EP 185 The $12 Wine Challenge

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Gary Vaynerchuk today looks at $12 wines and sees how much of a value these wines are. Is 12 the new 10? Watch and find out.

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Is gonna be on the fashions is a couple of years, def better than Malbec (piss)

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  • SS Chris

    Comment 51: By Wil Neverspit wrote,

    “Lastly, CHRIS S, I think the Sterling was a 2004. I saw it on the bottle when Erik zoomed in. Add that to the extremely excellent spreadsheet.”

    Wil, thanks for the good words and for the heads up on the vintage (I saw the 2004 on the close-up as well). The WL code is the first item to be entered (actually by WL’s Chris Mott, aka Anti-Chris). At that point the other info (Vintage, Wine Name, Wine Price) auto-populates per the data in Wine Library’s database. Hence, the WL info in the WL database needs to be changed….I will let Chris Mott know so he can fix it.

    I then manually enter Gary’s Tasting Notes and rating. Thanks again!! 😀

  • http://lleichtman.org/ Lawrence Leichtman

    Dr. Loosen from 1982 that was originally purchased for $8.99, second the Gruet Blanc de blancs and the Blanc de Noir both under $12. Have not found the Garnacha here in VA but did find it in Houston at Central Market and it was a good buy. Isn’t Sterling ownde by Coca Cola. The only thing I’ve ever found impressive about the place is the tram ride.

    I was recently corrected on Meritage pronunciation in Paso Robles by several of the wine pourers.

  • http://lleichtman.org Lawrence Leichtman

    Dr. Loosen from 1982 that was originally purchased for $8.99, second the Gruet Blanc de blancs and the Blanc de Noir both under $12. Have not found the Garnacha here in VA but did find it in Houston at Central Market and it was a good buy. Isn’t Sterling ownde by Coca Cola. The only thing I’ve ever found impressive about the place is the tram ride.

    I was recently corrected on Meritage pronunciation in Paso Robles by several of the wine pourers.

  • Neal Schmidt

    I tasted the Aglianico over two evenings last weekend. I was really looking forward to it. However,I couldn’t get any smell or taste other than dirt, try as I might. There was no cherry, chocolate covered or otherwise. I generally like dry wines with earthy, tobacco like characteristics but this was over the top. How Gary can say this would keep a New World drinker interested is beyond me. I was very disappointed.

  • Neal Schmidt

    I tasted the Aglianico over two evenings last weekend. I was really looking forward to it. However,I couldn’t get any smell or taste other than dirt, try as I might. There was no cherry, chocolate covered or otherwise. I generally like dry wines with earthy, tobacco like characteristics but this was over the top. How Gary can say this would keep a New World drinker interested is beyond me. I was very disappointed.

  • Joyce

    Gary Kiiiiiiiiiiiidd!! I like it!

  • Joyce

    Gary Kiiiiiiiiiiiidd!! I like it!

  • Dionysus

    Eatapc: I was unsure how to pronounced Carmenere so I looked it up and found this:

    “Carmenair-uh”

    Though on further inspection I now find this:

    “Car-me-NEAR”

    And this:

    “Kar-men-YAIR”

    I guess its a case of po-tay-toe/po-tat-oh. However, “Carmenair-uh” sounds more Spanish to me.

    Being a Canuck: I’m more familiar with French pronunciations than Spanish. It was from the Vay-ner-chuk himself, that I learned how to pronounce [b]Rioja (Reo-ha)[/b] and Tempranillo (Tempra-neo).

    In the multinational world of wine, we all need help with our pronunciations from time to time. Certainly nothing to get offend over, right TommyBoBo?

    Cheers!

  • Dionysus

    Eatapc: I was unsure how to pronounced Carmenere so I looked it up and found this:

    “Carmenair-uh”

    Though on further inspection I now find this:

    “Car-me-NEAR”

    And this:

    “Kar-men-YAIR”

    I guess its a case of po-tay-toe/po-tat-oh. However, “Carmenair-uh” sounds more Spanish to me.

    Being a Canuck: I’m more familiar with French pronunciations than Spanish. It was from the Vay-ner-chuk himself, that I learned how to pronounce [b]Rioja (Reo-ha)[/b] and Tempranillo (Tempra-neo).

    In the multinational world of wine, we all need help with our pronunciations from time to time. Certainly nothing to get offend over, right TommyBoBo?

    Cheers!

  • Dionysus

    Offended rather. I wish this comment section allowed editing of ones posts.

  • Dionysus

    Offended rather. I wish this comment section allowed editing of ones posts.

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

    Nice ep. Good to taste everyday wines some time.
    QOTD: mmm, so that’s 8-9 EUR for me. Maybe the Deetlef’s Pinotage then. 8,99, so, nice QPR. Not overwhelming, but ok. I would have bought some extrra case when I’d had the opp. still. The Bourgeui I’m sipping a know is a zilch in the glass though … pity.
    C ya.

  • http://orbisfratresorganoleptici.blogspot.com ThomasS

    Nice ep. Good to taste everyday wines some time.
    QOTD: mmm, so that’s 8-9 EUR for me. Maybe the Deetlef’s Pinotage then. 8,99, so, nice QPR. Not overwhelming, but ok. I would have bought some extrra case when I’d had the opp. still. The Bourgeui I’m sipping a know is a zilch in the glass though … pity.
    C ya.

  • Badger Ann

    QOTD: Quattro Mani Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. A beauty for $8! It really did evolve in the glass, unlike some of the extraction bombs in this price range I’ve had recently.

  • Badger Ann

    QOTD: Quattro Mani Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. A beauty for $8! It really did evolve in the glass, unlike some of the extraction bombs in this price range I’ve had recently.

  • Dave-from-Katonah

    Great show, Gary.

    No line in the sand for me.

    QOTD – Two Up Shiraz, thanks to Gary’s WLTV tip!!

  • http://Episode185 Dave-from-Katonah

    Great show, Gary.

    No line in the sand for me.

    QOTD – Two Up Shiraz, thanks to Gary’s WLTV tip!!

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  • http://Episode185 Dave-from-Katonah

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  • Corrado

    QOTD:
    White (and overall) is a 100% home-run for 2004 Brancott Sauvignon Blanc. Wonderful $12 wine.
    Red: 2004 Concannon Petit Sirah, tasted (and over-rated by a point 😛 ) by Gary a bunch of episodes ago. Still an awesome $12 wine. You could DEFINITELY kill someone with the bottle. VERY thick glass.

  • Corrado

    QOTD:
    White (and overall) is a 100% home-run for 2004 Brancott Sauvignon Blanc. Wonderful $12 wine.
    Red: 2004 Concannon Petit Sirah, tasted (and over-rated by a point 😛 ) by Gary a bunch of episodes ago. Still an awesome $12 wine. You could DEFINITELY kill someone with the bottle. VERY thick glass.

  • AlanV

    QOTD – 2005 Lindemans Bin 50 Cab – $5.99 on the rack, with a $2 rebate down to $3.99 – this may be the best wine value I have ever had.

  • AlanV

    QOTD – 2005 Lindemans Bin 50 Cab – $5.99 on the rack, with a $2 rebate down to $3.99 – this may be the best wine value I have ever had.

  • Beth

    Just had a glass of Katharine Kennedy for $12…….

  • Beth

    Just had a glass of Katharine Kennedy for $12…….

  • elron

    Once again, enjoyed the show. Nice wines that were enjoyed in last month or so.

    Mcwilliams 2003 Shiraz($8)The 2004 was horible
    Sharpshooter 2003 Cabernet($15)
    Snoqualmie 2000 Reserve Merlot($??)
    Columbia Crest 2001 Syrah($9)

  • elron

    Once again, enjoyed the show. Nice wines that were enjoyed in last month or so.

    Mcwilliams 2003 Shiraz($8)The 2004 was horible
    Sharpshooter 2003 Cabernet($15)
    Snoqualmie 2000 Reserve Merlot($??)
    Columbia Crest 2001 Syrah($9)

  • http://www.geocities.com/rhoft Bexter

    QOTD:
    2004 Marchesi di Gresy La Serra Moscato d’Asti
    2003 Escudo Rojo
    2004 Feudi di San Gregorio Falanghina
    2004 Fattoria di Petroio Chianti Classico
    2004 Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc
    2003 Genesis Merlot
    2004 Bogle Petite Sirah
    2004 Shoofly Shiraz
    2004 Aquinas Cabernet Sauvignon
    2004 Las Rocas Vinas Viejas Garnacha
    2005 A to Z Pinot Gris
    2005 Agricola de Borja Borsao
    NV Sumarroca Cava (Brut)

  • http://www.geocities.com/rhoft Bexter

    QOTD:
    2004 Marchesi di Gresy La Serra Moscato d’Asti
    2003 Escudo Rojo
    2004 Feudi di San Gregorio Falanghina
    2004 Fattoria di Petroio Chianti Classico
    2004 Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc
    2003 Genesis Merlot
    2004 Bogle Petite Sirah
    2004 Shoofly Shiraz
    2004 Aquinas Cabernet Sauvignon
    2004 Las Rocas Vinas Viejas Garnacha
    2005 A to Z Pinot Gris
    2005 Agricola de Borja Borsao
    NV Sumarroca Cava (Brut)

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

    Palo Alto Reserve from Chile is the best $12 wine I’ve ever had in my life. I give 93+ and I think that’s being conservative. This is an undiscovered masterpiece.

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

    Palo Alto Reserve from Chile is the best $12 wine I’ve ever had in my life. I give 93+ and I think that’s being conservative. This is an undiscovered masterpiece.

  • Wendy Elam

    i’m a newbie (lurker, i guess?) best $12 bottle…2001 Kunde Estate Zinfandel.

  • Wendy Elam

    i’m a newbie (lurker, i guess?) best $12 bottle…2001 Kunde Estate Zinfandel.

  • SacramentoCharlie

    Another month+ lurker has jumped in.

    QOTD: I found the Rodney Strong 2003 Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon on sale for $11.99 and have went back for more. 90 WE and It’s an absolute steal at this price.

  • http://none SacramentoCharlie

    Another month+ lurker has jumped in.

    QOTD: I found the Rodney Strong 2003 Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon on sale for $11.99 and have went back for more. 90 WE and It’s an absolute steal at this price.

  • Kelly

    I recently bought the Winner’s Tank Shiraz and was very pleased with it, I didn’t find it to be as over-the-top as you did but it still had very strong characteristics.

    The best under 12 dollar wine I had recently was the 2006 Oyster Bay Sauvingnon Blanc which rocked my world.

  • Kelly

    I recently bought the Winner’s Tank Shiraz and was very pleased with it, I didn’t find it to be as over-the-top as you did but it still had very strong characteristics.

    The best under 12 dollar wine I had recently was the 2006 Oyster Bay Sauvingnon Blanc which rocked my world.

  • http://imposterpockets.net/ Frances

    I tasted a sip of my roommate’s glass of the Sterling and liked it a lot. The experience was probably very different than Gary’s because my roommate does not decant or let the wine sit after opening it. We both really like wines with chocolate flavors, and this one tasted like that to me.

  • http://imposterpockets.net Frances

    I tasted a sip of my roommate’s glass of the Sterling and liked it a lot. The experience was probably very different than Gary’s because my roommate does not decant or let the wine sit after opening it. We both really like wines with chocolate flavors, and this one tasted like that to me.

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    QOTD: Domaine la Garrigue Cotes du Rhone

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    QOTD: Domaine la Garrigue Cotes du Rhone

  • John__J

    qotd domaine schoffit chasselas

    Gary be great to see you tackle a vin jaune on here

  • John J.

    qotd domaine schoffit chasselas

    Gary be great to see you tackle a vin jaune on here

  • stephanie

    This is kind of an amusing thread about how to pronounce “carmenere.” I suppose it depends on whether you want to pronounce it like the French do, or like the Chileans do.

    But since it originally was a French grape, and it’s a French word, I’d be inclined to pronounce it the French way. And the French would pronounce it “carm-en-aire”.

  • stephanie

    This is kind of an amusing thread about how to pronounce “carmenere.” I suppose it depends on whether you want to pronounce it like the French do, or like the Chileans do.

    But since it originally was a French grape, and it’s a French word, I’d be inclined to pronounce it the French way. And the French would pronounce it “carm-en-aire”.

  • Caren

    QOTD- 2005 ZEAL Sauvignon Blanc

    newbie here…has there been a show solely on organic wines yet?

  • corkscrew

    Have had Di Majo before not this varietal. QOTD-Vega Escal…$20 wien sold on Cindy for $12 http://www.winelx.com

  • Anonymous

    Is gonna be on the fashions is a couple of years, def better than Malbec (piss)

  • Anonymous

    Is gonna be on the fashions is a couple of years, def better than Malbec (piss)

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