EP 229 Some Wines I Wanted To Try


Wines tasted in this episode:

Gary has been forced to try the Rudi Schultz Syrah 2003 due to many, many emails ask him to but he also jumps into 3 wines he wanted to taste.

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corkscrew

Have had Kim Crawford-good stuff. QOTD-a little of snee and herm http://www.winelx.com

Tags: chardonnay, Cotes Du Rhone, red wines, review, sauvignon blanc, Syrah, Video, white wines, wine, wines

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  • Steve

    Oh man, your board really got me. That gives me a huge laugh. I really admire that you would put that on there.

  • Seth – MacGeek

    Am I the only nerd who recognizes that the board behind you has a hexadecimal number?

  • Seth – MacGeek

    Am I the only nerd who recognizes that the board behind you has a hexadecimal number?

  • http://cdevroe.com/ Colin Devroe

    Thanks for not sharing the numbers!!

    Oh, and I can’t wait for the WLTV goes to Bordeaux episode!

  • http://cdevroe.com Colin Devroe

    Thanks for not sharing the numbers!!

    Oh, and I can’t wait for the WLTV goes to Bordeaux episode!

  • RedLoverJim

    I think sneezer, for sure!

  • RedLoverJim

    I think sneezer, for sure!

  • http://charleenmerced.spaces.live.com/ Charleen

    I’m a sneerkler. I tell my friends all about WLTV (quite a bit), I order wine from TL… but I rarely comment because law school does not allow me any time for anything!

  • http://charleenmerced.spaces.live.com/ Charleen

    I’m a sneerkler. I tell my friends all about WLTV (quite a bit), I order wine from TL… but I rarely comment because law school does not allow me any time for anything!

  • CindyW

    Sneezer, catching up after 10 days of traveling and having fun with my best friend. Now she’s hooked and is planning to show at least a couple of WLTV episodes at an upcoming wine-tasting party.

  • CindyW

    Sneezer, catching up after 10 days of traveling and having fun with my best friend. Now she’s hooked and is planning to show at least a couple of WLTV episodes at an upcoming wine-tasting party.

  • sharon

    A lurking hermit who sneezes discreetly into her elbow.

  • sharon

    A lurking hermit who sneezes discreetly into her elbow.

  • Matt the Lurker

    Duh, c. I ain’t changing my name now.

  • Matt the Lurker

    Duh, c. I ain’t changing my name now.

  • Grasshopper

    On the road this week and trying to catch up….so a late post

    I am definatley a Sneezer and probably a Bleeder…that’s right, I bleed WLTV

    Love the show, the energy, the man, the wines and have told all my freinds, family and business associates.

    Loved the third level donkey kong reference on the heat…classic

    Grasshopper

  • Grasshopper

    On the road this week and trying to catch up….so a late post

    I am definatley a Sneezer and probably a Bleeder…that’s right, I bleed WLTV

    Love the show, the energy, the man, the wines and have told all my freinds, family and business associates.

    Loved the third level donkey kong reference on the heat…classic

    Grasshopper

  • Vinacull

    Gary, Listening to your verbal description of the La Garrigue and all the positive adjectives, I’m not sure how it comes up slightly short with an 89. Ah well. I definitely agree with the verbiage, which is the most important thing. Thanks for reviewing this CdR and I look forward to more. Lately it seems there have not been quite as many excellent CdR’s to choose from, and I was just talking to Jim about it last week. QOTD: Can’t say that I’ve told everyone I could about WLTV, but have definitely spread the Library Love to numerous people at work and friends.

  • Vinacull

    Gary, Listening to your verbal description of the La Garrigue and all the positive adjectives, I’m not sure how it comes up slightly short with an 89. Ah well. I definitely agree with the verbiage, which is the most important thing. Thanks for reviewing this CdR and I look forward to more. Lately it seems there have not been quite as many excellent CdR’s to choose from, and I was just talking to Jim about it last week. QOTD: Can’t say that I’ve told everyone I could about WLTV, but have definitely spread the Library Love to numerous people at work and friends.

  • http://lleichtman.org/ Lawrence Leichtman

    Definitely sneezer, by e-mail, in news groups and whenever I go to wineries that you haved reviewed I tell them about the site and give them your feedback as well good or bad. Keep sending out the love and great wine reviews.

  • http://lleichtman.org Lawrence Leichtman

    Definitely sneezer, by e-mail, in news groups and whenever I go to wineries that you haved reviewed I tell them about the site and give them your feedback as well good or bad. Keep sending out the love and great wine reviews.

  • John

    I’m c) a lurker. Except now (thanks to you Gary) I said something and am losing street cred as a class A lurker.

  • John

    I’m c) a lurker. Except now (thanks to you Gary) I said something and am losing street cred as a class A lurker.

  • Steve-o

    both A&C

    Only found out recently because of Diggnation, but immediately told all of the wine drinkers I know.

    My family just moved to the Columbia Vally(we’re about an hr away from Walla Walla), and now my Mom works in the tasting room @ Terra Blanca, so I’ve been sucked into the wine culture.

    Way to go Gary, I absolutely love the show and you’re already taught me so much, keep it up.

  • Steve-o

    both A&C

    Only found out recently because of Diggnation, but immediately told all of the wine drinkers I know.

    My family just moved to the Columbia Vally(we’re about an hr away from Walla Walla), and now my Mom works in the tasting room @ Terra Blanca, so I’ve been sucked into the wine culture.

    Way to go Gary, I absolutely love the show and you’re already taught me so much, keep it up.

  • http://katedwter.com/ Takilma Kate

    Quiet Sneezer. Found you through the NPR piece. Being a caterer and professional matcher of food and wine, I had to check you out. Now, I live in Oregon and promote local wines and foods, but I’m from Long Island, grew up working in delis and going to public school, and Gary is SO SO SO JERSEY! I got hooked. He’s a blast of memory of my favorite class clowns, the guys that love people, smart and funny and irreverent, but still would never be mean to the ugly girls who had crushes on him, always kind. (We cute girls respected that.) I tune in for the Jersey fix as much as the tastings. The juxtaposition of the two was such an unexpected surprise.
    Meanwhile, I’m spreading the word to my favorite local wine artisans. There are some terrific wines here in the Rogue Valley, (amidst many that are overmanufactured table wines.) Someday I’d love to see Gary check out hidden gems from Oregon, particularly the Rogue Valley, Illinois Valley, and the Applegate. The Willamette Valley gets all the attention, but we have some true artisinal sleepers out here in this sunny, stony terroir. (For fab accomodations while tasting Oregon’s secret wines, check out Out and About Treehouse Resort. It rocks, and it’s just down the road. I’ll bring you dinner.)
    Favorite varietal: viognier, an obscure gem. Great food matches. Try saffron gougeres filled with mushrooms, fennel, tarragon and swiss. Homerun match.
    Thanks, Gary! -Kate from Takilma

  • http://katedwter.com Takilma Kate

    Quiet Sneezer. Found you through the NPR piece. Being a caterer and professional matcher of food and wine, I had to check you out. Now, I live in Oregon and promote local wines and foods, but I’m from Long Island, grew up working in delis and going to public school, and Gary is SO SO SO JERSEY! I got hooked. He’s a blast of memory of my favorite class clowns, the guys that love people, smart and funny and irreverent, but still would never be mean to the ugly girls who had crushes on him, always kind. (We cute girls respected that.) I tune in for the Jersey fix as much as the tastings. The juxtaposition of the two was such an unexpected surprise.
    Meanwhile, I’m spreading the word to my favorite local wine artisans. There are some terrific wines here in the Rogue Valley, (amidst many that are overmanufactured table wines.) Someday I’d love to see Gary check out hidden gems from Oregon, particularly the Rogue Valley, Illinois Valley, and the Applegate. The Willamette Valley gets all the attention, but we have some true artisinal sleepers out here in this sunny, stony terroir. (For fab accomodations while tasting Oregon’s secret wines, check out Out and About Treehouse Resort. It rocks, and it’s just down the road. I’ll bring you dinner.)
    Favorite varietal: viognier, an obscure gem. Great food matches. Try saffron gougeres filled with mushrooms, fennel, tarragon and swiss. Homerun match.
    Thanks, Gary! -Kate from Takilma

  • Mark Hager

    A little sneezer, a little hermit. I sent my brother an email with a link and big come on. He has more money than me and lives in Colorado. However I don’t get out much. I stay in a cave most of the time and meditate. I come out on the weekends to drink a Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc(Eat a lot of seafood) or a Domaine La Garrigue (Sounds Like a Great Value. I also come out of hiding to watch the Crew whoop up on the Red Bull and how can you say the Jets had a great draft compared to the Browns? Just kidding. Though I’m betting you are still looking for that perfect wine to put away the sorrow of Cleveland whipping you guys last year!

    Anyway, thanks for all your effort. I watch and learn and buy a case or so every once in awhile.

  • Mark Hager

    A little sneezer, a little hermit. I sent my brother an email with a link and big come on. He has more money than me and lives in Colorado. However I don’t get out much. I stay in a cave most of the time and meditate. I come out on the weekends to drink a Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc(Eat a lot of seafood) or a Domaine La Garrigue (Sounds Like a Great Value. I also come out of hiding to watch the Crew whoop up on the Red Bull and how can you say the Jets had a great draft compared to the Browns? Just kidding. Though I’m betting you are still looking for that perfect wine to put away the sorrow of Cleveland whipping you guys last year!

    Anyway, thanks for all your effort. I watch and learn and buy a case or so every once in awhile.

  • Karl Laczko

    LURKER…. found WLTV by accident, kept it to myself for a while, eventually told my best Wine Buddy but otherwise kept quiet and didn’t post (soaking up the goodness).

    Now I’m out and proud, catching up on missed episodes (hence today’s post) and looking for more.

  • Karl Laczko

    LURKER…. found WLTV by accident, kept it to myself for a while, eventually told my best Wine Buddy but otherwise kept quiet and didn’t post (soaking up the goodness).

    Now I’m out and proud, catching up on missed episodes (hence today’s post) and looking for more.

  • JayZee

    Wow! Just catching up after being out of commission for a couple of weeks. Nice episode. Nice new look.

    QOTD: I would have to say that I am a A/B or Sneezer/Hermit, if you prefer. I can tell from other posts that many Vayniacs have a lot more time than I have to devote to the show and wine buzz in general. I wish I had more time but I don’t. So, I’ve “sneezed” a little. I have told e-mailed several friends who I know appreciate wine and like to chat about it and such. I have told two of my local wine shops that I frequent and that has been interesting. One of them absolutely HATES the show and the other has become a full-fledged Vayniac. To each his own, I guess.

  • JayZee

    Wow! Just catching up after being out of commission for a couple of weeks. Nice episode. Nice new look.

    QOTD: I would have to say that I am a A/B or Sneezer/Hermit, if you prefer. I can tell from other posts that many Vayniacs have a lot more time than I have to devote to the show and wine buzz in general. I wish I had more time but I don’t. So, I’ve “sneezed” a little. I have told e-mailed several friends who I know appreciate wine and like to chat about it and such. I have told two of my local wine shops that I frequent and that has been interesting. One of them absolutely HATES the show and the other has become a full-fledged Vayniac. To each his own, I guess.

  • Elliot

    LoL! “Very Dancin With the Stars”. Classic.

  • Elliot

    LoL! “Very Dancin With the Stars”. Classic.

  • Erik

    Interesting notes surrounding the Parker review on the Babcock today. I’ve found many of the Spanish wines which are sold in our area and quote a high “Parker review “on their shelf-tags to be very hot to my palate as well (to the point I don’t purchase them or pay any attention to these numbers anymore). I wonder if he’s just part of the “some like it hot” crowd, if he’s tasting many wines and the heat makes some stand-out, or if his “score” is a prediction of where this wine will be when it is drinking well… Wish I knew!

    QOTD – I’m a hermit with occassional fits of sneezing! Ran across wine-library when researching tasting notes on wines and quickly attempted to devour all the WLTV episodes I could. I’ve passed along information to everyone I know who appreciates wine but I tend to hit like a rogue-wave (it’s all calm, then a huge flurry of reminders and activity hits ’em). C’mon all you Ivar’s employees and customers – speak up and tell Gary it’s true!

  • Erik

    Interesting notes surrounding the Parker review on the Babcock today. I’ve found many of the Spanish wines which are sold in our area and quote a high “Parker review “on their shelf-tags to be very hot to my palate as well (to the point I don’t purchase them or pay any attention to these numbers anymore). I wonder if he’s just part of the “some like it hot” crowd, if he’s tasting many wines and the heat makes some stand-out, or if his “score” is a prediction of where this wine will be when it is drinking well… Wish I knew!

    QOTD – I’m a hermit with occassional fits of sneezing! Ran across wine-library when researching tasting notes on wines and quickly attempted to devour all the WLTV episodes I could. I’ve passed along information to everyone I know who appreciates wine but I tend to hit like a rogue-wave (it’s all calm, then a huge flurry of reminders and activity hits ’em). C’mon all you Ivar’s employees and customers – speak up and tell Gary it’s true!

  • vivaitalia

    I was actually drinking the kim crawford as I was watching the episode and I have to say I think you missed some nice kiwi and goosenberry. I still don’t think it’s a 92 but i’d give it a 91 especially becuase it doesn’t have that cat pee smell I hate. I didn’t taste any heat at all either. Maybe we’ve got some bottle variation going here, or it’s just the fact that i’m drinking it cold. Any way, as always I appreciate your enthusiasm and you trying to introduce us to all the great different areas of the wine world. Keep it up!

  • vivaitalia

    I was actually drinking the kim crawford as I was watching the episode and I have to say I think you missed some nice kiwi and goosenberry. I still don’t think it’s a 92 but i’d give it a 91 especially becuase it doesn’t have that cat pee smell I hate. I didn’t taste any heat at all either. Maybe we’ve got some bottle variation going here, or it’s just the fact that i’m drinking it cold. Any way, as always I appreciate your enthusiasm and you trying to introduce us to all the great different areas of the wine world. Keep it up!

  • surf.sf

    Great episode. I was curious to see what you would think of the Kim Crawford since it’s always been a standard for me and Mike Steinberger bashed it and Sauv Blanc in general in Slate! That said it can be over the top on grass and grapefruit. But with all that crispness and acidity its still 100% better than any Cali Sauv Blanc. Was at Babcock last weekend and wasn’t impressed by any of the whites (a Pinot Blanc with a malolactic flavor?), but the reds were awesome. Picked up a $40 Fathom, although strangely I liked it because it reminded me of a $15 Bourgeuil! The Babcock Cuvee cab is also a steal with lots of spice for $22.

  • surf.sf

    Great episode. I was curious to see what you would think of the Kim Crawford since it’s always been a standard for me and Mike Steinberger bashed it and Sauv Blanc in general in Slate! That said it can be over the top on grass and grapefruit. But with all that crispness and acidity its still 100% better than any Cali Sauv Blanc. Was at Babcock last weekend and wasn’t impressed by any of the whites (a Pinot Blanc with a malolactic flavor?), but the reds were awesome. Picked up a $40 Fathom, although strangely I liked it because it reminded me of a $15 Bourgeuil! The Babcock Cuvee cab is also a steal with lots of spice for $22.

  • elvindeath

    Okay, so what if I’m late to the party. I tried the Cotes du Ehone tonight – found it for $8.39 on sale at a local grocer. Absolutely fabulous. Perhaps the best $8 bottle I’ve ever had. Going back tomorrow to buy up their stock.

  • elvindeath

    Okay, so what if I’m late to the party. I tried the Cotes du Ehone tonight – found it for $8.39 on sale at a local grocer. Absolutely fabulous. Perhaps the best $8 bottle I’ve ever had. Going back tomorrow to buy up their stock.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    QOTD: Sneezer. Though since I was a lurker watching the episodes on youtube until I came here, I was still at the time telling people both online and in my normal life about this place. How can you not like your weird humor and enthusiasim? Good episode, but dissapointed the whites didnt bring the thunder.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    QOTD: Sneezer. Though since I was a lurker watching the episodes on youtube until I came here, I was still at the time telling people both online and in my normal life about this place. How can you not like your weird humor and enthusiasim? Good episode, but dissapointed the whites didnt bring the thunder.

  • Anonymous

    QOTD: Clearly a hermit, although it is a little late for that, now.

  • Phredd

    QOTD: Clearly a hermit, although it is a little late for that, now.

  • John__J

    qotd in between a sneezer and a hermit

    Gary would love to see you put a vin jaune on the show buddy

  • John J

    qotd in between a sneezer and a hermit

    Gary would love to see you put a vin jaune on the show buddy

  • corkscrew

    Have had Kim Crawford-good stuff. QOTD-a little of snee and herm http://www.winelx.com

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