EP 321 South African Red Wines

Gary Vaynerchuk tastes through 3 South African red wines and gives you his 2 cents!

Wines tasted in this episode:

2005 Peacock Ridge MerlotSouth African Merlot
2005 Seidelberg Pinotage Roland’s ReserveSouth African Pinotage
2004 Rustenberg John X MerrimanSouth African Red Meritage

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corkscrew

Have found South African wines very hit or miss, some have been awful. Not sure a couple years later that they have gotten any better. QOTD-Honeynut Chex http://www.winelx.com

Tags: African, red wines, Video, wine, Wine Tasting, wines, women winemakers

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  • Anthony

    GV…your getting a big woody? That is too much information!!!!

  • Anthony

    GV…your getting a big woody? That is too much information!!!!

  • Matt the Lurker

    QOTD – Raspberry Oak Monster Crunch or maybe Australian Fruit Leather Loops. Oh, also, Tropical Citrus Surprise.

  • Matt the Lurker

    QOTD – Raspberry Oak Monster Crunch or maybe Australian Fruit Leather Loops. Oh, also, Tropical Citrus Surprise.

  • tarheel17

    QOTD: I am in a very small minority, I know, but I really don’t like cereal.

    In a pinch, though, Cookie Crisp makes a great dessert.

  • tarheel17

    QOTD: I am in a very small minority, I know, but I really don’t like cereal.

    In a pinch, though, Cookie Crisp makes a great dessert.

  • Michael H.

    QOTD — Fruity Pebbles. No brainer…

  • Michael H.

    QOTD — Fruity Pebbles. No brainer…

  • HuskerJ

    QOTD

    Hot: Malt-o-Meal mix of chocolate and Maple Brown Sugar
    Cold: Frosted Mini-Wheats

  • HuskerJ

    QOTD

    Hot: Malt-o-Meal mix of chocolate and Maple Brown Sugar
    Cold: Frosted Mini-Wheats

  • VinOrecul

    09:17

    “Im getting quite a powerful woodie”.

    (in a beavis laugh) …he said woodie!

  • VinOrecul

    09:17

    “Im getting quite a powerful woodie”.

    (in a beavis laugh) …he said woodie!

  • Chris Tessari

    Pinotage makes an interesting style of wine. There are many hybrid varietals in America. I would be interested in watching an American-hybrid episode.

  • Chris Tessari

    Pinotage makes an interesting style of wine. There are many hybrid varietals in America. I would be interested in watching an American-hybrid episode.

  • Emily Lane

    addicted to cracklin oat bran
    my new favorite south african wine is mulderbosch’s 2007 barrel fermented chardonnay
    you should review that one!

  • Emily Lane

    addicted to cracklin oat bran
    my new favorite south african wine is mulderbosch’s 2007 barrel fermented chardonnay
    you should review that one!

  • http://www.african-wild-adventures.com/ Claudia

    Gary I don’t know why i discovered this only today cause you did this review a couple of months ago. But I’m sure glad you did because South African wine is amazing. I have travelled a lot and tasted a lot and I still find South African wines are the highest quality and best value for mony. But then I’m biased considering I just adore South Africa.

  • http://www.african-wild-adventures.com Claudia

    Gary I don’t know why i discovered this only today cause you did this review a couple of months ago. But I’m sure glad you did because South African wine is amazing. I have travelled a lot and tasted a lot and I still find South African wines are the highest quality and best value for mony. But then I’m biased considering I just adore South Africa.

  • Buzz

    Enjoyed your SA program. I am a big fan of Rustenberg. The Merriman X is nice and sophisticated and interestingly different from year to year. Their Five Soldiers Chardonnay is my favorite white in the world. Splurge on it and Peter Barlow. Though Barlow is a lay down wine that will improve for many years to come.

  • Buzz

    Enjoyed your SA program. I am a big fan of Rustenberg. The Merriman X is nice and sophisticated and interestingly different from year to year. Their Five Soldiers Chardonnay is my favorite white in the world. Splurge on it and Peter Barlow. Though Barlow is a lay down wine that will improve for many years to come.

  • Logan

    Gotta check out some South African wines!

    QOTD: good not-too-sweetened chunky granola, or Honey Bunches of Oats. Oh yeah.

  • Logan

    Gotta check out some South African wines!

    QOTD: good not-too-sweetened chunky granola, or Honey Bunches of Oats. Oh yeah.

  • CBone

    Yo. I went to Stellenbosch back in 1998, which is a cute little town. I went to a winery called…Rust en Vrede? It was terrific, better than some of the others I went to there. But, it was cool going around there. Beautiful wine country, very dramatic.

    QOTD: Kashi Heart to Heart Oat Flakes & Wild Blueberry Clusters

  • CBone

    Yo. I went to Stellenbosch back in 1998, which is a cute little town. I went to a winery called…Rust en Vrede? It was terrific, better than some of the others I went to there. But, it was cool going around there. Beautiful wine country, very dramatic.

    QOTD: Kashi Heart to Heart Oat Flakes & Wild Blueberry Clusters

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Never had a wine from South Africa but aside from over-oaked wines they sound very interesting and something I need to check out down the line ( theres that promise of mine once again). QOTD: Lucky charms. Classic old school. I love those damn marshmellows. Ive tried buying the cheap generic kind and its just no good. Its got to be the real deal Lucky Charms. But if not Lucky Charms, Cracklin Oat Bran. Both of those I could eat handfuls of out of the box.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Never had a wine from South Africa but aside from over-oaked wines they sound very interesting and something I need to check out down the line ( theres that promise of mine once again). QOTD: Lucky charms. Classic old school. I love those damn marshmellows. Ive tried buying the cheap generic kind and its just no good. Its got to be the real deal Lucky Charms. But if not Lucky Charms, Cracklin Oat Bran. Both of those I could eat handfuls of out of the box.

  • Anonymous

    Another good episode with an excellent topic. I need to try slightly pricier wines from South Africa. The cheap stuff has been awful.

    QOTD: I like cereal, and I eat plenty of it. But I think if I never had another bowl of cereal in my life, I wouldn’t care. It just isn’t addicting to me.

  • Phredd

    Another good episode with an excellent topic. I need to try slightly pricier wines from South Africa. The cheap stuff has been awful.

    QOTD: I like cereal, and I eat plenty of it. But I think if I never had another bowl of cereal in my life, I wouldn’t care. It just isn’t addicting to me.

  • John_Kenneth_J

    qotd: anything that doesn't have raisins in it

  • corkscrew

    Have found South African wines very hit or miss, some have been awful. Not sure a couple years later that they have gotten any better. QOTD-Honeynut Chex http://www.winelx.com

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