EP 432 Louis Martini Cabernet Sauvignon Wines From The 60’s

Louis Martini is a legend in California wine history and today Gary Vaynerchuk gets to visit some 40 year old Cabs. This is a special episode and Gary even brought his thunder down a tad out of respect.

Wines tasted in this episode:

1964 Louis Martini Cabernet Sauvignon
1965 Louis Martini Cabernet Sauvignon
1967 Louis Martini Cabernet Sauvignon
1968 Louis Martini Cabernet Sauvignon
1969 Louis Martini Cabernet Sauvignon

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John__J

qotd: the underground and garage bands and early punk rock bands, been listening to the Velvet Underground and the Stooges a good bit lately.

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  • victor

    Gary,
    Would you please give my niece Raissa a Birthday shout out on Apr 21. She got me into watching wltv- she’ll be graduating Med school in May and moving from Edmonton to Halifax for 5 years! and I’ll Really miss her…We’ll be enjoying a Sawyer Cellars Rutherford Napa Valley 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Imagery Artist Collection Sonoma Valley 2004 Petit Verdot – ALL about the P.V.! and a Sequoia Grove Rutherford Reserve Napa Valley 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon for her Bday if you could include any of these in a tasting? It is next to impossible for us in Canada to find ANY wines you taste… PLEASE.please. please.
    Ps She’d proudly wear a wrist band if you could hook her up?!
    Thanks
    Victor Maslo,
    A butter bandit fan!…

  • http://www.myspace.com/rlydecker Rolf Lydecker

    QOTD: The best thing to come out of the 60’s is my parents marrige…because it lead to having me!

    Cab is good.

  • http://www.myspace.com/rlydecker Rolf Lydecker

    QOTD: The best thing to come out of the 60’s is my parents marrige…because it lead to having me!

    Cab is good.

  • A-Gar

    QOTD1: Best thing of the ’60s? Wow, that was twenty years before I was born (’86). Maybe…the Civil War Centennial Events? Great historical commemoration, which definitely led towards my piqued interest in American History.

  • A-Gar

    QOTD1: Best thing of the ’60s? Wow, that was twenty years before I was born (’86). Maybe…the Civil War Centennial Events? Great historical commemoration, which definitely led towards my piqued interest in American History.

  • Dan-o

    I was born in the early 60’s. Therefore, I did not really experience the 60’s as much as I did the 70’s. However, I would have to say that the music is what I liked most about the 60’s. Chronologically, we had Dylan, Beatles, Stones, Cream, Allman Bros, Led Zepp, and more. Probably the best music in history.

    Unfortunatley I could not make the trek to Wine Lib – we had a 1 year birthday party for my wife’s Godson. No wine at that event – bummer!

  • Dan-o

    I was born in the early 60’s. Therefore, I did not really experience the 60’s as much as I did the 70’s. However, I would have to say that the music is what I liked most about the 60’s. Chronologically, we had Dylan, Beatles, Stones, Cream, Allman Bros, Led Zepp, and more. Probably the best music in history.

    Unfortunatley I could not make the trek to Wine Lib – we had a 1 year birthday party for my wife’s Godson. No wine at that event – bummer!

  • http://journals.aol.co.uk/kslaczko/MadMagyar/ Karl Laczko

    Fascinating show, I hope to be able to try 40+ yr old wine sometime.

    QOTD – 1967, I was born! 1969, Apollo 11 made it to the moon and back.

    SQOTD – Didn’t make it, no surprise there I suppose!

  • http://journals.aol.co.uk/kslaczko/MadMagyar/ Karl Laczko

    Fascinating show, I hope to be able to try 40+ yr old wine sometime.

    QOTD – 1967, I was born! 1969, Apollo 11 made it to the moon and back.

    SQOTD – Didn’t make it, no surprise there I suppose!

  • ChrisR

    Because I like to experiment, and also because you give great advice, I always try and have a different wine wherever I go. Usually this leads to more disappointment than delight (probably due to my $25 tops allowance), but it’s always fun. Case in point: At dinner last week I tried a nero d’avolo for the first time. Didn’t get the chocolate-covered cherry that you pointed out with some of the neros you tried, but it was fun to get exposed to it. This week is was Pinots from around the world (France, NZ, Argentina). Maybe next week I’ll get to try a Gruner. Anyways, keep pushing people to try new things, it’s seriously the funnest part of learning about wine.

  • ChrisR

    Because I like to experiment, and also because you give great advice, I always try and have a different wine wherever I go. Usually this leads to more disappointment than delight (probably due to my $25 tops allowance), but it’s always fun. Case in point: At dinner last week I tried a nero d’avolo for the first time. Didn’t get the chocolate-covered cherry that you pointed out with some of the neros you tried, but it was fun to get exposed to it. This week is was Pinots from around the world (France, NZ, Argentina). Maybe next week I’ll get to try a Gruner. Anyways, keep pushing people to try new things, it’s seriously the funnest part of learning about wine.

  • Tribull

    QOTD: I had the priviledge of seeing the Beatles on the their second tour to the USA in Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Kansas.

    In the words of Ed Sullivan: …Really good show today…

  • Tribull

    QOTD: I had the priviledge of seeing the Beatles on the their second tour to the USA in Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Kansas.

    In the words of Ed Sullivan: …Really good show today…

  • http://www.jeffalphoto.com/ Jeff Al

    Thank you Gary.

    So many great things from the Sixties. Lennon. “Tomorrow Never Knows.” Just like trying a new wine…if you haven’t heard it, listen to it. Pronto.

  • http://www.jeffalphoto.com Jeff Al

    Thank you Gary.

    So many great things from the Sixties. Lennon. “Tomorrow Never Knows.” Just like trying a new wine…if you haven’t heard it, listen to it. Pronto.

  • Larry D

    Jebus–favorite things from the sixties? Okay. I remember listening to the White Album on New Years Eve, 1968, and was certain then, at the age of 14, that none of the rules my parents lived by would ever apply. The sixties was all hope. Hope we have supposedly had before or ever had since then. I loved Abby Hoffman, I loved Jerry Rubin, I loved Stokely Charmichael, the Black Panthers, Martin Luther King and I loved with all my heart Malcolm X. My first vote was for Shirly Chisolm in a primary elelction for President of the United States. Because I believed. I had belief and I had conviction at a time long ago. What happend? Often I wonder…what happened?

  • Larry D

    Jebus–favorite things from the sixties? Okay. I remember listening to the White Album on New Years Eve, 1968, and was certain then, at the age of 14, that none of the rules my parents lived by would ever apply. The sixties was all hope. Hope we have supposedly had before or ever had since then. I loved Abby Hoffman, I loved Jerry Rubin, I loved Stokely Charmichael, the Black Panthers, Martin Luther King and I loved with all my heart Malcolm X. My first vote was for Shirly Chisolm in a primary elelction for President of the United States. Because I believed. I had belief and I had conviction at a time long ago. What happend? Often I wonder…what happened?

  • josh in Burgundy

    Wasn’t born till much much later so I guess I would have to go with man landing on the moon

  • josh in Burgundy

    Wasn’t born till much much later so I guess I would have to go with man landing on the moon

  • glenn

    watched this episode via ITunes podcast while coming home from the east coast – bravo!!! what a cool show.

  • glenn

    watched this episode via ITunes podcast while coming home from the east coast – bravo!!! what a cool show.

  • http://www.wineryatlagrange.com/ GR8wine

    Wow Gary,
    Great show! Too bad it took me so long to get around to viewing. Thanks to Steve in PA for allowing us the privilege of enjoying such classics. And I really resonate with the advice you gave at the end of the show.
    Kudos.

  • http://www.wineryatlagrange.com GR8wine

    Wow Gary,
    Great show! Too bad it took me so long to get around to viewing. Thanks to Steve in PA for allowing us the privilege of enjoying such classics. And I really resonate with the advice you gave at the end of the show.
    Kudos.

  • Tommy Vernieri

    Is the vegetal aspect from the style of winemaking or from the age?

    That’s great restaurant advice. I hadn’t thought of the first point, frequently follow the second.

  • Tommy Vernieri

    Is the vegetal aspect from the style of winemaking or from the age?

    That’s great restaurant advice. I hadn’t thought of the first point, frequently follow the second.

  • rigaboy

    The 60’s?..if you remember the 60’s..you were not there.

  • rigaboy

    The 60’s?..if you remember the 60’s..you were not there.

  • Herb

    QOTD: The music…Beatles and others.

    “I sat on a rug, biding my time, drinking her wine.” – Lennon

  • Herb

    QOTD: The music…Beatles and others.

    “I sat on a rug, biding my time, drinking her wine.” – Lennon

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Great, great show. Nice to see you pay respect to a winemaker you have respect for. QOTD: The music scene. The Beatles, Stones, Hendrix, and Dylan putting out some of the greatest rock music ever made…just beautiful stuff. QOTD2: Nope….but hopefully someday. 😀

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Great, great show. Nice to see you pay respect to a winemaker you have respect for. QOTD: The music scene. The Beatles, Stones, Hendrix, and Dylan putting out some of the greatest rock music ever made…just beautiful stuff. QOTD2: Nope….but hopefully someday. 😀

  • richardvinifera

    QOTD: Born in the 80s, not massively clued up on the 60s but it’s gotta be the music, maybe The Beach Boys…

  • richardvinifera

    QOTD: Born in the 80s, not massively clued up on the 60s but it’s gotta be the music, maybe The Beach Boys…

  • David from Michigan

    OK, I’ve seen lots of wonderful, free videos, but you guilted me into leaving a comment.

    This was a great show. Martini was my favorite, and in 2001 I bought my first case of Louis Martini. I emailed their website & asked whether it was good for aging, and a nice woman wrote me back and said that most people preferred to drink them young for the fruit. At that point, I had no idea what she meant, but I figured she obviously knew something I didn’t.

    Highlight of the ’60’s was going to India in 1969 to Meher Baba’s Darshan, his being the only Avatar or guru to grace the cover of the Rolling Stone. Quote: “Only the grace of a Perfect Master can make you experience the God-State in a flash after he makes you drink the wine of his divine love.”

    The wine of divine love is presumably something somewhat better than 1990 Petrus, but as Gary says, everyone has their own palate.

    Gary, I enjoy what you do, and I love letting you taste all this wine. It is easier on my wallet & my liver, which is somewhat beat up by chemo.

    May the good lord bless you, whoever you think Him (or Her) to be….

  • David from Michigan

    OK, I’ve seen lots of wonderful, free videos, but you guilted me into leaving a comment.

    This was a great show. Martini was my favorite, and in 2001 I bought my first case of Louis Martini. I emailed their website & asked whether it was good for aging, and a nice woman wrote me back and said that most people preferred to drink them young for the fruit. At that point, I had no idea what she meant, but I figured she obviously knew something I didn’t.

    Highlight of the ’60’s was going to India in 1969 to Meher Baba’s Darshan, his being the only Avatar or guru to grace the cover of the Rolling Stone. Quote: “Only the grace of a Perfect Master can make you experience the God-State in a flash after he makes you drink the wine of his divine love.”

    The wine of divine love is presumably something somewhat better than 1990 Petrus, but as Gary says, everyone has their own palate.

    Gary, I enjoy what you do, and I love letting you taste all this wine. It is easier on my wallet & my liver, which is somewhat beat up by chemo.

    May the good lord bless you, whoever you think Him (or Her) to be….

  • corkscrew

    Visited Louis Martini in March, great history, nice tasting room. They make a very good Cab for under $20 bones, interesting show, enjoy drinking older reds, not this old. QOTD-music. http://www.winelx.com

  • John__J

    qotd: the underground and garage bands and early punk rock bands, been listening to the Velvet Underground and the Stooges a good bit lately.

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