EP 405 American Wineries With Non American Grapes

Thought it would be so fun to try a few wines from the New World using grapes form the old world!

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  • Joe Discher

    Any score from the Wine Enthusist I take with a grain of salt. From the free state of Pa.

  • Jayhitek

    QOTD: Dr. Loosen.
    DOTD: No one. I am cold hearted insensitive bastard.

  • Jayhitek

    QOTD: Dr. Loosen.
    DOTD: No one. I am cold hearted insensitive bastard.

  • wannaBconnoisseur

    Q – Gewurtztraminer! Great w/ Thai as GV said, which we love.

  • wannaBconnoisseur

    Q – Gewurtztraminer! Great w/ Thai as GV said, which we love.

  • http://personalwinebuyer.com/ Tom

    Gary,
    This was a great episode — I love Alban’s wines — but good to know on the pass — I just got the Ash Hollow today from Wine Library — they were nice enough to get some more in when it was sold out. I love it — and it is like sucking on a box of lemonheads. Thanks for the tip.
    Tom

  • http://personalwinebuyer.com Tom

    Gary,
    This was a great episode — I love Alban’s wines — but good to know on the pass — I just got the Ash Hollow today from Wine Library — they were nice enough to get some more in when it was sold out. I love it — and it is like sucking on a box of lemonheads. Thanks for the tip.
    Tom

  • Dan-o

    GV – I agree with your sentiments. To take it a step further, the order of all in life is God (whomever you pray to), Family, Work. If you get this out of balance, you will feel empty.

    I say “I love you” to my wife and 4 kids every day, which is why I am not a Valentine’s Day celebrator.

    White Wine Shout Out – Albarino, or Rioja Bianco.

  • Dan-o

    GV – I agree with your sentiments. To take it a step further, the order of all in life is God (whomever you pray to), Family, Work. If you get this out of balance, you will feel empty.

    I say “I love you” to my wife and 4 kids every day, which is why I am not a Valentine’s Day celebrator.

    White Wine Shout Out – Albarino, or Rioja Bianco.

  • Josh in Burgundy

    Manage to make my girlfriend feel special on Valentines despite her being in Cali and me being in Burgundy so I consider that spreading the thunder.

    QOTD: Muscadet de Sevre et maine, nice inexpensive white that would seem to go great with some sort of sea food. A nice find

  • Josh in Burgundy

    Manage to make my girlfriend feel special on Valentines despite her being in Cali and me being in Burgundy so I consider that spreading the thunder.

    QOTD: Muscadet de Sevre et maine, nice inexpensive white that would seem to go great with some sort of sea food. A nice find

  • http://lleichtman.org/ Lawrence Leichtman

    I was disappointed to see the poor showing of the Alban Rousasane as like you it is one of my favorite white grapes. Is this part of the alcohol creep we have seen so much about? I had a Zind recently that the bottle said was 16.2% but it was a port to me at 17-18%. Had one Gewürtztraminer from Stoney Hill winery that I really liked and the style wasn’t too floral with green tea and chamomile aspects to it.

  • http://lleichtman.org Lawrence Leichtman

    I was disappointed to see the poor showing of the Alban Rousasane as like you it is one of my favorite white grapes. Is this part of the alcohol creep we have seen so much about? I had a Zind recently that the bottle said was 16.2% but it was a port to me at 17-18%. Had one Gewürtztraminer from Stoney Hill winery that I really liked and the style wasn’t too floral with green tea and chamomile aspects to it.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Is it weird that Im happy the wine from my state won the tasting today? Cant help it… Love seeing those Washington wines bring it! DOTD: Havent done it yet, but I always tell my friends online around the country that I love them ( parents, too). QOTD: Furmint. Those Tokaji aszu wines are simply magical.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Is it weird that Im happy the wine from my state won the tasting today? Cant help it… Love seeing those Washington wines bring it! DOTD: Havent done it yet, but I always tell my friends online around the country that I love them ( parents, too). QOTD: Furmint. Those Tokaji aszu wines are simply magical.

  • corkscrew

    Have had Swanson Reds, Alban Viognier. QOTD-Viognier. http://www.winelx.com

  • John__J

    qord: been on an Alsace pinot gris kick lately

  • Wynetime

    O Gary V. Why are you even reviewing a wine like Alban? None of your uneducated wynos could even buy direct. I have had this particular wine many times and it is Roussane. It is bigger and waxy and in an environment like The Edna Valley John probably had to wait until the wine got to such high sugars so that the wine would come out to 16.% alc. It is so cool out there and with all of the wind phenolic ripening can be shut down forcing to harvest later and as you may well know the Edna Valley as rain is concerned is a desert so he can push the ripeness but final alch. on the label does not matter is the wine hot or not? This wine is not, you probably did not give it enough air and did not have the correct temp, im guessing too warm. He always labels how it is, i know the man. With the Ca labeling laws he could have labeled it 15%. And I will let you on a dirty little secret other wineries would have just labeled it what they think is correct for verrital and if the TTB needs samples they get those guys. Mr. Alban is a master why don’t you taste the Reva, Seymore’s, or Patrina on this show. But do yourself a favor with the whites open half a day and the reds open one to three days prior depending on how young or dense the wine is. I relay wish you would work crush so you could actually understand how a winery works, it would make you a more rounded fellow. In all truth though bag the wines I like more for me less for the Veneyack herd.

  • Steve Mulligan

    Great ep. I’d love to see a show with your all time favorites.

    http://www.thefreewineblog.com/

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2006 Swanson Pinot GrigioNapa Pinot Gris/Grigio/Blanc
2006 Ash Hollow GewurztraminerOregon Gewurztraminer
2005 Alban RoussaneOther California White Rhone V