EP 244 Serious Red Zinfandel

Gary Vaynerchuk attacks 4 very serious Red Zinfandels because you have asked him to.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2001 Sky Zinfandel Mount VeederOther California Red Zinfandel

2002 Trinitas Russian River ZinfandelSonoma Red Zinfandel
2004 Haywood Rocky Terrace ZinfandelNapa Red Zinfandel
2004 Coppola Pennino ZinfandelNapa Red Zinfandel

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corkscrew

Love a good Zin, have not had these, always wanted to try the Pennino. QOTD-not in print… http://www.winelx.com

Tags: red wines, review, Video, wine, zinfandel

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  • Jennifer

    Outstanding ep, GV. Good job, big man! ;)
    I’ve been on vacation, so I’m catching up.
    Great story… I was was beginning to think that the guy that pulled you over was a “hot cop”, and it was all a big joke. But no banana, huh. What I want to know is, why in the world did he pull you over in the first place?
    Ah well. There’s no place like home.
    QOTD: My soap- Days of Our Lives.

  • Wine Lush

    QOTD: Taking two hour long bubble baths in the whirlpool tub, with a nice bottle of Champagne (preferably single grower) and one of my books on wine to relax and read. Two loves, one place.

    Nice to see some serious Zin coming out. I dunno about Coppola, he kinda makes his wine like Disney. $25 Entrance fee to the estate? Kinda lost some respect there, but I understand, his estate is probably overrun with tourists.

  • Wine Lush

    QOTD: Taking two hour long bubble baths in the whirlpool tub, with a nice bottle of Champagne (preferably single grower) and one of my books on wine to relax and read. Two loves, one place.

    Nice to see some serious Zin coming out. I dunno about Coppola, he kinda makes his wine like Disney. $25 Entrance fee to the estate? Kinda lost some respect there, but I understand, his estate is probably overrun with tourists.

  • tnfdude

    QOTD: oh dear, i can’t believe i’m admitting to this, watching Laguna Beach/The Hills on MTV…

  • tnfdude

    QOTD: oh dear, i can’t believe i’m admitting to this, watching Laguna Beach/The Hills on MTV…

  • ChadD

    Gary, I live in Ohio but spent a week in LA last year-only saw one cop and only one person pulled over the entire time I was there! Crazy story. I must admit I was never into wine or any alcohol until about four years ago when we went out with some friends to a nice restaurant. They were wine drinkers so I ordered a bottle of Coppola Shiraz (yes I’m a movie geek and I ordered it just because it was “THE” Coppola). Bottle was $40-and I really liked it. Later I went out and bought several bottles (at $15-I quickly learned about price mark-up in restaurants) and have been drinking wine since. I don’t know if I would still like that wine today or not, but I have a bottle in the cellar that I’ll pop one of these days.
    QOTD: Myspace-I’ve met and talked to people I would never have in a million years otherwise.

  • ChadD

    Gary, I live in Ohio but spent a week in LA last year-only saw one cop and only one person pulled over the entire time I was there! Crazy story. I must admit I was never into wine or any alcohol until about four years ago when we went out with some friends to a nice restaurant. They were wine drinkers so I ordered a bottle of Coppola Shiraz (yes I’m a movie geek and I ordered it just because it was “THE” Coppola). Bottle was $40-and I really liked it. Later I went out and bought several bottles (at $15-I quickly learned about price mark-up in restaurants) and have been drinking wine since. I don’t know if I would still like that wine today or not, but I have a bottle in the cellar that I’ll pop one of these days.
    QOTD: Myspace-I’ve met and talked to people I would never have in a million years otherwise.

  • SoCal

    Dude,
    Just catching up on some eps I missed while traving.
    QOTD: guilty pleasure…wine collecting :)

  • SoCal

    Dude,
    Just catching up on some eps I missed while traving.
    QOTD: guilty pleasure…wine collecting :)

  • Slick Nick

    Gary — too funny!!

    QOTD: guilty pleasure.. fork a Perugina Baci and dip it in Nutella hazelnut chocolate spread!!

  • Slick Nick

    Gary — too funny!!

    QOTD: guilty pleasure.. fork a Perugina Baci and dip it in Nutella hazelnut chocolate spread!!

  • http://erdelynet.com/ Mike Erdely

    Holy crap, dude! That must have been scary as hell.

    I got pulled over for speeding in N.C. one time and the cop asked me to come back and sit in the front seat of the squad car. I thought, “Oh no”. He was trying to scare me (thinking I was a college student) about my future if my insurance rates went up. But sitting in that squad car was scary enough. Anyway, I just got a warning that time.

    I love Red Zinfandel. I’m definitely going to have to check out the Sky & Haywood.

    QOTD: My guilty pleasure has to be Christina Aguilera. My musical taste is generally rock: Pearl Jam, White Stripes, Green Day. But I loves me some xtina.

  • http://erdelynet.com/ Mike Erdely

    Holy crap, dude! That must have been scary as hell.

    I got pulled over for speeding in N.C. one time and the cop asked me to come back and sit in the front seat of the squad car. I thought, “Oh no”. He was trying to scare me (thinking I was a college student) about my future if my insurance rates went up. But sitting in that squad car was scary enough. Anyway, I just got a warning that time.

    I love Red Zinfandel. I’m definitely going to have to check out the Sky & Haywood.

    QOTD: My guilty pleasure has to be Christina Aguilera. My musical taste is generally rock: Pearl Jam, White Stripes, Green Day. But I loves me some xtina.

  • Jeff

    QOTD: Eating a whole pint of Ben & Jerry’s or Starbucks ice cream.

    Great show!

  • Jeff

    QOTD: Eating a whole pint of Ben & Jerry’s or Starbucks ice cream.

    Great show!

  • http://lleichtman.org/ Lawrence Leichtman

    Guilty pleasure was up until the end of the show Gilmore Girls. Since I am a big fan of Zinds this was fun, probably much more fun than getting arrested in LA. As a passenger I’ve never been asked for a driver’s license at a stop so I guess some bad luck there. Are the Sky and Haywood pretty available?

  • http://lleichtman.org Lawrence Leichtman

    Guilty pleasure was up until the end of the show Gilmore Girls. Since I am a big fan of Zinds this was fun, probably much more fun than getting arrested in LA. As a passenger I’ve never been asked for a driver’s license at a stop so I guess some bad luck there. Are the Sky and Haywood pretty available?

  • Donald Pipkin

    GV: Eric, smell this.
    Eric: Smells like wine.
    GV: Eric, taste this.
    Eric: Tastes like grapes.

  • Donald Pipkin

    GV: Eric, smell this.
    Eric: Smells like wine.
    GV: Eric, taste this.
    Eric: Tastes like grapes.

  • http://www.myspace.com/know_thyself_be_free Trish

    Gary, I love your honesty and enthusiasm. I’m new to wine, but have found that Zin and Cab are my favorites. I like something that lingers for oh… eternity. Could you do an episode on a winery from Washington state called L’Cole 41? I love their wine, and they are good people. Very streight forward wines. I didn’t really like Chardonay much, but their 2005 changed my mind in a big way. I would love to hear your view on it.

  • http://www.myspace.com/know_thyself_be_free Trish

    Gary, I love your honesty and enthusiasm. I’m new to wine, but have found that Zin and Cab are my favorites. I like something that lingers for oh… eternity. Could you do an episode on a winery from Washington state called L’Cole 41? I love their wine, and they are good people. Very streight forward wines. I didn’t really like Chardonay much, but their 2005 changed my mind in a big way. I would love to hear your view on it.

  • 9524tee

    Awesome, never heard of Sky, you made me want to try it. I’m getting sick of these explosive zins, they were fun for awhile.

  • 9524tee

    Awesome, never heard of Sky, you made me want to try it. I’m getting sick of these explosive zins, they were fun for awhile.

  • Chris Tessari

    Bring a video camera next time you go to a Raiders game. I’d love to see an 80 year old grandma in Road Warriors gear get in a three-point stance and charge at you! Next time do a head slap and slide to the right.

  • Chris Tessari

    Bring a video camera next time you go to a Raiders game. I’d love to see an 80 year old grandma in Road Warriors gear get in a three-point stance and charge at you! Next time do a head slap and slide to the right.

  • Chris Tessari

    Good call on Roger Clemens not doing anything when he came back to the Yanks.

  • Chris Tessari

    Good call on Roger Clemens not doing anything when he came back to the Yanks.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Ouch. Id be dropping bricks all over the place once I got my hands in the cuffs. Nice to see everything worked out. For some reason I was thinking the way you were telling the story the cop knew who you were and was having a bit of fun with you. And as I watch this, I have indeed been watching since episode one. Go me! Oak plus poop plus Fabreeze? Well that just sounds all kinds of yummy to me…. mmmm mmmmm. Is there ever a show where you dont have a totally bizzare way to decsribe a wine? Yes or no, its a part of the brilliance of WLTV. Yet again, ive never had a Red Zin but promise that I will in the future. The 2001 Sky sounds like it would make my pallate happy.
    QOTD: Journey. Yes, the band Journey. How can you not like the absolute dorkiness of this band? And Steve Perry’s voice? Come on! Not the greatest songs by a long shot, but something about Perry’s voice and Neil Schon on guitar (he was in Santana, you know) make it work.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Ouch. Id be dropping bricks all over the place once I got my hands in the cuffs. Nice to see everything worked out. For some reason I was thinking the way you were telling the story the cop knew who you were and was having a bit of fun with you. And as I watch this, I have indeed been watching since episode one. Go me! Oak plus poop plus Fabreeze? Well that just sounds all kinds of yummy to me…. mmmm mmmmm. Is there ever a show where you dont have a totally bizzare way to decsribe a wine? Yes or no, its a part of the brilliance of WLTV. Yet again, ive never had a Red Zin but promise that I will in the future. The 2001 Sky sounds like it would make my pallate happy.
    QOTD: Journey. Yes, the band Journey. How can you not like the absolute dorkiness of this band? And Steve Perry’s voice? Come on! Not the greatest songs by a long shot, but something about Perry’s voice and Neil Schon on guitar (he was in Santana, you know) make it work.

  • Erik Wait

    How much oak is “too much”? Is it diminishing the fruit of the wine? Is it overbearing? Does it dominate the wine? Or is it merely a key characteristic that YOU don’t particularly care for? I have been to Trinitas, loved their wines.

    GO RAIDERS!

  • Erik Wait

    How much oak is “too much”? Is it diminishing the fruit of the wine? Is it overbearing? Does it dominate the wine? Or is it merely a key characteristic that YOU don’t particularly care for? I have been to Trinitas, loved their wines.

    GO RAIDERS!

  • Anonymous

    QOTD: Top Gun.

  • Phredd

    QOTD: Top Gun.

  • John__J

    qotd vin jaunes
    & Gary, it would be great to see you have one on the show one day

  • John J

    qotd vin jaunes
    & Gary, it would be great to see you have one on the show one day

  • brooklyni

    nice … getting “serious”

  • donutcrisis

    OMG. Frack LA!

  • corkscrew

    Love a good Zin, have not had these, always wanted to try the Pennino. QOTD-not in print… http://www.winelx.com

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