EP 387 California Pinot Noir Tasting

Gary Vaynerchuk notices a shocking trend and wonders what all the fuss is STILL about when it comes to the grape that Hollywood made famous

Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Coppola Director’s Cut Pinot NoirOther California Pinot Noir
2006 Lily Sonoma Coast Pinot NoirOther California Pinot Noir
2006 Patz & Hall Pinot Noir Sonoma CoastSonoma Pinot Noir
2006 Breggo Pinot Noir Anderson ValleyOther California Pinot Noir

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  • David

    QOTD – Beer Library TV (Ep. 327)

  • Renee

    I am so late in viewing this episode, but I’m really glad you tried Breggo. While I’ve never had their wines, I am a huge fan of the Anderson Valley region, it is temperature-wise cool enough to do those Alsace styles and Pinots really well, its a small non-touristy region, the tastings are usually free, and the main town of Boonville also has the Anderson Valley brewery which is added bonus. Every time Gary rags on oakiness or fruit bombs in California wines (which I get) I think: why oh why are you not trying Anderson Valley stuff? Thank you! It’s such a fine fine region.

  • Renee

    I am so late in viewing this episode, but I’m really glad you tried Breggo. While I’ve never had their wines, I am a huge fan of the Anderson Valley region, it is temperature-wise cool enough to do those Alsace styles and Pinots really well, its a small non-touristy region, the tastings are usually free, and the main town of Boonville also has the Anderson Valley brewery which is added bonus. Every time Gary rags on oakiness or fruit bombs in California wines (which I get) I think: why oh why are you not trying Anderson Valley stuff? Thank you! It’s such a fine fine region.

  • Kristen

    So this was the one that the ABC people came to!

  • Kristen

    So this was the one that the ABC people came to!

  • http://hungryliketheduck.blogspot.com/ ChezJosh

    Actually, I was sent the link to episode 125 by my Dad’s Cousin, a former Wine Library employee (specifically the cheese guy). I’ve been watching ever since.

  • http://hungryliketheduck.blogspot.com/ ChezJosh

    Actually, I was sent the link to episode 125 by my Dad’s Cousin, a former Wine Library employee (specifically the cheese guy). I’ve been watching ever since.

  • Ben

    QOTD: I know, I know, late as hell and almost as boring (hell, boring? Sheesh, might as well talk about beer!)

    As far as I can tell I have been a lurker for 12 whole hours, and to answer your question I started on episode 404 (linked off of googled “ov guide”) and I am absolutely IN FUCKING LOVE (in fucking-fatuated) with this show.

    The snow-induced hyperactivity, the wine affection-ado, the super-fun guests, all of it. Fo’ serious, I’m a lifelong fan, and I’ve only been watching for half a day.

    Peace n love n wine, baby.

  • Ben

    QOTD: I know, I know, late as hell and almost as boring (hell, boring? Sheesh, might as well talk about beer!)

    As far as I can tell I have been a lurker for 12 whole hours, and to answer your question I started on episode 404 (linked off of googled “ov guide”) and I am absolutely IN FUCKING LOVE (in fucking-fatuated) with this show.

    The snow-induced hyperactivity, the wine affection-ado, the super-fun guests, all of it. Fo’ serious, I’m a lifelong fan, and I’ve only been watching for half a day.

    Peace n love n wine, baby.

  • http://kierajean.blogspot.com/ ValerieM

    QOTD: Started with Episode #316, 9/17/2007, and then watched all the “classics”.

  • http://kierajean.blogspot.com/ ValerieM

    QOTD: Started with Episode #316, 9/17/2007, and then watched all the “classics”.

  • http://thewinebar-stl.blogspot.com/ fondue-stl

    Started watching regularly around the 1st of March 07. I’m currently going back through the episodes.

    I own a restaurant and sell wine tableside every night. I probably tell 10 people a day to watch. I also link to it on my wine blog.

    Dave

  • http://thewinebar-stl.blogspot.com fondue-stl

    Started watching regularly around the 1st of March 07. I’m currently going back through the episodes.

    I own a restaurant and sell wine tableside every night. I probably tell 10 people a day to watch. I also link to it on my wine blog.

    Dave

  • http://www.acollectedmiscellany.blogspot.com/ David

    Just came across the show today and forwarded it to at least 50 people. Greatness man… I can totally get behind a wine review that involves a Dave Winfield reference… I love your Noir suggestions too. Ive been on a big Morgan 12 Clones kick with a nice peppery steak or pork tender loin. Im definitely rocking suggestions to broaden my horizons. Thanks bro.

  • http://www.acollectedmiscellany.blogspot.com David

    Just came across the show today and forwarded it to at least 50 people. Greatness man… I can totally get behind a wine review that involves a Dave Winfield reference… I love your Noir suggestions too. Ive been on a big Morgan 12 Clones kick with a nice peppery steak or pork tender loin. Im definitely rocking suggestions to broaden my horizons. Thanks bro.

  • CBone

    QOTD: I was planning a wine tasting for some friends, and I thought it would be funny to sneak in 2 Buck Chuck amidst the other wines. Though I didn’t end up doing this in the tasting, I did, in mid April, do a Google search to find something out about Charles Shaw, which I hadn’t ever had. Your 2 Buck Vaynerchuk episode popped up, and I’ve been watching ever since. I watch the new one each day, and then listen to the old episodes while drawing at work. (I’m an architect, and I like to have talking in the background while drawing.) That’s why I am just now getting to this episode.

  • CBone

    QOTD: I was planning a wine tasting for some friends, and I thought it would be funny to sneak in 2 Buck Chuck amidst the other wines. Though I didn’t end up doing this in the tasting, I did, in mid April, do a Google search to find something out about Charles Shaw, which I hadn’t ever had. Your 2 Buck Vaynerchuk episode popped up, and I’ve been watching ever since. I watch the new one each day, and then listen to the old episodes while drawing at work. (I’m an architect, and I like to have talking in the background while drawing.) That’s why I am just now getting to this episode.

  • Daniel

    QOTD: I started watching the thunder show just over a week ago AND I’M ALREADY HOOKED!!! I sated when i noticed the link on the wine library web site under a wine i was interested in….and the rest is history as they say! keep up the great and informative work!

  • Daniel

    QOTD: I started watching the thunder show just over a week ago AND I’M ALREADY HOOKED!!! I sated when i noticed the link on the wine library web site under a wine i was interested in….and the rest is history as they say! keep up the great and informative work!

  • Jesse Wilkinson

    i started watching yesterday. heard about it from kevin rose. im waiting to start my job in a week so i have all kinds of free time and have watched like 50 episodes. became an instant fan added you on twitter (jesseww) and told all of my friends to watch your shows. i think the reason is because i dont know anything about wine so when you say it tastes like dirt or cigars i get the taste. and about you only reviewing wines that you sell. duh! that is what your show is about. and it makes it better because if i see you taste it then i know where i can get it at and i dont have go searching. im really web 2.0 kinda person and you just make it connect with what i am into.
    thanks
    jesseww

  • Jesse Wilkinson

    i started watching yesterday. heard about it from kevin rose. im waiting to start my job in a week so i have all kinds of free time and have watched like 50 episodes. became an instant fan added you on twitter (jesseww) and told all of my friends to watch your shows. i think the reason is because i dont know anything about wine so when you say it tastes like dirt or cigars i get the taste. and about you only reviewing wines that you sell. duh! that is what your show is about. and it makes it better because if i see you taste it then i know where i can get it at and i dont have go searching. im really web 2.0 kinda person and you just make it connect with what i am into.
    thanks
    jesseww

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    QOTD: I did a search on youtube on Sauternes, then episode 121? came up. I watched it and was basically like “Who the %@(@* is this?” I immediately enjoyed your humor though, and searched out #1 on youtube, and have been watching them in order ever since. Think I switched to WLTV somewhere around #200 or so.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    QOTD: I did a search on youtube on Sauternes, then episode 121? came up. I watched it and was basically like “Who the %@(@* is this?” I immediately enjoyed your humor though, and searched out #1 on youtube, and have been watching them in order ever since. Think I switched to WLTV somewhere around #200 or so.

  • Boston Aaron

    Been watching since episode 1…and since I’m watching in order, I think I might end up being a permanent lurker as I’m about a year behind :). Or does this de-lurker me? Hm…

    Either way, love the show!

  • Boston Aaron

    Been watching since episode 1…and since I’m watching in order, I think I might end up being a permanent lurker as I’m about a year behind :). Or does this de-lurker me? Hm…

    Either way, love the show!

  • Ron Klimfof

    I started about a week ago and can’t stop watching, I am learning so much more than when I went to the wine school here in Philly. Although, talk about wanting to be friends on facebook, I added you right away last week, and am still waiting… WHAT UP???

    Check out my cork’d wine cellar, what do you think? I still have to put in all my chateauneuf du papes in, I’ll do that tomorrow. See ya…

  • Ron Klimfof

    I started about a week ago and can’t stop watching, I am learning so much more than when I went to the wine school here in Philly. Although, talk about wanting to be friends on facebook, I added you right away last week, and am still waiting… WHAT UP???

    Check out my cork’d wine cellar, what do you think? I still have to put in all my chateauneuf du papes in, I’ll do that tomorrow. See ya…

  • Adrian aka AnGkEr

    Started about 2 months back and loved it…..and that is why I started from episode 1 till I reached this episode today…..while at the same time still on track with the new current episodes..

  • Adrian aka AnGkEr

    Started about 2 months back and loved it…..and that is why I started from episode 1 till I reached this episode today…..while at the same time still on track with the new current episodes..

  • richardvinifera

    QOTD: Had a bottle of Majella Sparkling Shiraz last New Year’s Eve, googled it, saw WLTV and been watching ever since! Trying to watch at least one episode per day to catch up!

  • richardvinifera

    QOTD: Had a bottle of Majella Sparkling Shiraz last New Year’s Eve, googled it, saw WLTV and been watching ever since! Trying to watch at least one episode per day to catch up!

  • Toby Marcus

    Interesting you hated the 2005 Breggo Pinot Noir Anderson Valley and love the 2006…

  • Toby Marcus

    Interesting you hated the 2005 Breggo Pinot Noir Anderson Valley and love the 2006…

  • Jayhitek

    I saw a link on the 30 Second Wine Advisor. Probably started watching in the episodes 60's to 80's?

  • hokiewino

    I started watching back in January 2010 thanks to my awesome wine professor John Boyer. He uses your episodes weekly as part of our class and now I'm addicted. You guys should definitely get together sometime, I think you would really hit it off. While your changing the wine world, he's tearing it up in good old southwest Virginia. Go Hokies!

  • usurani

    Jan 2010 thanks to John Boyer!

  • vtwino

    I started watching the thundershow back in January when my Professor J. Boyer introduced our wine class to your show. I love it and have been watching it regularly since. We'd love to have you come out to Virginia Tech and do a show.

  • John__J

    qotd: Don't know the date but I remember you had wines from Arizona Stronghold on.

  • corkscrew

    Have had the Patz and Breggo..love Pinot, good thing is prices have come down. QOTD-yrs ago, not sure which show. http://www.winelx.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/abarondess Alec Barondess

    go hokies!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Speer/512018124 Mike Speer

    Started in Jan 2011, introduced by Dr. John Boyer, and id have to say I will continue watching, and have transitioned over to the daily grape already! Thanks Gary from your people here @ VT

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=898480550 Samantha ‘Twyst’ Vraa

    Great show! Can’t wait to see you at VT!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=898480550 Samantha ‘Twyst’ Vraa

    I started watching your show 2010 Jan. Thanks to Prof Boyer at VT!

  • Anonymous

    Love watching your shows, cannot wait to see you at Virginia Tech!

  • Anonymous

    Love watching your shows, cannot wait to see you at Virginia Tech!

  • http://www.facebook.com/yourguardianangel Mac White

    I started watching January of 2010. One of my favorite episodes, I will definitely check out the Lily and Breggo.

    Thanks for all the hard work and, just like everyone else, I hope to see you at Virginia Tech!

  • http://twitter.com/ayamay Amy Shaffron

    can’t wait until you come to VT!

  • http://twitter.com/ryanfdoc Ryan Dougherty

    shut up amy shaffron

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