EP 248 90 Point Wine Values

Gary Vaynerchuk tastes 4 wines scored 90 points by Parker, Spectator, Wine Enthusiast ect and are under $20.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2005 Trevor Jones Virgin ChardonnayAustralian Chardonnay
2003 Silverado MerlotNapa Merlot
2005 Zabrin AttecaOther Spanish Red Wine
2005 Marquis Philips Sarah’s BlendAustralian Red Meritage

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Douglas

Dbl blind is my favorite, go with the flow and shoot from the hip.

Tags: 90 points, Atteca, Australian, chardonnay, merlot, red meritage, red wines, review, Video, white wines, wine, wines

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  • Dennis Cox

    QOD: Leave the show as is. We get enough people pushing their particular wines. Also, we would never know about crappy wine. Why would Gary drink something that he knows he doesn’t like? We need to know the bad along with the good. Also, he may not like the wine, but he gives an honest description. Maybe I would like that style that he is not so fond of.

    Gary, thanks for drinking the dreck, so we don’t have to.

  • Jeff

    Gary, After the episode earlier this week, I’m a little bit afraid to win the contest and go to California with you. :)

    QOTD: I love the variety that the show has now but if you had a show where you’ve had and liked the wines, that would be ok once in awhile. Mostly cause I enjoy seeing what you DON’T like as well as one’s you do.

  • Jeff

    Gary, After the episode earlier this week, I’m a little bit afraid to win the contest and go to California with you. :)

    QOTD: I love the variety that the show has now but if you had a show where you’ve had and liked the wines, that would be ok once in awhile. Mostly cause I enjoy seeing what you DON’T like as well as one’s you do.

  • Martijn

    QOTD: I am interested in both. Please maintain a balance between wines you have never tried before and include the wines you have tried and liked. You have the opportunity to try so many more wines than the rest of us; I value such experience. As much as I respect and enjoy reading reviews by the layperson, a person like yourself has the unique benefit of having tried wines most people don’t have access to, expanding the depth and scale of your tasting experience. Ultimately however, I value the choice that makes you happiest. What keeps you excited and interested is what makes the show enjoyable for us to watch.

  • Martijn

    QOTD: I am interested in both. Please maintain a balance between wines you have never tried before and include the wines you have tried and liked. You have the opportunity to try so many more wines than the rest of us; I value such experience. As much as I respect and enjoy reading reviews by the layperson, a person like yourself has the unique benefit of having tried wines most people don’t have access to, expanding the depth and scale of your tasting experience. Ultimately however, I value the choice that makes you happiest. What keeps you excited and interested is what makes the show enjoyable for us to watch.

  • mcj

    QOTD: I like how you’re doing it now, but I also wouldn’t mind if you slipped in the occasional outside recommendation.

  • mcj

    QOTD: I like how you’re doing it now, but I also wouldn’t mind if you slipped in the occasional outside recommendation.

  • Wine Lush

    I like you tasting the wine for the first time, keep it real. No preconceptons! You can only rate them, it’s for us to decide if they are for us off of your comments. I would like to see more unique grapes, Sardinia, Canary Islands, Mexico, Greece etc. It’s all about educatiion! You’re rockin’ it Gary keep it up!!! I’d be over at Parker’s forum if I wanted someone to tell me what they think I should drink because they already had and liked it. Keep it real!

  • Wine Lush

    I like you tasting the wine for the first time, keep it real. No preconceptons! You can only rate them, it’s for us to decide if they are for us off of your comments. I would like to see more unique grapes, Sardinia, Canary Islands, Mexico, Greece etc. It’s all about educatiion! You’re rockin’ it Gary keep it up!!! I’d be over at Parker’s forum if I wanted someone to tell me what they think I should drink because they already had and liked it. Keep it real!

  • Michael H

    QOTD: Keep the current format. It definitely keeps original, unbiased reactions coming in. Occasionally, if you drink a wine that really brings the thunder (and you don’t mind passing the info on to us), share that and your tasting commentary on the show — b/c it always helps trainees like us look for certain aromas on the nose and certain tastes on the palate…

  • Michael H

    QOTD: Keep the current format. It definitely keeps original, unbiased reactions coming in. Occasionally, if you drink a wine that really brings the thunder (and you don’t mind passing the info on to us), share that and your tasting commentary on the show — b/c it always helps trainees like us look for certain aromas on the nose and certain tastes on the palate…

  • MrTC

    QOTD: Please please please keep the current format. Unless you’re very good at kidding everyone, I doubt that your excitement about tasting wines unknown to yourself could be replicated in a ‘Gary recommends’ type of show.

  • MrTC

    QOTD: Please please please keep the current format. Unless you’re very good at kidding everyone, I doubt that your excitement about tasting wines unknown to yourself could be replicated in a ‘Gary recommends’ type of show.

  • aaronT

    keep it real. it helps to learn about ways a wine can “fail” before you really understand how other wines “succeed”

  • aaronT

    keep it real. it helps to learn about ways a wine can “fail” before you really understand how other wines “succeed”

  • JayZee

    QOTD: I guess I prefer the WLTV episodes where you have NOT tasted the wines. Frankly, it is kind of fun to watch you be surprised about how good a wine is or to go off on a rant about how bad a wine might be.

  • JayZee

    QOTD: I guess I prefer the WLTV episodes where you have NOT tasted the wines. Frankly, it is kind of fun to watch you be surprised about how good a wine is or to go off on a rant about how bad a wine might be.

  • http://tv.tintorecords.com/ Nico

    QOTD: I also prefer how you have been doing the episodes, where you also have no t tasted the wines. It’s especially cool when you focus in on a cool theme like you did with Brunellos ;-)

    Rock on!

  • http://tv.tintorecords.com Nico

    QOTD: I also prefer how you have been doing the episodes, where you also have no t tasted the wines. It’s especially cool when you focus in on a cool theme like you did with Brunellos ;-)

    Rock on!

  • WPROC

    I was able to try the 2005 Zabrin Atteca. The first GV reviewed wine I was able to find at my local wine shop. I could taste HiC grape juice to start, I wonder if that Gary could smell or thought was fake. I liked it, and thought Gary’s descriptions were close to what I could taste. The only thing is, I SHELLED OUT 18 BONES for this wine. 5-6 bucks more than what I could have ordered it for from Wine Library….whats up with that? Hey Gary, what kind of WWF choke hold you got on the the market?

  • WPROC

    I was able to try the 2005 Zabrin Atteca. The first GV reviewed wine I was able to find at my local wine shop. I could taste HiC grape juice to start, I wonder if that Gary could smell or thought was fake. I liked it, and thought Gary’s descriptions were close to what I could taste. The only thing is, I SHELLED OUT 18 BONES for this wine. 5-6 bucks more than what I could have ordered it for from Wine Library….whats up with that? Hey Gary, what kind of WWF choke hold you got on the the market?

  • http://corkd.com/people/ibrahimss Sam I

    QOD: I like the format the way it is. That doesn’t mean a balance wouldn’t be nice and frankly I would like to see episodes that have no tasting at all involved but are purely educational about a varietal or region etc.

  • http://corkd.com/people/ibrahimss Sam I

    QOD: I like the format the way it is. That doesn’t mean a balance wouldn’t be nice and frankly I would like to see episodes that have no tasting at all involved but are purely educational about a varietal or region etc.

  • redfrog

    GV – Obviously, going back through the old ones today. I absolutely prefer you tasting new wines for yourself. I think it adds a lot to the show when you find ones you don’t like. Sometimes a “NO” is just as good as a “Yes”. I think you should do the “Gary recommends” section on the Wine Library site.

    Another great show, please keep pushing everyone to try new stuff!!

  • redfrog

    GV – Obviously, going back through the old ones today. I absolutely prefer you tasting new wines for yourself. I think it adds a lot to the show when you find ones you don’t like. Sometimes a “NO” is just as good as a “Yes”. I think you should do the “Gary recommends” section on the Wine Library site.

    Another great show, please keep pushing everyone to try new stuff!!

  • cheech

    Dude , you remind me of howard stern but with the wine world and potentially bigger than him, okay you know that , anyway, thank you for the shows, you are doing a wonderful job, oh make the links much bigger to be able to join the monthly orders of your wines, peace and thanks,
    Brett

  • cheech

    Dude , you remind me of howard stern but with the wine world and potentially bigger than him, okay you know that , anyway, thank you for the shows, you are doing a wonderful job, oh make the links much bigger to be able to join the monthly orders of your wines, peace and thanks,
    Brett

  • Dantt

    Trevor Jones Virgin Chardonnay:

    I have always liked your show and trusted your palate. I am beginning to wonder if we are drinking the same wines.
    Trevor jones – no oak, not sweet, great acidity, lots of citrus, a perfect wine with fresh seafood.

    Regaleali Nero D Avola – Simple, pleasant, not up to snuff with it’s Nero competition but no off-scent or garbage nose.

    Your unappreciation of over the top fruit bombs is not warranted. Take the 2005 Writers Block Lake County Zinfandel. Way over the top strawberry flavor, Yummy.

  • Dantt

    Trevor Jones Virgin Chardonnay:

    I have always liked your show and trusted your palate. I am beginning to wonder if we are drinking the same wines.
    Trevor jones – no oak, not sweet, great acidity, lots of citrus, a perfect wine with fresh seafood.

    Regaleali Nero D Avola – Simple, pleasant, not up to snuff with it’s Nero competition but no off-scent or garbage nose.

    Your unappreciation of over the top fruit bombs is not warranted. Take the 2005 Writers Block Lake County Zinfandel. Way over the top strawberry flavor, Yummy.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    QOTD: Keep the show as it is. I like the unpredictable nature of the show. Most of the time you havent tried that exact wine, so its fun to see you gab about the winery and years past then dig into it. Though I must plead….More dessert wines!!!!

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    QOTD: Keep the show as it is. I like the unpredictable nature of the show. Most of the time you havent tried that exact wine, so its fun to see you gab about the winery and years past then dig into it. Though I must plead….More dessert wines!!!!

  • http://liyvn.com/ Rob

    I’m sitting down with a bottle of 2003 Silverado Merlot tonight and I get a super strong cigar on the bouquet as well as the first flavors. Not sure if that’s just what another year of aging has done to it but it’s a tough flavor to miss. The finish is super smooth with hints of chocolate.

    Here in NH it’s up to $29 but still well worth it.

  • http://liyvn.com Rob

    I’m sitting down with a bottle of 2003 Silverado Merlot tonight and I get a super strong cigar on the bouquet as well as the first flavors. Not sure if that’s just what another year of aging has done to it but it’s a tough flavor to miss. The finish is super smooth with hints of chocolate.

    Here in NH it’s up to $29 but still well worth it.

  • looper

    Wish I saw this live when you were giving out wristbands!!

  • looper

    Wish I saw this live when you were giving out wristbands!!

  • Adrian

    Keep the current format…..it’s better as no one knows how the outcome will be plus it is more interesting and fun.

  • Adrian

    Keep the current format…..it’s better as no one knows how the outcome will be plus it is more interesting and fun.

  • Anonymous

    QOTD: A little late to weigh-in, but I just wanted to say I like the unknown format. Gives you a chance to say what you really think without as much preconception. Not that you’ve ever been afraid to speak your mind, it is just harder to review “against” yourself.

  • Phredd

    QOTD: A little late to weigh-in, but I just wanted to say I like the unknown format. Gives you a chance to say what you really think without as much preconception. Not that you’ve ever been afraid to speak your mind, it is just harder to review “against” yourself.

  • Mikeeeee

    QOTD: I don’t oppose either, but favor the new wines. (new to you, they’re all new to me!)

  • Mikeeeee

    QOTD: I don’t oppose either, but favor the new wines. (new to you, they’re all new to me!)

  • http://palatematch.com/blog/ dcpatton

    QOTD: Either format works for me. However, have you considered doing more double-blind tastings to really mix it up?

  • http://palatematch.com/blog/ dcpatton

    QOTD: Either format works for me. However, have you considered doing more double-blind tastings to really mix it up?

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/W7EMJLGMF3PYD3A273TYMEFIS4 Douglas

    Dbl blind is my favorite, go with the flow and shoot from the hip.

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