EP 76 90 point scored wines, how did they do?

2004 Di Majo Norante Sangiovese Igt 2004

2004 Falesco Vitiano

2003 Castano Hecula

2002 Renard Tres Ninos

2002 Penfolds Cabernet Bin 707

Today Gary tackles 5 more 90+ scored wines and we await to see how they scored. From the value driven Falesco Vitiano to the classic Penfolds 707 these 5 wines hit a wide range of flavors and complexities. Oh and don’t forget to answer the question of the day!

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YourNickIsTaken

I got into wine because of my new boss.

He offered at the team building that we can have professional photographic education or wine tasting courses. We voted and we had a basic wine course in 9 piece with Hungarian wines. The 9 courses were reductive whites, reductive and barreled whites, barreled whites, roses, sparkling wines from the world and from Hungary, easy reds, top reds, world no.1 reds, and Tokaj wines.
It was educational and entertaining. I learned howto taste, pick and respect the wines.

From that point we make it by our own. Every 2nd week with the buddies we taste new wines.

I read a lot of wines on the Internet, try to educate myself, and this is how i found WL.TV. I learned something here too.

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  • Fred Findley

    Launched Feb 21, 2006

    I know, I’m late.

  • http://www.sciencentral.com/ Julia S

    My folks gave me and my brother a little wine with dinner whenever they had it when we were growing up, so I guess that’s where I get my taste for the stuff. And my friend reminds me of the dinner post-college when I held up an empty bottle and said, “Did I just drink this whole thing?” Hate when that happens!

  • http://www.hdhwine.com/ Tony S.

    I’m 77th!!

  • http://www.sciencentral.com Julia S

    My folks gave me and my brother a little wine with dinner whenever they had it when we were growing up, so I guess that’s where I get my taste for the stuff. And my friend reminds me of the dinner post-college when I held up an empty bottle and said, “Did I just drink this whole thing?” Hate when that happens!

  • http://www.hdhwine.com Tony S.

    I’m 77th!!

  • http://www.hdhwine.com/ Tony S.

    Or not.

  • http://www.hdhwine.com Tony S.

    Or not.

  • Bill

    Good show Gary. Just one point on the Penfolds. IMO Penfolds is the ONLY big company in Oz still making wine that REALLY should not be drunk for a min. of 5 years. This is very old-style Aussie wine, unlike most if not all the modern ones. Even Koonunga Hill, for example, is just spectacularly better after 5 years min. I have not tried the 2002 707, but I suspect it might fall into the same category. The 1998 is really superb now, but was a bit ho-hum when I first bought it in 2003. Just a thought!
    One the QotD: My parents. They served me a small glass of red wine every night with dinner from the age of about 7. What great folks!!

  • Bill

    Good show Gary. Just one point on the Penfolds. IMO Penfolds is the ONLY big company in Oz still making wine that REALLY should not be drunk for a min. of 5 years. This is very old-style Aussie wine, unlike most if not all the modern ones. Even Koonunga Hill, for example, is just spectacularly better after 5 years min. I have not tried the 2002 707, but I suspect it might fall into the same category. The 1998 is really superb now, but was a bit ho-hum when I first bought it in 2003. Just a thought!
    One the QotD: My parents. They served me a small glass of red wine every night with dinner from the age of about 7. What great folks!!

  • http://cdevroe.com/ Colin D. Devroe

    I score this EP an 87 (simply because Gary’s collar was sticking out of the shirt which is a serious no-no in Erik’s “Holy crap I’m a metro-sexual” book of rules).

    I’m buying some of that other wine too, when I ever get a chance to get to the Wine Library!!! Gary!!!! Your fault!!!

  • http://cdevroe.com/ Colin D. Devroe

    I score this EP an 87 (simply because Gary’s collar was sticking out of the shirt which is a serious no-no in Erik’s “Holy crap I’m a metro-sexual” book of rules).

    I’m buying some of that other wine too, when I ever get a chance to get to the Wine Library!!! Gary!!!! Your fault!!!

  • Steve D

    Gary,

    You had to have gotten a bad bottle of Falesco. It acts like a big boy when you decant it; the nose is dark and perfumey, it’s got great structure and balance. I’d give it a second shot if I were you. Your description is nothing like my experience and we’ve put back a few cases of this already.

  • Steve D

    Gary,

    You had to have gotten a bad bottle of Falesco. It acts like a big boy when you decant it; the nose is dark and perfumey, it’s got great structure and balance. I’d give it a second shot if I were you. Your description is nothing like my experience and we’ve put back a few cases of this already.

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

    Classic Tony….I beat you…I’m 83rd!
    This could go on forever!

    B

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

    Classic Tony….I beat you…I’m 83rd!
    This could go on forever!

    B

  • elron

    Had some of Falesco’s past vintages and thought they were pretty good for the price. Have to see the difference in the “04”. Opposite with Norante: wasn’t to fond of the past ones will see the newer ones are like.
    I use to drink what I thought was wine a while back; Sangria and steady at that(LOL). Until, I met (at that time)my future Father-in-law who made his own wine. Being from Europe(Portugal exactly) and being raised and allowed to drink wine in those days from a very young age. Even with breakfast(nasty). Anyway, the first day I had met him he put his bog’ol gallon of homemade wine on the table and said; “Do you drink wine”? and I said: “Sure”!. Boy, was I in for a surprise. From drinking white sangria to this, my socks and shoes nearly flew off and my hair stood up from the first sip. I reached for the 7-up to calm it down(and I guess sweeten it) and in-turn insulted him. He said “you’re ruining my wine”! So for two months I drank his wine like that and he shake his head. Finally, came the day, where I got the strength to drink it without the 7up. Wow! Was he happy. “Now that’s wine”, he said. Indeed, it was! I enjoyed it so much that I even took part almost every year stomping the grapes in his basement to make the next years batch!
    After a not so good batch one year. I started to buy store wines and make a little wine cellar! When I went to show my father-in-law the wine cellar he could barely look. It was like Kryptonite to him! It was hysterical! After a while, he broke down and started enjoying store bought wine too! So, I thank him( up above) for introducing me to the wonderful world of wine! In honor of him, this year, I will most likely make my own homemade wine! Hopefully, I can make a good wine and be as proud as he was! – Ron

  • elron

    Had some of Falesco’s past vintages and thought they were pretty good for the price. Have to see the difference in the “04”. Opposite with Norante: wasn’t to fond of the past ones will see the newer ones are like.
    I use to drink what I thought was wine a while back; Sangria and steady at that(LOL). Until, I met (at that time)my future Father-in-law who made his own wine. Being from Europe(Portugal exactly) and being raised and allowed to drink wine in those days from a very young age. Even with breakfast(nasty). Anyway, the first day I had met him he put his bog’ol gallon of homemade wine on the table and said; “Do you drink wine”? and I said: “Sure”!. Boy, was I in for a surprise. From drinking white sangria to this, my socks and shoes nearly flew off and my hair stood up from the first sip. I reached for the 7-up to calm it down(and I guess sweeten it) and in-turn insulted him. He said “you’re ruining my wine”! So for two months I drank his wine like that and he shake his head. Finally, came the day, where I got the strength to drink it without the 7up. Wow! Was he happy. “Now that’s wine”, he said. Indeed, it was! I enjoyed it so much that I even took part almost every year stomping the grapes in his basement to make the next years batch!
    After a not so good batch one year. I started to buy store wines and make a little wine cellar! When I went to show my father-in-law the wine cellar he could barely look. It was like Kryptonite to him! It was hysterical! After a while, he broke down and started enjoying store bought wine too! So, I thank him( up above) for introducing me to the wonderful world of wine! In honor of him, this year, I will most likely make my own homemade wine! Hopefully, I can make a good wine and be as proud as he was! – Ron

  • Sam

    I’m a serious *accident* so my brothers are way, way older than me. Lucky for me one of them was seriously into beer and then moved on to seriously being into wine (with an occational beer). He turned me onto the wine thing from a young age… not as young of an age as you though, Gary.

  • Sam

    I’m a serious *accident* so my brothers are way, way older than me. Lucky for me one of them was seriously into beer and then moved on to seriously being into wine (with an occational beer). He turned me onto the wine thing from a young age… not as young of an age as you though, Gary.

  • Dave Canada

    So many things to comment on:
    1) Keep challenging the punks that question you. IN fact, get them on the show and blind taste them to show them how stupid they are!
    2) Show rating – Hmmmmmmmlet’s say 91, could have been 99 if you wore a Jersey from a proper team like the Raptors!
    QOTD – A Friends wedding got me into wine. Her dad is a huge wine guy, like 1900 Chateaux Margaux wine guy, and he opened a 1998 Wolf Blass Special Selection for all of us newbies and I thought it was the coolest thing since sliced bread.

  • Dave Canada

    So many things to comment on:
    1) Keep challenging the punks that question you. IN fact, get them on the show and blind taste them to show them how stupid they are!
    2) Show rating – Hmmmmmmmlet’s say 91, could have been 99 if you wore a Jersey from a proper team like the Raptors!
    QOTD – A Friends wedding got me into wine. Her dad is a huge wine guy, like 1900 Chateaux Margaux wine guy, and he opened a 1998 Wolf Blass Special Selection for all of us newbies and I thought it was the coolest thing since sliced bread.

  • GrapeStuff

    Interesting ep. GV. I love it when you do these 90 pt. taste-offs.

    QOTD: My girlfriend and her dad.

  • GrapeStuff

    Interesting ep. GV. I love it when you do these 90 pt. taste-offs.

    QOTD: My girlfriend and her dad.

  • Alos Diallo

    96 points

  • Alos Diallo

    96 points

  • thefanjestic

    Good episode – but I thought the Falesco was better than the DJ – both were good pizza wines in my opinion. The cola aspect of Falesco demands food – but it’s still an 88+ wine.

    Hey Gary – our first fight, does this mean we’re in a serious relationship? ;)

  • thefanjestic

    Good episode – but I thought the Falesco was better than the DJ – both were good pizza wines in my opinion. The cola aspect of Falesco demands food – but it’s still an 88+ wine.

    Hey Gary – our first fight, does this mean we’re in a serious relationship? ;)

  • Kristen

    QOTD: On my first trip to France, I really started to like wine and got to enjoy my first reds (before that I found them too tannic and the like). My interest kept growing since 2003 and then in 2007, my mom showed me the article in Time about WLTV. Needless to say, ever since then I’ve been been a Vayniac. Your advice and knowledge has really gotten me into the wine world now. I’m focusing on wine for my French Master’s degree! :)

  • Kristen

    QOTD: On my first trip to France, I really started to like wine and got to enjoy my first reds (before that I found them too tannic and the like). My interest kept growing since 2003 and then in 2007, my mom showed me the article in Time about WLTV. Needless to say, ever since then I’ve been been a Vayniac. Your advice and knowledge has really gotten me into the wine world now. I’m focusing on wine for my French Master’s degree! :)

  • John__J

    qotd: I work at a family owned restaurant, and that family pretty much did. They had a list of about 250 different wines when I started there. I knew nothing about wine, and fell in love with wine after working there and wine being so much a part of that place.

  • John J.

    qotd: I work at a family owned restaurant, and that family pretty much did. They had a list of about 250 different wines when I started there. I knew nothing about wine, and fell in love with wine after working there and wine being so much a part of that place.

  • MaryS

    First?

  • corkscrew

    So much for being on Sports Center….the Di Majo has been hit or miss the times I tried it, will seek out the Renard., I have heard of it, Penfolds has some good value in the lower end reds. QOTD-no one person in beginning, just a gradual walk towards wine away from hard liquor as I got older, but since then WLTV has been a big influence. http://www.winelx.com

  • http://www.discoveryofwine.com Alexandre Savoie

    Got into wine for real 10 yrs ago in Spain where we drank wine every day at dinner then went to Bodega Muga and got hooked.

    Most influencial person would actually be GV eventhough I’ve only been watching for a few months. I think that I found WLTV at the right time when I was trying a whole bunch of new things in wine and WLTV helpend me understand and cultivate that love for discovering new types of wine.

  • supertrirunner

    I got into wine because i did not know anything about it! i mean, i was a huge beer geek thanks to my brother in law and i was interested in learning about wine but didn’t know where to start. I really wanted to learn about wine so i could be cool and order wine in a restaurant with my date and actually know what i was ordering. So i took a couple of college courses about the world of wine, worked at a International wine competition, picked up a job as a som. in the industry at the competition, and worked/learned there 4yrs and now run the wine department in a large wine store!

    Gary you get a 93+

  • YourNickIsTaken

    I got into wine because of my new boss.

    He offered at the team building that we can have professional photographic education or wine tasting courses. We voted and we had a basic wine course in 9 piece with Hungarian wines. The 9 courses were reductive whites, reductive and barreled whites, barreled whites, roses, sparkling wines from the world and from Hungary, easy reds, top reds, world no.1 reds, and Tokaj wines.
    It was educational and entertaining. I learned howto taste, pick and respect the wines.

    From that point we make it by our own. Every 2nd week with the buddies we taste new wines.

    I read a lot of wines on the Internet, try to educate myself, and this is how i found WL.TV. I learned something here too.

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