EP 426 The Thunder Returns And 3 Wines Get Put To The Test

Gary Vaynerchuk returns and tries 3 wines and has a lot to talk about and keeps MOTT very busy with lots of “link it ups.”

Wines tasted in this episode:

2005 Luna Freakout ReserveNapa White Meritage
Hedges Columbia Red CmsWashington Red Meritage
2001 Bodegas Balcona Partal 1Other Spanish Red Wine

Links mentioned in todays episode.

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Mike Speer

LOVIN the ENERGY GV!!! Rock it out man! QOTD: Mounton Cadet – 10 bones 2009 bordeaux – Baron Philippe De Rothschild. Was a decent wine, deff didnt rock my socks off, but also didnt make me want to put a pazzzzz on it. A run of the mill good ol red, I will be drinking it again tonight, maybe it will open up!

Tags: meritage, napa, other, red, review, Spain, Video, washington state, white, wine, wines

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  • http://www.vinotrip.com/ Gary
  • http://www.vinotrip.com Gary
  • http://mcduffwine.blogspot.com/ David McDuff

    Evening Gary,

    Here’s the link to my WBW post:

    http://mcduffwine.blogspot.com/2008/04/wbw-44-french-cabernet-franc.html

    Thanks for hosting.

  • http://mcduffwine.blogspot.com David McDuff

    Evening Gary,

    Here’s the link to my WBW post:

    http://mcduffwine.blogspot.com/2008/04/wbw-44-french-cabernet-franc.html

    Thanks for hosting.

  • http://recentlyconsumed.com/ Marta Strickland
  • http://recentlyconsumed.com Marta Strickland
  • http://manageyourcellar.blogspot.com/ Catherine

    Thanks Gary for hosting! It is funny, my wbw43 wine was also a Chinon!

    Here is my contribution:
    http://manageyourcellar.blogspot.com/2008/04/wbw-44-can-chinon-wines-age.html

  • http://manageyourcellar.blogspot.com Catherine

    Thanks Gary for hosting! It is funny, my wbw43 wine was also a Chinon!

    Here is my contribution:
    http://manageyourcellar.blogspot.com/2008/04/wbw-44-can-chinon-wines-age.html

  • http://rougeandblanc.blogspot.com/ Andrew

    Gary,
    Thanks for hosting WBW #44. Here is my post.

    http://rougeandblanc.blogspot.com/2008/04/wbw-44-french-cabernet-franc.html

  • http://rougeandblanc.blogspot.com Andrew

    Gary,
    Thanks for hosting WBW #44. Here is my post.

    http://rougeandblanc.blogspot.com/2008/04/wbw-44-french-cabernet-franc.html

  • http://www.youngwinosofla.com/ Jesse Porter

    Yo Vaynes—

    We’re up, we’re good, we’re blogged, we’re photogged:

    http://youngwinosofla.com/?p=228

    Thanks for hosting!—

    The Young Winos

  • http://www.youngwinosofla.com Jesse Porter

    Yo Vaynes—

    We’re up, we’re good, we’re blogged, we’re photogged:

    http://youngwinosofla.com/?p=228

    Thanks for hosting!—

    The Young Winos

  • http://www.vinography.com/ Alder Yarrow
  • http://www.vinography.com Alder Yarrow
  • Oregon Jim

    Really good words tonite Gary! Thanks for being fresh and impassioned!

    I Don’t have a wine blog. I did open an 05 Domaine De La Chanteleuserie from Bourgueil tonight in honor of the Cab Franc fest Gary has created. So, not that I am an expert, but here are my notes :

    Color deep garnet, very dark and opulent looking. Did not get a chance to let this bottle breathe, but the nose is of a freshly opened sack of chemical lawn fertilizer. Another sniff and I think it’s Scotts Turfbuilder III. After a while that has gone away a bit and given way to some nice cassis and frozen peas. The dryness is huge! This thing has what seems like massive tannins, however it is a bit hollow in the midpalate. It does have a long finish and is very expressive of a place. No stinkyness, very clean, but intense almost like a hot pepper sauce on the finish. This wine has real character. 90 points.

  • Oregon Jim

    Really good words tonite Gary! Thanks for being fresh and impassioned!

    I Don’t have a wine blog. I did open an 05 Domaine De La Chanteleuserie from Bourgueil tonight in honor of the Cab Franc fest Gary has created. So, not that I am an expert, but here are my notes :

    Color deep garnet, very dark and opulent looking. Did not get a chance to let this bottle breathe, but the nose is of a freshly opened sack of chemical lawn fertilizer. Another sniff and I think it’s Scotts Turfbuilder III. After a while that has gone away a bit and given way to some nice cassis and frozen peas. The dryness is huge! This thing has what seems like massive tannins, however it is a bit hollow in the midpalate. It does have a long finish and is very expressive of a place. No stinkyness, very clean, but intense almost like a hot pepper sauce on the finish. This wine has real character. 90 points.

  • http://winecase.wordpress.com/ Remy

    I’m late, but here is my entry for Wine Blogging Wednesday 44.

    http://winecase.wordpress.com/2008/04/03/wine-blogging-wednesday-thursday-44-chinon-theleme-2003-alain-lorieux/

    Enjoyed the theme thoroughly. And the thunder.

    Cheers!

  • http://winecase.wordpress.com Remy

    I’m late, but here is my entry for Wine Blogging Wednesday 44.

    http://winecase.wordpress.com/2008/04/03/wine-blogging-wednesday-thursday-44-chinon-theleme-2003-alain-lorieux/

    Enjoyed the theme thoroughly. And the thunder.

    Cheers!

  • http://www.ForkandBottle.com/ Jack at Fork & Bottle

    Sorry for being late. Still celebrating that NEW YORK RANGERSSSSS! shutout of the Isle-landers.

    Here’s our page: http://www.forkandbottle.com/wine/wblogwed/charles_jouget_chinon.htm

    1999 Charles Joguet Clos du Chêne Vert

  • http://www.ForkandBottle.com Jack at Fork & Bottle

    Sorry for being late. Still celebrating that NEW YORK RANGERSSSSS! shutout of the Isle-landers.

    Here’s our page: http://www.forkandbottle.com/wine/wblogwed/charles_jouget_chinon.htm

    1999 Charles Joguet Clos du Chêne Vert

  • missalyse

    Stag’s Leap Karia Chardonnay… I liked it but there’s definately better for the price (ah branding)

  • missalyse

    Stag’s Leap Karia Chardonnay… I liked it but there’s definately better for the price (ah branding)

  • http://thewineroad.blogspot.com/ Tyler

    Sorry for the late link but here is my WBW #44.

    Wine Blogging Wednesday #44 French Cabernet Franc

    Cheers

  • http://thewineroad.blogspot.com/ Tyler

    Sorry for the late link but here is my WBW #44.

    Wine Blogging Wednesday #44 French Cabernet Franc

    Cheers

  • http://winecast.net/ Tim

    Here’s my entry: http://winecast.net/2008/04/02/wbw-44-french-cabernet-franc/

    Let me know if you need help writing up the summary… it looks huge.

    Cheers,

    Tim from Winecast

  • http://winecast.net Tim

    Here’s my entry: http://winecast.net/2008/04/02/wbw-44-french-cabernet-franc/

    Let me know if you need help writing up the summary… it looks huge.

    Cheers,

    Tim from Winecast

  • melissa jo

    catching some older episodes + finally coming out of lurkerville to answer the qotd. i’m drinking 2004 Mas Carlot Cuvee Tradition Syrah-Grenache right now and the thunder is def being brought.

  • melissa jo

    catching some older episodes + finally coming out of lurkerville to answer the qotd. i’m drinking 2004 Mas Carlot Cuvee Tradition Syrah-Grenache right now and the thunder is def being brought.

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

    QOTD: Drank 2005 Blackstone Zinfandel…didn’t bring the thunder, but it was a gift, so I won’t be purchasing this one!

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

    QOTD: Drank 2005 Blackstone Zinfandel…didn’t bring the thunder, but it was a gift, so I won’t be purchasing this one!

  • David

    Gary, I don’t want to be labeled a lurker. I’m just behind in watching because I’ve been moving.

    QOTD: On the night I moved into my new place, I celebrated with a bottle of Torley Fortuna. It is a Hungarian sparkling white, and it brought serious thunder!!

  • David

    Gary, I don’t want to be labeled a lurker. I’m just behind in watching because I’ve been moving.

    QOTD: On the night I moved into my new place, I celebrated with a bottle of Torley Fortuna. It is a Hungarian sparkling white, and it brought serious thunder!!

  • JacobS

    QoTD: A question that at N00b like me can answer. I had the Estancia Chardonnay 2006 and it did bring the thunder, especially since I hated Chardonnay before and now I’ll give it a shot again.

    Great show. Thanks for encouraging us to try new things.

  • JacobS

    QoTD: A question that at N00b like me can answer. I had the Estancia Chardonnay 2006 and it did bring the thunder, especially since I hated Chardonnay before and now I’ll give it a shot again.

    Great show. Thanks for encouraging us to try new things.

  • http://flickr.com/photos/vladdythephotogeek Paul V

    Gary!

    I’m no lurker. Ok. I am.
    Discovered you on Hulu by accident a week ago or so and have gone through a lot of the archive really enjoying your show. Wine is such a neat experience.

    The wine I had last (finished the bottle seconds ago) is a Bordeaux from the Bernardo Winery here in San Diego CA. It’s not bad, I enjoyed it. Coffee and Tea are my expertise and I’m starting to learn the intricacies of vino.

    Since starting to watch your show I’ve really discovered that the white wines are really good. I thought I only enjoyed reds but I’m starting to realize I’m a fan of the Sov. Blanc, the Riesling, etc. It’s pretty cool. I also tried by first red Zin which was totally crazy. (Orfila wineries in Escondido).

    THanks for all of your hard work. Keep it up.

  • http://flickr.com/photos/vladdythephotogeek Paul V

    Gary!

    I’m no lurker. Ok. I am.
    Discovered you on Hulu by accident a week ago or so and have gone through a lot of the archive really enjoying your show. Wine is such a neat experience.

    The wine I had last (finished the bottle seconds ago) is a Bordeaux from the Bernardo Winery here in San Diego CA. It’s not bad, I enjoyed it. Coffee and Tea are my expertise and I’m starting to learn the intricacies of vino.

    Since starting to watch your show I’ve really discovered that the white wines are really good. I thought I only enjoyed reds but I’m starting to realize I’m a fan of the Sov. Blanc, the Riesling, etc. It’s pretty cool. I also tried by first red Zin which was totally crazy. (Orfila wineries in Escondido).

    THanks for all of your hard work. Keep it up.

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  • nnothing

    qotd: panarroz 2006 gsm blend definitely brings the thunder for me, especially under 10 bones, but i like spanish fruit bombs…

  • nnothing

    qotd: panarroz 2006 gsm blend definitely brings the thunder for me, especially under 10 bones, but i like spanish fruit bombs…

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Welcome back Gary ( funny me saying this since its 9 months or so old and Im watching several episodes a day to catch up. To me you never really left. ANYWAY….), I hope you had a great time in France. QOTD: If you want to be as technical as possible, just a cheap Cavit merlot. Put it in some ground beef to season a hamburger. I know its nothing spectacular but even a cheap red wine can add some flavor to a sauce or meatballs/meatloaf.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Welcome back Gary ( funny me saying this since its 9 months or so old and Im watching several episodes a day to catch up. To me you never really left. ANYWAY….), I hope you had a great time in France. QOTD: If you want to be as technical as possible, just a cheap Cavit merlot. Put it in some ground beef to season a hamburger. I know its nothing spectacular but even a cheap red wine can add some flavor to a sauce or meatballs/meatloaf.

  • richardvinifera

    QOTD: Kuehn-Schiele, 2004 Alsace, Gewurztraminer. I think it had an artificial cork, and had a bit of age on it. Golden colour, medium/sweet. A big too much residual sugar for me, but this it was my first gewurz, so i’ll have to try an off-dry or dry one!

  • richardvinifera

    QOTD: Kuehn-Schiele, 2004 Alsace, Gewurztraminer. I think it had an artificial cork, and had a bit of age on it. Golden colour, medium/sweet. A big too much residual sugar for me, but this it was my first gewurz, so i’ll have to try an off-dry or dry one!

  • corkscrew

    Have had a Luna and CMS before.. QOTD-Ausi Shiraz-was good. http://www.winelx.com

  • John__J

    qotd: Optima cab 2005 (Alexander valley I think), it had the q.p.r.

    Felt exactly the same way as Gary about the C.M.S., their C.M.S. white, (chard, marsanne, sav blanc) is as good as the red

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

    LOVIN the ENERGY GV!!! Rock it out man! QOTD: Mounton Cadet – 10 bones 2009 bordeaux – Baron Philippe De Rothschild. Was a decent wine, deff didnt rock my socks off, but also didnt make me want to put a pazzzzz on it. A run of the mill good ol red, I will be drinking it again tonight, maybe it will open up!

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