EP 189 Mixed Bag of Wine

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Gary Vaynerchuk tastes 4 very different wines and thats that! (If your having trouble seeing todays episode try clearing your browser cache)

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Trek2264

My favorite Semillion is the Lindemans used to be called Bin 77 but no longer found now known simply as Cawarra Semillon Chardonnay. 2007 was weak too much lime but the 2009 is a great one. Check it out. Its around $13

Tags: Australian, cabernet, meritage, red meritage, red wines, review, South Africa, Video

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  • Paul

    First 100% Semillon I ever had was a 1978 Chateau Ste Michelle Semillon. First wine I ever bought by the case, too.

  • Paul

    First 100% Semillon I ever had was a 1978 Chateau Ste Michelle Semillon. First wine I ever bought by the case, too.

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

    Nice ep. this one. The SA’s are my favourite discoveries everytime. No really. Had the De Toren together with two Ernie Else’s, and I really had the same feeling you were talking about today: that some wines show that there is a lot out there, but still fence off. The De Toren showed great, closed, but I felt there was smth brooding undeneath the cover, whil both Ernie’s (so even the Engelbrecht) were mute, closed down and showed themselves not worth the long wait.
    QOTD: http://www.themodernword.com/themodword.cfm , because I reall go nuts about every kind of (post)modernist literature.
    SQOTD: 100% Semillon, just a Casas del Toqui Semillon Late Harvest (2001). I am still sad I kind find any more bottles (still have one). Just awesome: confit orange, tangerine, heavy honey, some coriander … not super complex, but just so mouthwatering. Extremely enjoyable.

  • http://orbisfratresorganoleptici.blogspot.com ThomasS

    Nice ep. this one. The SA’s are my favourite discoveries everytime. No really. Had the De Toren together with two Ernie Else’s, and I really had the same feeling you were talking about today: that some wines show that there is a lot out there, but still fence off. The De Toren showed great, closed, but I felt there was smth brooding undeneath the cover, whil both Ernie’s (so even the Engelbrecht) were mute, closed down and showed themselves not worth the long wait.
    QOTD: http://www.themodernword.com/themodword.cfm , because I reall go nuts about every kind of (post)modernist literature.
    SQOTD: 100% Semillon, just a Casas del Toqui Semillon Late Harvest (2001). I am still sad I kind find any more bottles (still have one). Just awesome: confit orange, tangerine, heavy honey, some coriander … not super complex, but just so mouthwatering. Extremely enjoyable.

  • Malarkey

    Love Semillon. Have had several 100%’s that I loved. Also adore sauternes. Hey that would be a good show, maybe I’ll dig through the archives and see if you’ve done one.

    Thriller: great pop album. What the hell happened to him?

    qotd: http://www.theoutsidecourse.com, http://www.chronicleforums.com, http://www.mouthfulsfood.com, forums.egullet.com, http://www.chowhound.com.

    Great ep, Gary! Can’t say I’ve had a S.A. wine that I loved yet, and isn’t $33 a bit high for wines from that part of the world??

  • Malarkey

    Love Semillon. Have had several 100%’s that I loved. Also adore sauternes. Hey that would be a good show, maybe I’ll dig through the archives and see if you’ve done one.

    Thriller: great pop album. What the hell happened to him?

    qotd: http://www.theoutsidecourse.com, http://www.chronicleforums.com, http://www.mouthfulsfood.com, forums.egullet.com, http://www.chowhound.com.

    Great ep, Gary! Can’t say I’ve had a S.A. wine that I loved yet, and isn’t $33 a bit high for wines from that part of the world??

  • http://titusvineyards.com/ Christophe – Titus Vineyards

    QOTD : wefeelfine.org check it out

    sidebar QOTD: Semillon is delicious dry or sweet

    So Gary, when are y9ou going to go and try some other Titus wines? How about the 05 Cab Franc?

  • http://titusvineyards.com Christophe – Titus Vineyards

    QOTD : wefeelfine.org check it out

    sidebar QOTD: Semillon is delicious dry or sweet

    So Gary, when are y9ou going to go and try some other Titus wines? How about the 05 Cab Franc?

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    QOTD: Wikipedia

  • John__J

    qotd funnyordie

    Gary can we get a vin jaune episode please?

  • John__J

    oh yeah, had semillons many times, but from bordeaux

  • John J.

    qotd funnyordie

    Gary can we get a vin jaune episode please?

  • John J.

    oh yeah, had semillons many times, but from bordeaux

  • Dan Manu

    GARY!! You have to have some Australian Hunter Valley 100% Semillons on the show!!

    Barossa is def NOT THE place to get semillon in Aus…

    PS Semillon is probably my fave wine variety if I had to choose one. ones from the Hunter Valley are generally really citrusy and go really well with seafood and the HV even has a Semillon and Seafood festival once a year.

  • Dan Manu

    GARY!! You have to have some Australian Hunter Valley 100% Semillons on the show!!

    Barossa is def NOT THE place to get semillon in Aus…

    PS Semillon is probably my fave wine variety if I had to choose one. ones from the Hunter Valley are generally really citrusy and go really well with seafood and the HV even has a Semillon and Seafood festival once a year.

  • KOdyssey

    Absolutely have to agree with Dan Manu here, you haven't tried straight semillons until you have had some Hunter Valley straight Semillons. It's “their thing”… Barossa is attempting to play catch up. South Africa is attempting to play catch up.

    Hunter Valley is where it all began… I'd recommend starting with Tyrrell's, most especially their premium wine, and quite possibly the best dry straight Semillon in the world, the Vat 1. Then move down the line to the Belford and even the Stevens. Brokenwood don't do too badly in the Semillon department either.

    Cheers

  • corkscrew

    Like semillon, was at Titus in Napa a week ago for a private tasting, good stuff, u missed the boat Gary. QOTD-was Rocketboom when Joanne was still there.. http://www.winelx.com

  • Trek2264

    My favorite Semillion is the Lindemans used to be called Bin 77 but no longer found now known simply as Cawarra Semillon Chardonnay. 2007 was weak too much lime but the 2009 is a great one. Check it out. Its around $13

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