EP 59 Argentine Malbecs

2004 Susana Balbo Malbec

2004 Ben Marco Malbec

2004 Posta Del Vinatero Malbec

2002 Morichetti Malbec

In todays episode Gary tastes and reviews four Malbecs from Argentina. Gary also responds to the overwhelming response from our viewers. Keep those comments and the emails coming!

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Tags: Argentina, malbec, red wines, review, Video, wine, wines

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  • JimB

    Today I received a case of Malbec, the wine that smells bad and tastes good. Wine Library does a great job shipping in hot weather. The order was shipped from NJ to Little Rock over night.

  • Italian Stallion

    GARY you are hilarious…..Big League Chew..wet Rock…..your totally on crack, and you know what…I LOVE IT. Your great, you definetely have another loyal fan.

  • Italian Stallion

    GARY you are hilarious…..Big League Chew..wet Rock…..your totally on crack, and you know what…I LOVE IT. Your great, you definetely have another loyal fan.

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

    Fantastic….swallowing the Rossi wrapped it up great!
    Malbec is one of the few lesser known grapes that I’ve been drinking for some time….thanks for the taste!

    B

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

    Fantastic….swallowing the Rossi wrapped it up great!
    Malbec is one of the few lesser known grapes that I’ve been drinking for some time….thanks for the taste!

    B

  • Mike E

    Hi Gary,

    Have you considered an episode of jug/’big box’ wines and doing them blind (maybe with a ringer involved chosen by your staff). I think this would be really a fun episode although it might not be fun for the taster. 😉

    Just a thought,
    Mike.

  • Mike E

    Hi Gary,

    Have you considered an episode of jug/’big box’ wines and doing them blind (maybe with a ringer involved chosen by your staff). I think this would be really a fun episode although it might not be fun for the taster. 😉

    Just a thought,
    Mike.

  • http://orbisfratresorganoleptici.blogspot.com/ ThomasS

    Gary, can you send me a jug of that last wine … 😉 . Nah, funny move though.
    You should try the Malbec M ‘Gli Aceri’ of Paladin, a Veneto winery. It’s about 12 EUR/bottle, a real bargain and a very nice in between for NW/OW-lovers.

  • http://orbisfratresorganoleptici.blogspot.com ThomasS

    Gary, can you send me a jug of that last wine … 😉 . Nah, funny move though.
    You should try the Malbec M ‘Gli Aceri’ of Paladin, a Veneto winery. It’s about 12 EUR/bottle, a real bargain and a very nice in between for NW/OW-lovers.

  • Panoca

    I ‘am a huge fan of Malbec…i believe they are the BEST VALUES out there. Thanks for a great episode and i’ll be looking for more of them!
    Gary…you rock!

  • Panoca

    I ‘am a huge fan of Malbec…i believe they are the BEST VALUES out there. Thanks for a great episode and i’ll be looking for more of them!
    Gary…you rock!

  • AlanL

    My local wine store hosted a wine maker dinner this past Monday (2/26/07) and Susana Balbo was the wine maker. She was very nice, down to earth, and informative. We had 6 wines, among them an interesting Malbec Rose, her Crios Torrontes, and a Malbec Dessert wine that’s not available in the US. The Dessert wine was great and hopefully we’ll be able to get it here soon.

  • AlanL

    My local wine store hosted a wine maker dinner this past Monday (2/26/07) and Susana Balbo was the wine maker. She was very nice, down to earth, and informative. We had 6 wines, among them an interesting Malbec Rose, her Crios Torrontes, and a Malbec Dessert wine that’s not available in the US. The Dessert wine was great and hopefully we’ll be able to get it here soon.

  • Sam

    The Rossi wine thing was a stellar move… brilliant!!! I vote you try some Two Buck Chuck as well :)

  • Sam

    The Rossi wine thing was a stellar move… brilliant!!! I vote you try some Two Buck Chuck as well :)

  • ktw

    Had a Bodega Norton Reserve Malbec for $11.99- decanted 1 hour-delicious. Even got my “old world” father to get into it. Wine library TV is changing my wine world…

  • ktw

    Had a Bodega Norton Reserve Malbec for $11.99- decanted 1 hour-delicious. Even got my “old world” father to get into it. Wine library TV is changing my wine world…

  • David Canada

    You are a nutbag buddy….I love it…..Carlo Rossi. I want you to drink some baby duck or Matteus sometime.

  • David Canada

    You are a nutbag buddy….I love it…..Carlo Rossi. I want you to drink some baby duck or Matteus sometime.

  • soyhead

    Though I’m only up to #59 here I see definite changes going on. The way you pronounce your name changing, the animation, certain phrases popping into use. Very interesting to see how the show morphs. I think the comment above from Jaye sums it up pretty well- “Hmmm. When I first started watching todayâ??s episode I was afraid you were on some kind of new meth-kick or something”

  • soyhead

    Though I’m only up to #59 here I see definite changes going on. The way you pronounce your name changing, the animation, certain phrases popping into use. Very interesting to see how the show morphs. I think the comment above from Jaye sums it up pretty well- “Hmmm. When I first started watching todayâ??s episode I was afraid you were on some kind of new meth-kick or something”

  • WA Ambassador

    I love malbec. In fact, I have one keeping me company right now. Good comparisons here. I liked the surprise tasting too. It would be good to see more like that in the future.

  • WA Ambassador

    I love malbec. In fact, I have one keeping me company right now. Good comparisons here. I liked the surprise tasting too. It would be good to see more like that in the future.

  • GrapeStuff

    I have had quite a few Argentinian Malbecs that I have really enjoyed (and a few I have not) – in general, a pretty decent QPR all around.

  • GrapeStuff

    I have had quite a few Argentinian Malbecs that I have really enjoyed (and a few I have not) – in general, a pretty decent QPR all around.

  • The Fanjestic

    Ok that was pretty funny to see at the end. We need more of that from time to time!

  • The Fanjestic

    Ok that was pretty funny to see at the end. We need more of that from time to time!

  • Kristen

    hahaha! I loved the “world-renown wine” at the end. Classic! This is why I continue to watch and catch up on the old episodes! I love seeing the zaniness come out in these first eps!

  • Kristen

    hahaha! I loved the “world-renown wine” at the end. Classic! This is why I continue to watch and catch up on the old episodes! I love seeing the zaniness come out in these first eps!

  • Dan Leavy

    excellent episode

    word 59 “we”

  • Dan Leavy

    excellent episode

    word 59 “we”

  • Kristen

    I laughed so hard when I saw the Carlo Rossi come out from under the table. This is by far my favorite episode thus far! Thanks so much for doing this podcast Gary, you’ve already helped me pick out a few wines, and now I am going back to your older episodes and watching the progression of wine library tv. Keep up the great work!

  • Kristen

    I laughed so hard when I saw the Carlo Rossi come out from under the table. This is by far my favorite episode thus far! Thanks so much for doing this podcast Gary, you’ve already helped me pick out a few wines, and now I am going back to your older episodes and watching the progression of wine library tv. Keep up the great work!

  • Dominus

    I wonder if I can get any of the Susana. I love Big League Chew!

  • Dominus

    I wonder if I can get any of the Susana. I love Big League Chew!

  • Anonymous

    Holy cow! I’m so happy I went trolling in the archives. This entire episode was worth it for the taste of Carlo Rossi. The look on your face at the end of the video is just priceless!

    Well done. WLTV rocks the house!

  • Phredd

    Holy cow! I’m so happy I went trolling in the archives. This entire episode was worth it for the taste of Carlo Rossi. The look on your face at the end of the video is just priceless!

    Well done. WLTV rocks the house!

  • Tom A.

    Carlo Rossi! LOL you’re amazing.

  • Tom A.

    Carlo Rossi! LOL you’re amazing.

  • John__J

    So this was it. This is your crossover episode. I was wondering when it would happen. I’ve been watching your new ones as they come out, while starting from the beginning and moving forward till I made up the difference. After seeing the 1st episode, I was started wondering when that more extroverted, louder, more enthusiastic kind of in your face style I was used to seeing in the recent episodes, would start. And with that small break when tv exec’s were showing interest, and then that last episode with the New Zealand pinot, and your 1st qotd, I suspected you were on your way. This episode cemented it. It’s not as out there as your current ones are, but you can definitely see the seeds starting to sprout with this episode. Not that its any better or worse, but having noticed the difference, I was wondering when the progression would start.
    It’ll be nice to see the climb from the beginning here to how youo’re doing things now. Btw, I can’t wait to see that enthusiasm on a vin jaune or charbono episode. Oh and I did really like this episode too, thanks for the tasting notes Gary.

  • John J.

    So this was it. This is your crossover episode. I was wondering when it would happen. I’ve been watching your new ones as they come out, while starting from the beginning and moving forward till I made up the difference. After seeing the 1st episode, I was started wondering when that more extroverted, louder, more enthusiastic kind of in your face style I was used to seeing in the recent episodes, would start. And with that small break when tv exec’s were showing interest, and then that last episode with the New Zealand pinot, and your 1st qotd, I suspected you were on your way. This episode cemented it. It’s not as out there as your current ones are, but you can definitely see the seeds starting to sprout with this episode. Not that its any better or worse, but having noticed the difference, I was wondering when the progression would start.
    It’ll be nice to see the climb from the beginning here to how youo’re doing things now. Btw, I can’t wait to see that enthusiasm on a vin jaune or charbono episode. Oh and I did really like this episode too, thanks for the tasting notes Gary.

  • Henry

    Gary,

    You make me laugh!! Bravo…

  • corkscrew

    I enjoy a Malbec now and then, Punto Final and Norton are very good. The jug wine was a pisser. http://www.winelx.com

  • Anonymous

    That Carlo Rossi thing was hilarious! Haha Gary!

  • Anonymous

    Just the right amount of out there and keeping it real and not X rated, you walk the fine line that my generation is on, thx for all the good times Gary. As you can see can’t get enough of the new episodes so I have to go dig into the old one 1 by 1

  • Anonymous

    i love the Carlo Rossi guest appearance! that is hilarious. Awesome to see its not to bad! i might start buying it for BBQ marinades!

  • Anonymous

    Yes! Birth of the “Vay-Ner-Chuck!”

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