EP 256 Guess Who’s Back, Gary’s Back!

Gary returns “LIVE” after a nice long vacation and tries to clean up yesterday’s mess.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2003 Fiddlehead Pinot Noir 728Other California Pinot Noir
2004 Argyle Pinot Noir NuthouseOregon Pinot Noir
2005 Erna Schein Jersey BoyNapa Red Meritage

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A dumb Rhein king

haha, give the oak monster shirts props one day and then complain about them the next :D

QOTD: I don't know if I can remember what I had in 2007, but this week I had a Greek Moschofilero by Boutari. It was very good. The worst wine was a cab from Cavas Submarinas. It tasted like wet musty cardboard. It could be TCA even though the cork was synthetic.

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  • Kraemer

    Great to have you back Gary! I introduced your show to my girlfriend today and she absolutely adores you! As a matter of fact, I don’t think you two should meet ;-) Hehe.

    QOTD: On a whim I decided to take a short trip to Napa and had two solid days of wine tasting at various vineyards and the Chefs Market downtown. The best of the bunch this weekend was J Vineyards 2003 Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir along with Bell Vineyards 2000 Syrah. I had the Pinot paired with Duck Sausage Pissaladiere and the Syrah paired with a marvlous pepper crusted pork tenderloin (with a nice port reduction). Deeeeeeee’lish!

    The worst: Duckhorn 2006 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc. While it started off wonderfully crisp, fruit forward, and acidic, it left a horrible metallic aftertaste which tainted everything I tried afterwards for hours.

    Weeeeeeeee!

  • Kraemer

    Great to have you back Gary! I introduced your show to my girlfriend today and she absolutely adores you! As a matter of fact, I don’t think you two should meet ;-) Hehe.

    QOTD: On a whim I decided to take a short trip to Napa and had two solid days of wine tasting at various vineyards and the Chefs Market downtown. The best of the bunch this weekend was J Vineyards 2003 Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir along with Bell Vineyards 2000 Syrah. I had the Pinot paired with Duck Sausage Pissaladiere and the Syrah paired with a marvlous pepper crusted pork tenderloin (with a nice port reduction). Deeeeeeee’lish!

    The worst: Duckhorn 2006 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc. While it started off wonderfully crisp, fruit forward, and acidic, it left a horrible metallic aftertaste which tainted everything I tried afterwards for hours.

    Weeeeeeeee!

  • mcj

    QOTD: The Best – Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2006

    The Worst – Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2006

    Been sick recently, so only one bottle in the past two weeks. :-) Shame I have to call it the worst, though, as it was really quite good.

  • mcj

    QOTD: The Best – Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2006

    The Worst – Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2006

    Been sick recently, so only one bottle in the past two weeks. :-) Shame I have to call it the worst, though, as it was really quite good.

  • http://wine.com/ Kathleen

    I just stumbled upon this great video of the Nantucket Wine Festival. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

    http://nantucket.plumtv.com/videos/wine_festival_2007_highlights

  • http://wine.com Kathleen

    I just stumbled upon this great video of the Nantucket Wine Festival. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

    http://nantucket.plumtv.com/videos/wine_festival_2007_highlights

  • Frank

    Best wine in the last 2 weeks: Jarvis Lake William 2002(maybe the best in the last 2 years)

    Worst wine in the last 2 weeks: Bodegas Montecillo Gran Riserva 1998

  • Frank

    Best wine in the last 2 weeks: Jarvis Lake William 2002(maybe the best in the last 2 years)

    Worst wine in the last 2 weeks: Bodegas Montecillo Gran Riserva 1998

  • Ken B.

    Gary,

    Great to have you back! QOTD: I haven’t had anything that I would consider really good in the last two weeks. Very disappointing.

    Ken B.

  • Ken B.

    Gary,

    Great to have you back! QOTD: I haven’t had anything that I would consider really good in the last two weeks. Very disappointing.

    Ken B.

  • yowens44

    GV welcome back! Sorry about the 0-3 tasting. QOTD: seriously, a smoking loon viognier. solid bootle, bout 8 bones.

  • yowens44

    GV welcome back! Sorry about the 0-3 tasting. QOTD: seriously, a smoking loon viognier. solid bootle, bout 8 bones.

  • http://idontreallyknow.net/ Shadowbird

    No new wines over the last two weeks. I almost got a glass of Sangiovese at Olive Garden Thursday afternoon, but I decided against it ultimately, as I was going to a church retreat. lol

  • http://idontreallyknow.net Shadowbird

    No new wines over the last two weeks. I almost got a glass of Sangiovese at Olive Garden Thursday afternoon, but I decided against it ultimately, as I was going to a church retreat. lol

  • msb2ncsu

    QOTD…
    Best: 2004 Accordini Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso. Had it at a new chic Italian restaurant in town that we fell in love with so it could be a tad biased.
    Worst: Some house wine at a random restaurant outside of San Juan… what was I thinking.

  • msb2ncsu

    QOTD…
    Best: 2004 Accordini Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso. Had it at a new chic Italian restaurant in town that we fell in love with so it could be a tad biased.
    Worst: Some house wine at a random restaurant outside of San Juan… what was I thinking.

  • thkorent

    QOTD: Best: Planeta Merlot 2002 (Sicily)
    Worst: Italian table wine in Molise (red, no further specification)

  • thkorent

    QOTD: Best: Planeta Merlot 2002 (Sicily)
    Worst: Italian table wine in Molise (red, no further specification)

  • http://erdelynet.com/ Mike Erdely

    Gary, Welcome back!

    I’ve had a link on my site since I started watching. I even mention you in one of my posts from my Hawaii trip!
    http://erdelynet.com/personal/hawaii07/day-3-wed-jun-7/

    QOTD: Best: Toss up – Gunderloch â??Jean Baptisteâ? Reisling (don’t remember the year) or Zenato Valpolicella â??Ripassaâ?? 2004
    QOTD: Worst: Plum Wine Sake

    Check out the wine story from this dinner: http://erdelynet.com/personal/hawaii07/day-5-sat-jun-9/

  • http://erdelynet.com/ Mike Erdely

    Gary, Welcome back!

    I’ve had a link on my site since I started watching. I even mention you in one of my posts from my Hawaii trip!
    http://erdelynet.com/personal/hawaii07/day-3-wed-jun-7/

    QOTD: Best: Toss up – Gunderloch â??Jean Baptisteâ? Reisling (don’t remember the year) or Zenato Valpolicella â??Ripassaâ?? 2004
    QOTD: Worst: Plum Wine Sake

    Check out the wine story from this dinner: http://erdelynet.com/personal/hawaii07/day-5-sat-jun-9/

  • http://erdelynet.com/ Mike Erdely

    Dang. I posted a comment and it disappeared. Second try.

    I’ve had a subtle link to your site since I started watching. I even mentioned you on my Hawaii Trip Log:
    http://erdelynet.com/personal/hawaii07/day-3-wed-jun-7/

    QOTD: Best: Tossup Gunderloch â??Jean Baptisteâ? Reisling (didn’t note the year) or Zenato Valpolicella â??Ripassaâ?? 2004
    QOTD: Worst: Some Plum Sake

    Check out this bad wine experience story:
    http://erdelynet.com/personal/hawaii07/day-5-sat-jun-9/

  • http://erdelynet.com/ Mike Erdely

    Dang. I posted a comment and it disappeared. Second try.

    I’ve had a subtle link to your site since I started watching. I even mentioned you on my Hawaii Trip Log:
    http://erdelynet.com/personal/hawaii07/day-3-wed-jun-7/

    QOTD: Best: Tossup Gunderloch â??Jean Baptisteâ? Reisling (didn’t note the year) or Zenato Valpolicella â??Ripassaâ?? 2004
    QOTD: Worst: Some Plum Sake

    Check out this bad wine experience story:
    http://erdelynet.com/personal/hawaii07/day-5-sat-jun-9/

  • shaggy D

    I had a fantastic German Riesling , cant remember the producer. welcome back GV.

  • shaggy D

    I had a fantastic German Riesling , cant remember the producer. welcome back GV.

  • JayZee

    Welcome back, Kotter, er, Gary! QOTD: Best wine in the last couple of weeks was the 2003 Garretson Reliquary Red. Thanks again, to Ian and GV.

  • JayZee

    Welcome back, Kotter, er, Gary! QOTD: Best wine in the last couple of weeks was the 2003 Garretson Reliquary Red. Thanks again, to Ian and GV.

  • Daniel Rymer

    QOTD: I wouldn’t say it was in the best wine category, but something new and still pretty good – Spier 2007 Chenin Blanc. Worst was Rolling 2005 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon — Do not drink this wine. I swear, 2 barely drinkable glasses and I had a serious headache the next day. Normally that’s a 8 glass requirement. :) Too bad it was the only wine at the party… I should have had the budweiser.

  • Daniel Rymer

    QOTD: I wouldn’t say it was in the best wine category, but something new and still pretty good – Spier 2007 Chenin Blanc. Worst was Rolling 2005 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon — Do not drink this wine. I swear, 2 barely drinkable glasses and I had a serious headache the next day. Normally that’s a 8 glass requirement. :) Too bad it was the only wine at the party… I should have had the budweiser.

  • desmaic

    pitty .. i hear the 04 argyle nuthouse is a little tight and young… (it was just bottled recently too) however the ’03 is drinking like a freegin’ champ right now….but good luck finding it i know of only one place it’s available.
    there is no e at the end of Oregon …. “Oreegone????” them are fighting words and a serious party foul here in the green state….

  • desmaic

    pitty .. i hear the 04 argyle nuthouse is a little tight and young… (it was just bottled recently too) however the ’03 is drinking like a freegin’ champ right now….but good luck finding it i know of only one place it’s available.
    there is no e at the end of Oregon …. “Oreegone????” them are fighting words and a serious party foul here in the green state….

  • John Odell

    Best wine – Silver Oak cab 2003

    Worst – Horton Norton 2005 (Virginia)

    JO in NJ

  • John Odell

    Best wine – Silver Oak cab 2003

    Worst – Horton Norton 2005 (Virginia)

    JO in NJ

  • The Fanjestic

    I’ve been interested in trying the Fiddlehead for awhile now, I’m actually more interested in it now that Gary gave it an 89. Even though he said it’s a pass, it’s a high enough score for a Cali Pinot to warrant spending $30+ in my opinion.

  • The Fanjestic

    I’ve been interested in trying the Fiddlehead for awhile now, I’m actually more interested in it now that Gary gave it an 89. Even though he said it’s a pass, it’s a high enough score for a Cali Pinot to warrant spending $30+ in my opinion.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    0-3 after that trip? Ouch. Sorry Gary. At least I can thank you for tasting the wines so we dont have to! QOTD: The only wine ive had in the last 2 weeks was a taste of the Charles Shaw Chardonnay. Year doesnt matter since it was awful. I have to get my parents drinking better wine….. Well if the year does matter it was the 2001.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    0-3 after that trip? Ouch. Sorry Gary. At least I can thank you for tasting the wines so we dont have to! QOTD: The only wine ive had in the last 2 weeks was a taste of the Charles Shaw Chardonnay. Year doesnt matter since it was awful. I have to get my parents drinking better wine….. Well if the year does matter it was the 2001.

  • richardvinifera

    QOTD-
    Best wine: Schloss Johannisberg 2005 Riesling Kabinett, £12, great minerality and balance.
    Worst wine: Vins de Vienne 2006 Condrieu (Yves Cuilleron, François Villard and Pierre Gaillard) supposedly c. £25 reduced to £13 in Tesco (the Wal Mart of the UK!) it was off balanced, bitter finish.

  • richardvinifera

    QOTD-
    Best wine: Schloss Johannisberg 2005 Riesling Kabinett, £12, great minerality and balance.
    Worst wine: Vins de Vienne 2006 Condrieu (Yves Cuilleron, François Villard and Pierre Gaillard) supposedly c. £25 reduced to £13 in Tesco (the Wal Mart of the UK!) it was off balanced, bitter finish.

  • John__J

    qotd best was louis jadot puligny-montrachet ’05. worst was a backhouse cab sav.

    a vin jaune on the show would be a great way to start off the new year Gary.

  • John J

    qotd best was louis jadot puligny-montrachet ’05. worst was a backhouse cab sav.

    a vin jaune on the show would be a great way to start off the new year Gary.

  • corkscrew

    Have had the Nuthouse (05) good stuff, and Jersey Boy before, like Behrens and Hitchcock wines before spilt up. QOTD-don't remember what I drank 3 yrs ago.. http://www.winelx.com

  • A dumb Rhein king

    haha, give the oak monster shirts props one day and then complain about them the next :D

    QOTD: I don't know if I can remember what I had in 2007, but this week I had a Greek Moschofilero by Boutari. It was very good. The worst wine was a cab from Cavas Submarinas. It tasted like wet musty cardboard. It could be TCA even though the cork was synthetic.

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