EP 28 Episode #28 – 2 Wonderful red wines go head to head

2003 Lucky Country Shiraz/ Cabernet Sauvignon

2001 Kuleto Estates Cabernet Sauvignon

Watch as gary Vaynerchuk compares a Shiraz/Cabernet blend to a 100% Napa Cabernet, it’s a very serious taste off.

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Jeremy Cox

Now I am ready to get into the question of the day, and the Vay-ner-chuk.

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  • http://www.winecentric.blogspot.com/ Winemaster

    Can’t say I agree with your assessment of the Lucky Country. I found it to have too much alcohol and that overpowered the fruit giving it a cherry cough syrup like flavor.

    -W
    http://winecentric.blogspot.com/2006/04/lucky-country-shirazcabernet-2003.html

  • http://www.winecentric.blogspot.com Winemaster

    Can’t say I agree with your assessment of the Lucky Country. I found it to have too much alcohol and that overpowered the fruit giving it a cherry cough syrup like flavor.

    -W
    http://winecentric.blogspot.com/2006/04/lucky-country-shirazcabernet-2003.html

  • Anthony

    Gary,

    Just wanted to thank you so much for all of the episodes. I am just starting to get into the wine scene and the episodes have helped me a lot as far as understanding wine. Just wondering if you are going to do an episode on Chianti Montespertoli? Myself and my fiance spent some of last summer over there and the wine is fantastic. Keep up the exceptional work, you are really making the topics quite interesting.

    Thanks again,

    Anthony

  • Anthony

    Gary,

    Just wanted to thank you so much for all of the episodes. I am just starting to get into the wine scene and the episodes have helped me a lot as far as understanding wine. Just wondering if you are going to do an episode on Chianti Montespertoli? Myself and my fiance spent some of last summer over there and the wine is fantastic. Keep up the exceptional work, you are really making the topics quite interesting.

    Thanks again,

    Anthony

  • http://tv.winelibrary.com/2006/04/09/ Chris

    Agree 100% with Gary’s comments. I enjoy Lucky Country for what it is, I like AUS Shiraz.
    I have a question. Gary, you do not rinse your mouth with water in between wine tasting, why?

    Keep the videos coming, they are excellent.

    Chris

  • http://tv.winelibrary.com/2006/04/09/ Chris

    Agree 100% with Gary’s comments. I enjoy Lucky Country for what it is, I like AUS Shiraz.
    I have a question. Gary, you do not rinse your mouth with water in between wine tasting, why?

    Keep the videos coming, they are excellent.

    Chris

  • out to lunch

    The lucky country shiraz cabernet is a big alcohol spice bomb. I wouldnt drink this wine everyday but from time to time its a real treat.

  • out to lunch

    The lucky country shiraz cabernet is a big alcohol spice bomb. I wouldnt drink this wine everyday but from time to time its a real treat.

  • http://www.myspace.com/chateaumiller Brandon M

    It’s also screw top vs. cork!
    Almost tried to stop at Kuleto last weekend, but figured you probably need a reservation to do anything so I didn’t.

    B

  • http://www.myspace.com/chateaumiller Brandon M

    It’s also screw top vs. cork!
    Almost tried to stop at Kuleto last weekend, but figured you probably need a reservation to do anything so I didn’t.

    B

  • Rick

    Gary

    I will tell you in a few years if my magnum of Alice White with the green label is truely great wine. The blend shiraz/cabernet sauvignon is a miracle wine. Why did the french never discover this combination. Are there any good blends of tempranillo / shiraz?

  • Rick

    Gary

    I will tell you in a few years if my magnum of Alice White with the green label is truely great wine. The blend shiraz/cabernet sauvignon is a miracle wine. Why did the french never discover this combination. Are there any good blends of tempranillo / shiraz?

  • Mike F.

    The Kuleto is now sold out, but I did like the Lucky Country. I decanted this wine and I believe that makes a big difference on this wine. The Shiraz brings the fruit and spice. The Cabernet brings a nice tannic structure and some dark berry fruit as well. Decent mid palate and lengthy finish as well. Thereâ??s some oak, some savory aspects, a well-rounded wine all in all. I would probably pay more for this wine. This is also one of the few screwtop reds that I’ve tried.

  • Mike F.

    The Kuleto is now sold out, but I did like the Lucky Country. I decanted this wine and I believe that makes a big difference on this wine. The Shiraz brings the fruit and spice. The Cabernet brings a nice tannic structure and some dark berry fruit as well. Decent mid palate and lengthy finish as well. Thereâ??s some oak, some savory aspects, a well-rounded wine all in all. I would probably pay more for this wine. This is also one of the few screwtop reds that I’ve tried.

  • David Canada

    I am not usually a fan of the Shiraz cab blends….more the shiraz voigner but I’ll have to try this one….

  • David Canada

    I am not usually a fan of the Shiraz cab blends….more the shiraz voigner but I’ll have to try this one….

  • yowens

    Lucky Country totally has the cooler label.

  • yowens

    Lucky Country totally has the cooler label.

  • vibemore

    Old School Vaynerchuk…and who doesn’t love that?

  • vibemore

    Old School Vaynerchuk…and who doesn’t love that?

  • WA Ambassador

    Nice review. I liked the description of the wines. Now I know that I need to steer clear of the Lucky Country.

  • WA Ambassador

    Nice review. I liked the description of the wines. Now I know that I need to steer clear of the Lucky Country.

  • The Fanjestic

    I’ve had the lucky country in the past – good 87+ point wines. Haven’t had the other to compare.

  • The Fanjestic

    I’ve had the lucky country in the past – good 87+ point wines. Haven’t had the other to compare.

  • Dan Leavy

    i liked the sound of lucky country, especially at its price point, and with the rich fruit.

    word 28 “thirty”

  • Dan Leavy

    i liked the sound of lucky country, especially at its price point, and with the rich fruit.

    word 28 “thirty”

  • http://www.eatinghk.blogspot.com/ Andrew D

    Hey Gary

    I’m enjoying re-watching these earlier episodes. I’m getting the impression that you’re noit quite as negative about Barossa Shiraz :)

    Cheers
    Andrew

  • http://www.eatinghk.blogspot.com Andrew D

    Hey Gary

    I’m enjoying re-watching these earlier episodes. I’m getting the impression that you’re noit quite as negative about Barossa Shiraz :)

    Cheers
    Andrew

  • corkscrew

    Will seek out the Lucky Country ..www.winelx.com

  • Anonymous

    Nice to compare reserved Gary and in your face Gary.

  • Anonymous

    First time we see you tape multiple episodes in one day!

    I am really interested in trying the Kuleto

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

    Now I am ready to get into the question of the day, and the Vay-ner-chuk.

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