EP 266 Serious Cabernet Sauvignon Taste Off

Gary Vaynerchuk tries 4 California Cabernet Sauvignon’s and gives his two cents on each in hopes you will do the same. Gary is also cooling off after yesterday’s episode.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2004 Chappellet Signature Napa Cabernet SauvignonNapa Cabernet
2003 Salvestrin Cabernet SauvignonNapa Cabernet
2003 Mount Veeder Reserve Cabernet SauvignonNapa Cabernet
2004 Coup De Foudre Cabernet SauvignonNapa Cabernet

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QOTD: My boy Jay

Tags: cabernet, california, napa, red wines, review, Video, wines

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  • Evan

    I had my suspicions about CDF when I heard Winn was involved. It sounds fun, but sort of too lavish and time-serving, capitalizing on the mass affluent who line up for Winn’s casino and just giving them what they want, i.e. candy. I’d still like to try it. Sounds great with… chocolate!

  • Neil D

    I had the ’02 Chappellet Cabernet Sauvignon way back on ’05 camping out under a bridge near the Washington/Canada border, so i can’t really remember if it was any good. It was fun though!

    Question: Charles De Gaulle or Hunter S. Thompson

    You da man Don, be good.

  • Neil D

    I had the ’02 Chappellet Cabernet Sauvignon way back on ’05 camping out under a bridge near the Washington/Canada border, so i can’t really remember if it was any good. It was fun though!

    Question: Charles De Gaulle or Hunter S. Thompson

    You da man Don, be good.

  • joebot

    Nice eye opener Gary! Just goes to show,that high cost and snobby labels, don’t always equal a great wine(2003 Mount Veeder Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon $66.00!).
    All the best to Don!

    JB

  • joebot

    Nice eye opener Gary! Just goes to show,that high cost and snobby labels, don’t always equal a great wine(2003 Mount Veeder Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon $66.00!).
    All the best to Don!

    JB

  • JayZee

    DON: You are in my prayers, man. QOTD: I swear we’ve done this one before, but tonight I will say, Thomas Jefferson. Why? He liked wine and he was brilliant.

  • JayZee

    DON: You are in my prayers, man. QOTD: I swear we’ve done this one before, but tonight I will say, Thomas Jefferson. Why? He liked wine and he was brilliant.

  • Christopher Sean

    I would like to say Godspeed Don, and I hope you get well soon!

  • Christopher Sean

    I would like to say Godspeed Don, and I hope you get well soon!

  • Daniel O

    Thanks for doing this show. I’m always curious to know if those big cult cabs from CA are really worth the $$$. Gary, you rock!

    BTW, what do you do with all the open bottles of wine after you’re done recording the show? It would be a terrible waste to pour such pricey wines down the sink! Say it ain’t so Gary! Say it ain’t so! LOL

  • Daniel O

    Thanks for doing this show. I’m always curious to know if those big cult cabs from CA are really worth the $$$. Gary, you rock!

    BTW, what do you do with all the open bottles of wine after you’re done recording the show? It would be a terrible waste to pour such pricey wines down the sink! Say it ain’t so Gary! Say it ain’t so! LOL

  • mcj

    QOTD: My wife

  • mcj

    QOTD: My wife

  • ToddF

    Grammar 101, folks – Sauvignons, not Sauvignon’s – plural versus possessive!!

  • ToddF

    Grammar 101, folks – Sauvignons, not Sauvignon’s – plural versus possessive!!

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

    QOD: My girlfriend (or Bono but don’t tell her that)

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

    QOD: My girlfriend (or Bono but don’t tell her that)

  • thefanjestic

    Qotd: My Dad (alive). Even if he wasn’t alive that would still be my choice.

  • thefanjestic

    Qotd: My Dad (alive). Even if he wasn’t alive that would still be my choice.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Don, I wish you the best. I know this is quite late but I hope youre doing great in your life. QOTD: A very special lady friend who shall remain nameless unless dreams become reality.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Don, I wish you the best. I know this is quite late but I hope youre doing great in your life. QOTD: A very special lady friend who shall remain nameless unless dreams become reality.

  • guymandude

    The Cabernet boom had a lot to due with the French paradox as well.
    QOTD; Gaja

  • guymandude

    The Cabernet boom had a lot to due with the French paradox as well.
    QOTD; Gaja

  • Adrian aka AnGkEr

    QOTD: Gary Vay-ner-chuk (living) :)

  • Adrian aka AnGkEr

    QOTD: Gary Vay-ner-chuk (living) :)

  • Anonymous

    QOTD: If I could pick anyone at any time in the world, I would choose my buddy, my pal, my life’s partner: my wife.

    If I *had* to pick a non-family-member, then it would be really fun to tip back a glass of vintage port with Winston Churchill.

  • Phredd

    QOTD: If I could pick anyone at any time in the world, I would choose my buddy, my pal, my life’s partner: my wife.

    If I *had* to pick a non-family-member, then it would be really fun to tip back a glass of vintage port with Winston Churchill.

  • richardvinifera

    QOTD: An idea that springs to mind is to break into a wine store with Bacchus, and strawpedo some Krug (I heard that’s his favourite) before the cops showed up.

  • richardvinifera

    QOTD: An idea that springs to mind is to break into a wine store with Bacchus, and strawpedo some Krug (I heard that’s his favourite) before the cops showed up.

  • John__J

    qotd living Maynard Keenan, dead Thomas Jefferson. couldn’t pick just 1
    Hey Gary, try a vin jaune please-you haven’t!

  • John J

    qotd living Maynard Keenan, dead Thomas Jefferson. couldn’t pick just 1
    Hey Gary, try a vin jaune please-you haven’t!

  • corkscrew

    Have had Chappellet and Mount Veeder..how about had signals… http://www.winelx.com

  • A dumb Rhein king

    lol. Loved the technical difficulty warning.

    QOTD: My buddy Lars and his wife Amy. They went to California to work in the wine industry a few years ago and we haven't had the chance to see them since.

  • A dumb Rhein king

    Hope you're doing better Don!!

  • Anonymous

    QOTD: My boy Jay

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