EP 116 Vay-ner-chuks Choice.

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  • SS Chris

    Actually, can Court Jester Chris Mott can edit Captain M out (nothing personal Captain)?

  • SS Chris

    Actually, can Court Jester Chris Mott can edit Captain M out (nothing personal Captain)?

  • Jason R.

    Brandon – I would buy the 2003 Ch. Montrose or the 2003 Leoville Barton. You will have to look hard for either in terms of finding where the price hasn’t been jacked up. On the 03 Montrose I think I passed on it years ago for $79 bones – Now – cheapest I can find is $170 – I will buy 6 of the 2001’s first. The 03 Leoville Barton went from $50 to $125 in a shot with the 98 scores tagged on it. Anyways – this would be my choice for an ager in 2003 – Hell they should last 25-35 years. Godd luck and report on what you decide on buying.

  • Jason R.

    Brandon – I would buy the 2003 Ch. Montrose or the 2003 Leoville Barton. You will have to look hard for either in terms of finding where the price hasn’t been jacked up. On the 03 Montrose I think I passed on it years ago for $79 bones – Now – cheapest I can find is $170 – I will buy 6 of the 2001’s first. The 03 Leoville Barton went from $50 to $125 in a shot with the 98 scores tagged on it. Anyways – this would be my choice for an ager in 2003 – Hell they should last 25-35 years. Godd luck and report on what you decide on buying.

  • jon777

    Gary — will you “Take the High Road” on the next WLTV episode regarding the AWFUL out of bounds call at the end of the Browns game? UGH!

    What do you drink after watching that? Or maybe more importantly, what was the ref drinking?

  • jon777

    Gary — will you “Take the High Road” on the next WLTV episode regarding the AWFUL out of bounds call at the end of the Browns game? UGH!

    What do you drink after watching that? Or maybe more importantly, what was the ref drinking?

  • Sam Zen

    The Miracle Season is in Chi-town baby!!!! After four interceptions and six turnovers last week, the first half against SF was sweet vindication. So we do have an offense to put points on the board. And more importrantly, we’re still UNDEFEATED as we approach the turn to the NY/NJ area. Bear down, Chicago Bears…!!!

  • Sam Zen

    The Miracle Season is in Chi-town baby!!!! After four interceptions and six turnovers last week, the first half against SF was sweet vindication. So we do have an offense to put points on the board. And more importrantly, we’re still UNDEFEATED as we approach the turn to the NY/NJ area. Bear down, Chicago Bears…!!!

  • Bill Ross

    Ordered myself a couple of the Oroppas this AM, glad it was still available, after you gave it the nod. BTW, would a “What Are We Buying” thread be appropriate on WLTV Forum? It was a popular feature on another wine bulletin board I frequented before this cranked up.

  • Bill Ross

    Ordered myself a couple of the Oroppas this AM, glad it was still available, after you gave it the nod. BTW, would a “What Are We Buying” thread be appropriate on WLTV Forum? It was a popular feature on another wine bulletin board I frequented before this cranked up.

  • http://www.hdhwine.com/ Tony S.

    Wow. That song at the end was really…umm…great. I’ve been curious about those Orappas, have you had other vintages, and if so, do they usually rub you the right way all the time? And you know what Gary…I like how you slipped in the “Bears are still overated” comment really quickly. And that’s fine…it’s your show. You’ve got a great perspective on wine and I respect you greatly, which is why I watch every day. But man-o-man…dude, c’mon! Sure, da Bears are killing most teams, and then if they’re not completely destroying them, they’re just beating them, but can’t you give them just a little respect??

    That’s my request for you: Please, just a teensy-bit of love for the Bears. C’mon. They won’t go 16-0, I know, but they’re not going to lose more than 3 (if even that). At least they beat the Browns in the pre-season. How’d your Jets do anyway against the Browns? Oh…ya, that’s right, they lost 20-13.

    Take care man! See you later,
    Go BEARS!!
    T

  • http://www.hdhwine.com Tony S.

    Wow. That song at the end was really…umm…great. I’ve been curious about those Orappas, have you had other vintages, and if so, do they usually rub you the right way all the time? And you know what Gary…I like how you slipped in the “Bears are still overated” comment really quickly. And that’s fine…it’s your show. You’ve got a great perspective on wine and I respect you greatly, which is why I watch every day. But man-o-man…dude, c’mon! Sure, da Bears are killing most teams, and then if they’re not completely destroying them, they’re just beating them, but can’t you give them just a little respect??

    That’s my request for you: Please, just a teensy-bit of love for the Bears. C’mon. They won’t go 16-0, I know, but they’re not going to lose more than 3 (if even that). At least they beat the Browns in the pre-season. How’d your Jets do anyway against the Browns? Oh…ya, that’s right, they lost 20-13.

    Take care man! See you later,
    Go BEARS!!
    T

  • Bear Down

    Nice work on the Team America World Police song!

  • Bear Down

    Nice work on the Team America World Police song!

  • the professor and….

    Laffy taffy? you really are out of your mind!! On a more serious note, I do love your “take the high road” philosophy.

    Gary, pardon my ignorance but you often mention a “fake” artifical taste. What’s the deal? Do these wine makers add something (a chemical or something) to the wine to try and enhance flavors?

    Oh yeah, love the ending, you sick bastard. But hell it’s good to be back!

  • the professor and….

    Laffy taffy? you really are out of your mind!! On a more serious note, I do love your “take the high road” philosophy.

    Gary, pardon my ignorance but you often mention a “fake” artifical taste. What’s the deal? Do these wine makers add something (a chemical or something) to the wine to try and enhance flavors?

    Oh yeah, love the ending, you sick bastard. But hell it’s good to be back!

  • dobs

    GV & Co

    First off, thanks for doing the Oroppas. I’ve been hoping that somebody would take up the disparity between WS and RP.

    If it matters, I’ll share our experience with the 2001 Oroppas since it explained to me the stark difference between the WS and RP ratings. A couple years ago, we opened a bottle with friends. Upon first pour, it was virtually undrinkable and we all agreed that WS’s Laube was dead on with his 78 rating. Hell, I would have given it a 68. I ended up pouring two glasses of the stuff on some hated shrubbery, hoping that it would either kill or fertilize them. We happily moved on other bottles. However, a couple hours later I noticed that there was still about a glass of the Oroppas left in the bottle and so in a “what the hell” moment, tried it again. It was terrific. I shared it with the other winers and they were all amazed by the transformation. My guess is that decanting of the Oroppas–as you did in the above episode–makes a profound difference in the wine’s taste. In the end, I agree with GV that the Oroppas is a great value at $35. Just remember to decant it for a couple hours before drinking.

  • dobs

    GV & Co

    First off, thanks for doing the Oroppas. I’ve been hoping that somebody would take up the disparity between WS and RP.

    If it matters, I’ll share our experience with the 2001 Oroppas since it explained to me the stark difference between the WS and RP ratings. A couple years ago, we opened a bottle with friends. Upon first pour, it was virtually undrinkable and we all agreed that WS’s Laube was dead on with his 78 rating. Hell, I would have given it a 68. I ended up pouring two glasses of the stuff on some hated shrubbery, hoping that it would either kill or fertilize them. We happily moved on other bottles. However, a couple hours later I noticed that there was still about a glass of the Oroppas left in the bottle and so in a “what the hell” moment, tried it again. It was terrific. I shared it with the other winers and they were all amazed by the transformation. My guess is that decanting of the Oroppas–as you did in the above episode–makes a profound difference in the wine’s taste. In the end, I agree with GV that the Oroppas is a great value at $35. Just remember to decant it for a couple hours before drinking.

  • Kraemer

    Gary,

    Bravo on the Oroppas review! I absolutely could not agree with you more! I tasted this today at the St.Clement winery for the first time and was absolutely taken back by it. A splended wine.

    The story behind that paticular bottle is somewhat funny. Back in the day, St.Clement was owned by Sapporo beer, was named sapporo wine, and was considered to be a non-varietal. When the winery was sold many years ago, a technicality changed the name of it from Sappporo Wine to Oroppas. You’re a smart guy, look at that word. It’s Saparro spelled backwards.

    After a few more leadership changes, it was decided that Oroppas would evolve into an actual varietal, thus it being what it is today.

    Oh, and with regards to St.Clement wines, I highly suggest you try their 1998 Cabernet, and do it while you still can. I purchased the last three bottles they will ever have from the winery today hehe.

  • Kraemer

    Gary,

    Bravo on the Oroppas review! I absolutely could not agree with you more! I tasted this today at the St.Clement winery for the first time and was absolutely taken back by it. A splended wine.

    The story behind that paticular bottle is somewhat funny. Back in the day, St.Clement was owned by Sapporo beer, was named sapporo wine, and was considered to be a non-varietal. When the winery was sold many years ago, a technicality changed the name of it from Sappporo Wine to Oroppas. You’re a smart guy, look at that word. It’s Saparro spelled backwards.

    After a few more leadership changes, it was decided that Oroppas would evolve into an actual varietal, thus it being what it is today.

    Oh, and with regards to St.Clement wines, I highly suggest you try their 1998 Cabernet, and do it while you still can. I purchased the last three bottles they will ever have from the winery today hehe.

  • Kraemer

    heh typo. The Oroppas we know today was called Sapporo wine back in the day.

  • Kraemer

    heh typo. The Oroppas we know today was called Sapporo wine back in the day.

  • mudd

    Cool. The first episode where Gary uses the “you with a little bit of me….” closing. I’m really enjoying watching the evolution of WLTV.

  • mudd

    Cool. The first episode where Gary uses the “you with a little bit of me….” closing. I’m really enjoying watching the evolution of WLTV.

  • John__J

    was there a question of the day?
    I’ll give you one then Gary. Think we’ll get an episode on vin jaune’s and one on a tasting of the different California charbono’s out there?

  • John J.

    was there a question of the day?
    I’ll give you one then Gary. Think we’ll get an episode on vin jaune’s and one on a tasting of the different California charbono’s out there?

  • corkscrew

    Hvae had the St Clement and it was very good, had the Yangarra also, agree with Gary a bit over rated. Funny ending to episode. http://www.winelx.com

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

    Didn’t really feel this one Gary, it’s amazing how so are more natural now, whereas back then even more than 100 episodes even, you seem to be forcing it.

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