EP 306 California Chardonnay and Questions.

Gary resets after the whole Vayniac wine. We do some questions and taste some Chardonnay.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2005 Chappellet Chardonnay NapaNapa Chardonnay
2003 Vineyard 7 & 8 Vineyard 8 Chardonnay ReserveNapa Chardonnay

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  • msb2ncsu

    QOTD: Fruit, especially berries… for almost all of my 28 years I’ve hated all fruit but apples, peaches, and oranges. I think the palate training episode did a lot for me rethinking what I like/dislike and why. I mean I always loved certain fruit flavors but never the fruit in the flesh and that just didn’t make sense (I would only eat a blueberry muffin if it had imitation blueberry bits). It seems my preconceived notions were simply so strong that I convinced myself each bite was going to suck and therefore it did. I just had my second ever actual cherry just this month. That is just insane. I said “screw it” and just started eating things… low and behold I like them! Kiwi, cherries, blueberries, mango, figs, pineapple, etc. However, I do draw the line at bananas… those are just disgusting!

  • msb2ncsu

    QOTD: Fruit, especially berries… for almost all of my 28 years I’ve hated all fruit but apples, peaches, and oranges. I think the palate training episode did a lot for me rethinking what I like/dislike and why. I mean I always loved certain fruit flavors but never the fruit in the flesh and that just didn’t make sense (I would only eat a blueberry muffin if it had imitation blueberry bits). It seems my preconceived notions were simply so strong that I convinced myself each bite was going to suck and therefore it did. I just had my second ever actual cherry just this month. That is just insane. I said “screw it” and just started eating things… low and behold I like them! Kiwi, cherries, blueberries, mango, figs, pineapple, etc. However, I do draw the line at bananas… those are just disgusting!

  • http://www.stylegourmet.com/wine Elliot Essman

    New discovery? Tokaji.

  • http://www.stylegourmet.com/wine Elliot Essman

    New discovery? Tokaji.

  • SoCal

    QOTD: My 9 day old niece I was visiting in LA this week. (That is why I have been off the boards and the WLTV train for a while)

  • SoCal

    QOTD: My 9 day old niece I was visiting in LA this week. (That is why I have been off the boards and the WLTV train for a while)

  • yowens

    Always love to chill couch episodes. QOTD: That I like my inlaws.

  • yowens

    Always love to chill couch episodes. QOTD: That I like my inlaws.

  • http://www.KosherCuvee.com/ rafi schutzer http://www.Koshe

    Gary, for someone with your powers of discernment, I can’t believe you haven’t sent back that bobble-head. The bobble head looks NOTHING like you! Send it back and tell them you do want one. Only it can’t look like a generic 6 O’clock news anchor man.

  • http://www.KosherCuvee.com rafi schutzer http://www.KosherCuvee.com

    Gary, for someone with your powers of discernment, I can’t believe you haven’t sent back that bobble-head. The bobble head looks NOTHING like you! Send it back and tell them you do want one. Only it can’t look like a generic 6 O’clock news anchor man.

  • Dougie

    GARY i love your show!
    BRINGIN THE THUNDER TO MY COMPY9000
    i can’t thank you enough for giving us a wine i would never have an op like that from anyone else.
    don’t stop wachadoin i mean you got a guy to eat fruit up there… DAMN lol

  • Dougie

    GARY i love your show!
    BRINGIN THE THUNDER TO MY COMPY9000
    i can’t thank you enough for giving us a wine i would never have an op like that from anyone else.
    don’t stop wachadoin i mean you got a guy to eat fruit up there… DAMN lol

  • http://www.myspace.com/theeimpossiblmusikpage Craig Owen

    Got WAY behind on my WLTV viewing, so this is coming in late, but…

    QOTD: Persephone’s Bees. Great indie-pop band out of Oakland, with a female, Russian-born & raised lead singer.

  • http://www.myspace.com/theeimpossiblmusikpage Craig Owen

    Got WAY behind on my WLTV viewing, so this is coming in late, but…

    QOTD: Persephone’s Bees. Great indie-pop band out of Oakland, with a female, Russian-born & raised lead singer.

  • Theo

    Just got back from Napa, was on Spring Mountain, and it seems that Vineyard 7&8 is the laughing stock of not only Spring Mtn, but Napa and Sonoma. They were digging their caves, and they went over some type of hot thermal pocket, and now their cave has to be air conditioned. Not quite the idea of a cave?? Also, the cave comes out on the other side of the mountain, and they had all the glass up, but then there was some type of problem, and they had to redo it all. They have been working on it for over 3 years straight, and still no winery. Maybe you like them because the owner is some NY business man who purchased the wineryâ?¦.unseen. Enjoy the show. GO RAMS.

  • Theo

    Just got back from Napa, was on Spring Mountain, and it seems that Vineyard 7&8 is the laughing stock of not only Spring Mtn, but Napa and Sonoma. They were digging their caves, and they went over some type of hot thermal pocket, and now their cave has to be air conditioned. Not quite the idea of a cave?? Also, the cave comes out on the other side of the mountain, and they had all the glass up, but then there was some type of problem, and they had to redo it all. They have been working on it for over 3 years straight, and still no winery. Maybe you like them because the owner is some NY business man who purchased the wineryâ?¦.unseen. Enjoy the show. GO RAMS.

  • vivaitalia

    I long have been a victim of pre-conceived notions. I thought they were all heavily oaked buttery garbage. Having gone out and tried some of the naked Chard’s, I have definitely found a new white grape to love.

  • vivaitalia

    I long have been a victim of pre-conceived notions. I thought they were all heavily oaked buttery garbage. Having gone out and tried some of the naked Chard’s, I have definitely found a new white grape to love.

  • jaye

    Finally watching this almost a week later . . . Gary, such a touching and personal episode today (even though the wines didn’t deliver). Thank you for that. Your wrap-up was very special. Thanks for all you do!

  • jaye

    Finally watching this almost a week later . . . Gary, such a touching and personal episode today (even though the wines didn’t deliver). Thank you for that. Your wrap-up was very special. Thanks for all you do!

  • BelgianBeerMistress

    Just getting around to this too – and since I’m hosting a Sonoma Valley Chard tasting tomorrow, I am glad I watched! QOTD: my new discovery is sewing. Yes, that’s right, sewing. I have been interested in fashion for quite awhile. Finally bought a machine about 2 years ago, and have slowly become a better sewer. In fact, I’m wearing my most successful skirt creation right now!

  • BelgianBeerMistress

    Just getting around to this too – and since I’m hosting a Sonoma Valley Chard tasting tomorrow, I am glad I watched! QOTD: my new discovery is sewing. Yes, that’s right, sewing. I have been interested in fashion for quite awhile. Finally bought a machine about 2 years ago, and have slowly become a better sewer. In fact, I’m wearing my most successful skirt creation right now!

  • Derek F

    QOTD…WLTV

    Thanks for everything gary, I am only going to buy wine if it comes in a bottle with shoulders….WHAT A GREAT TIP!!!!

  • Derek F

    QOTD…WLTV

    Thanks for everything gary, I am only going to buy wine if it comes in a bottle with shoulders….WHAT A GREAT TIP!!!!

  • http://flossyourmind.com/ Raffi

    I’m with Mott on Springsteen. This from another jersey boy. I’d rather listen to Skid Row (also new Jersey). and probably one of the best musicians to come out of New Jersey (even if he was born elsewhere) George Clinton.

  • http://flossyourmind.com Raffi

    I’m with Mott on Springsteen. This from another jersey boy. I’d rather listen to Skid Row (also new Jersey). and probably one of the best musicians to come out of New Jersey (even if he was born elsewhere) George Clinton.

  • tarheel17

    QOTD: stinky cheese. I used to hate it. Now that I realize it goes well with fruit (which I love) and with Port (which I’m really getting in to) it’s a staple in my fridge!
    QOTD2: Not being able to play ultimate frisbee is not the end of the world. I used to be obsessed. I’ve cooled down a little, and will play when I have time, inclination, and feel healthy. No more surgeries for me, thank you very much.

  • tarheel17

    QOTD: stinky cheese. I used to hate it. Now that I realize it goes well with fruit (which I love) and with Port (which I’m really getting in to) it’s a staple in my fridge!
    QOTD2: Not being able to play ultimate frisbee is not the end of the world. I used to be obsessed. I’ve cooled down a little, and will play when I have time, inclination, and feel healthy. No more surgeries for me, thank you very much.

  • PeteV

    YOU!!!

  • PeteV

    YOU!!!

  • Adam

    The last minute of this episode is phenominal. I hate use that cheesy, cheesy word “inspirational” but it is. Best QOTD ever. I now ask myself this QOTD everyday and it enhances my life.

  • Adam

    The last minute of this episode is phenominal. I hate use that cheesy, cheesy word “inspirational” but it is. Best QOTD ever. I now ask myself this QOTD everyday and it enhances my life.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Another classic in my mind. I love the rants. I feel like a Gary rant a day keeps me alive. As nerdy as that sounds, I enjoy someone ripping another person who deserves it, like when you rant about snobbery. QOTD: WLTV. Since I started collecting wines about a year ago, I only bought dessert and ice wines. Thanks to this show Ive been able to take a few chances and try some things other than sweets that ive found interesting enough to try again and hopefully like. Ive also added different types of wines (sherry, docetto) to my to-do list. I woulent have this without WLTV. Thank you for everything, Gary. Keep it up.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Another classic in my mind. I love the rants. I feel like a Gary rant a day keeps me alive. As nerdy as that sounds, I enjoy someone ripping another person who deserves it, like when you rant about snobbery. QOTD: WLTV. Since I started collecting wines about a year ago, I only bought dessert and ice wines. Thanks to this show Ive been able to take a few chances and try some things other than sweets that ive found interesting enough to try again and hopefully like. Ive also added different types of wines (sherry, docetto) to my to-do list. I woulent have this without WLTV. Thank you for everything, Gary. Keep it up.

  • Adrian aka AnGkEr

    GV…I think that getting the reviews or pts from other reviewers besides RP, ST, WS, WE etc might give us the viewers to actually see which critic or reviewer our palettes agree with…….and great show as always……

  • Adrian aka AnGkEr

    GV…I think that getting the reviews or pts from other reviewers besides RP, ST, WS, WE etc might give us the viewers to actually see which critic or reviewer our palettes agree with…….and great show as always……

  • John_Kenneth_J

    Qotd: Any new music or new wines I come across, right now it's vin jaune wines.

  • corkscrew

    Chappellet makes good stuff with their Reds. Not had the other one. http://www.winelx.com

  • YourNickIsTaken

    QOTD: South African pinotage

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