EP 149 Wine Ratings. Wine Enthusiast and Wine Spectator Don’t Agree.

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Wine Ratings mean so much or do they? Today Gary Vaynerchuk tries to settle the score on 4 wines from California that Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast couldn’t agree on. Scores range from 67 to 95 on this episode so sit back and grab a nice Cabernet where we land on these.

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corkscrew

Have had Vine Cliff, Mount Eden and the Scion (always really good). best wine bottle-Caldwell Vineyards Rocket Science (shaped like a rocket ship) QOTD-a little late…. http://www.winelx.com

Tags: cabernet, ratings, red wines, Video, wine, Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator

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  • http://WineRank.com Mike Best

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  • Grif

    Your tablecloth makes the Jets emblem on your spit bucket look a bit purple. This is reminiscent of the problem Lars was having. Love your show. Iâ??m watching them in order and have a long way to go.

  • Grif

    Your tablecloth makes the Jets emblem on your spit bucket look a bit purple. This is reminiscent of the problem Lars was having. Love your show. Iâ??m watching them in order and have a long way to go.

  • John__J

    Nice to see another opinion on those wines, especially since they scored so differently Gary.
    Would be really nice to see you do a vin jaune episode

  • John J.

    Nice to see another opinion on those wines, especially since they scored so differently Gary.
    Would be really nice to see you do a vin jaune episode

  • corkscrew

    Have had Vine Cliff, Mount Eden and the Scion (always really good). best wine bottle-Caldwell Vineyards Rocket Science (shaped like a rocket ship) QOTD-a little late…. http://www.winelx.com

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