 50 bucks. These have been my go to reds for value.

  • SS Chris

    Gary, Logging back episodes…Please provide you rating for this amazing wine!!

  • SS Chris

    Gary, Logging back episodes…Please provide you rating for this amazing wine!!

  • Dave L

    You are right on with the Egelhoff review. He also makes a Two Worlds blend of his Egelhoff grapes and Austrailian Shiraz that is out of this world. Even at this price level Bob’s wines outstrip others that cost $100 or more.

  • Dave L

    You are right on with the Egelhoff review. He also makes a Two Worlds blend of his Egelhoff grapes and Austrailian Shiraz that is out of this world. Even at this price level Bob’s wines outstrip others that cost $100 or more.

  • David Canada

    First “I’m humbled reference”…
    How about putting up a Raptors poster behind for one show…

  • David Canada

    First “I’m humbled reference”…
    How about putting up a Raptors poster behind for one show…

  • vibemore

    I will definitely be on the look out for Egelhoff.

    I don’t know if I have left a criticism yet so I’ll start working hard to come up with one. Ha.

  • vibemore

    I will definitely be on the look out for Egelhoff.

    I don’t know if I have left a criticism yet so I’ll start working hard to come up with one. Ha.

  • WA Ambassador

    This is definitely not 2nd grade level. This is covering some very basic information, but it’s also catering to those of us that want a little more than just a score. I think it makes the rating of the wine more real when you have somebody that can, essentially, discuss the wine and give you an almost-live interpretation about what they thought about the wine. I’m sure that there will be other episodes that will appeal to those that want to get technical. This is REAL value here. Let the 2nd graders go and pretend to be big kids while those of big kids actually reap the benefits of the knowledge that you are sharing with us. Remember, nobody forces us to click the “play” button to watch these vlogs.

  • WA Ambassador

    This is definitely not 2nd grade level. This is covering some very basic information, but it’s also catering to those of us that want a little more than just a score. I think it makes the rating of the wine more real when you have somebody that can, essentially, discuss the wine and give you an almost-live interpretation about what they thought about the wine. I’m sure that there will be other episodes that will appeal to those that want to get technical. This is REAL value here. Let the 2nd graders go and pretend to be big kids while those of big kids actually reap the benefits of the knowledge that you are sharing with us. Remember, nobody forces us to click the “play” button to watch these vlogs.

  • Alos

    I really love this episode. I guess what I could say is that I hope that you keep trying to expose us to things that are completely different. I had never herd of this until this episode and I love that. Thanks Gary!

  • Alos

    I really love this episode. I guess what I could say is that I hope that you keep trying to expose us to things that are completely different. I had never herd of this until this episode and I love that. Thanks Gary!

  • David James

    I don’t know what criticisms I could really give you. You’re too good!

  • David James

    I don’t know what criticisms I could really give you. You’re too good!

  • http://www.DrinksAreOnMe.net/ Dale Cruse

    I’ll certainly be on the lookout for wines made by Bob Egelhoff!

  • http://www.DrinksAreOnMe.net Dale Cruse

    I’ll certainly be on the lookout for wines made by Bob Egelhoff!

  • The Fanjestic

    Gary – tasting a wine you already had?!? Busted! But your personality comes out some more in this episode.

  • The Fanjestic

    Gary – tasting a wine you already had?!? Busted! But your personality comes out some more in this episode.

  • lawschooldrunk

    is this still the dryest wine tasted on wine library tv (3/26/2008)?

    nice episode, even if I’ll never have this wine. it was educational.

    2nd grade?! don’t get me started.

    fa’shnikin!

  • lawschooldrunk

    is this still the dryest wine tasted on wine library tv (3/26/2008)?

    nice episode, even if I’ll never have this wine. it was educational.

    2nd grade?! don’t get me started.

    fa’shnikin!

  • Dan Leavy

    more personality coming through

    word 16: “alliterations”

  • Dan Leavy

    more personality coming through

    word 16: “alliterations”

  • Brian Johnson

    Have never really tried any California cult wines. Mainly scared off by the price and the amount of them out there. Never know which one of the twenty or so Cali cabs in the store for $75-100 is worth getting over any of the others.

  • Brian Johnson

    Have never really tried any California cult wines. Mainly scared off by the price and the amount of them out there. Never know which one of the twenty or so Cali cabs in the store for $75-100 is worth getting over any of the others.

  • Tim Bell

    Egelhoff wines are always great! His Walton Label is a winner too. I have tasted many of the wines he’s made. (Partridge, Phelan, d. Arthur. etc.) His own label is even better.

    You are right on with your review. I barely made it past 2nd grade, but I do see the value in Bob’s wines.

    Glad I stumbled on to your website.

  • Tim Bell

    Egelhoff wines are always great! His Walton Label is a winner too. I have tasted many of the wines he’s made. (Partridge, Phelan, d. Arthur. etc.) His own label is even better.

    You are right on with your review. I barely made it past 2nd grade, but I do see the value in Bob’s wines.

    Glad I stumbled on to your website.

  • corkscrew

    Back when Gary was not tried of Calif Cabs….background poster of an WL ad. Love California Cabernets, have been lucky to have some really good ones, Caldwell, Stag's Leap Cask 23, Insignia, Altamura. http://www.winelx.com

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

    Gary Vay-Ner-Chuk peeping out here for sure….! Great show!

    Have had some pretty good Cali cabs. The best being a 1995 Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill. Probably the Single Greatest Wine I've Ever Had! 99p. You need to taste Diamond Creek once in your life, but don't buy and pour, it needs time. And can last… forever probably.

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

    Thanks for the information on Bob Egelhoff Gary, now I have another wine to seek out!

  • Anonymous

    The exact reason this works is that you took the snobbism (is that a word?) out of wine

  • Anonymous

    Not a big fan of Cali cabs to be honest, way too astringent for me, but I have to say I’ve never had one that had enough time to age and open up. Hard to find older vintages in Qc.

  • Anonymous

    minus the tannin and the “youngness” the Merlot I’m drinking right now reminds me of this wine your tasting right now, and at 1/4 the price I’m feeling pretty good!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=898480550 Samantha ‘Twyst’ Vraa

    If I am in the California area. I will look out for Egelhoff! Come to VT!!!

  • luca bercelli

    90/100

    line of the day – ‘Beside being one of the best winemakers in the world, the guy is also a tremendous fantasy baseball player’

    Great episode – GV bursting with enthusiasm for doing the shows and demonstrating his boundless passion for the first time

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