EP 482 89 Point Wines, What Is The Deal!

So many people stay away from the 89 point scored wines like it has the black plague, WHY? Gary Vaynerchuk explores these wines!

Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Travis ChardonnayOther California Chardonnay
2006 Denner TheresaOther California White Rhone V
2004 Mas Carlot Cab/syrahSouthwest France
2005 Core RedOther California Rhone Blends

Links mentioned in todays episode.

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John__J

qotd: Considering the date this was filmed and what day it is now let’s go with:
Domaine de la Romanee-Conti
Chateau Petrus
Royal Tokaji Essencia 2000

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  • pawncop

    Will just say that I am proud to be a part of the Vaynernation.
    QOTD – too late so will contribute the next time you ask.

  • pawncop

    Will just say that I am proud to be a part of the Vaynernation.
    QOTD – too late so will contribute the next time you ask.

  • http://jikvig.com/wine JIKvig

    QOTD; This is the problem with having a WLTV maraton, you are too late for the latest stuff….

    This would be my pick;

    “Wines from other places”

    Short and sweet about wines from contries thats not in the spotlight;
    http://winelibrary.com/search_12-18-07.asp?Vint=&size=+all+&sDept=Greece+all&search=&x=28&y=6

    http://winelibrary.com/search_12-18-07.asp?Vint=&size=+all+&sDept=Misc+Country&search=&x=34&y=14

    http://winelibrary.com/search_12-18-07.asp?Vint=&size=+all+&sDept=Canadian&search=&x=42&y=5

  • http://jikvig.com/wine JIKvig

    QOTD; This is the problem with having a WLTV maraton, you are too late for the latest stuff….

    This would be my pick;

    “Wines from other places”

    Short and sweet about wines from contries thats not in the spotlight;
    http://winelibrary.com/search_12-18-07.asp?Vint=&size=+all+&sDept=Greece+all&search=&x=28&y=6

    http://winelibrary.com/search_12-18-07.asp?Vint=&size=+all+&sDept=Misc+Country&search=&x=34&y=14

    http://winelibrary.com/search_12-18-07.asp?Vint=&size=+all+&sDept=Canadian&search=&x=42&y=5

  • JayZee

    Nice show, Gary. BTW, if scores aren’t important at all, why do you guys always include the scores in the sales mailings you send to me? ;-)

    QOTD: I’m way too late to answer that one.

    BTW, Denner is a nice winery in Paso Robles. My wife and I were in Paso Robles last June and we had a fantastic time. Gary is absolutely correct about the area. It is a great place to visit wineries because it is generally not crowded and definitely not as commercial and pretentious as Napa or Sonoma have generally become over the years. I recommend going to L’Aventure, Garretson, Peachy Canyon, Turley, Justin, Tablas Creek, and Four Vines, although there are many, many more. In fact, Ian from WineLib gave me great suggestions for Paso (thanks again, Ian).

  • JayZee

    Nice show, Gary. BTW, if scores aren’t important at all, why do you guys always include the scores in the sales mailings you send to me? ;-)

    QOTD: I’m way too late to answer that one.

    BTW, Denner is a nice winery in Paso Robles. My wife and I were in Paso Robles last June and we had a fantastic time. Gary is absolutely correct about the area. It is a great place to visit wineries because it is generally not crowded and definitely not as commercial and pretentious as Napa or Sonoma have generally become over the years. I recommend going to L’Aventure, Garretson, Peachy Canyon, Turley, Justin, Tablas Creek, and Four Vines, although there are many, many more. In fact, Ian from WineLib gave me great suggestions for Paso (thanks again, Ian).

  • Wanginator

    Gary,

    I am just catching up on the shows. I went to Alaska on a cruise. Let me just say that their “wine cellar master” really sucked at the wine tasting. He actually said, “Don’t buy cheap wine.” They didn’t even decant their wines! No thunder; just some farts. I protested by showing up at the wine tasting in my sweats and sniffy-sniffed proudly.

    I really think it was awesome that you didn’t show the private label because I know you have been accused for advertising your own wine or something like that. Even though some people reflect it negatively even after you explained the situation, like you said, just put it behind you. I personally thought it was a great story because errors happen, and you are still bringing the thunder!

    Screw thunder! The next time you taste a great greeny wine, try saying, “Hulk Smash!!!” It would be better with an action figure of the Hulk there, too. I’ll buy you one if you want one.

    Also, thanks for pronouncing “Oregon” correctly. Hope to see you at Wine Library one of these days.

  • Wanginator

    Gary,

    I am just catching up on the shows. I went to Alaska on a cruise. Let me just say that their “wine cellar master” really sucked at the wine tasting. He actually said, “Don’t buy cheap wine.” They didn’t even decant their wines! No thunder; just some farts. I protested by showing up at the wine tasting in my sweats and sniffy-sniffed proudly.

    I really think it was awesome that you didn’t show the private label because I know you have been accused for advertising your own wine or something like that. Even though some people reflect it negatively even after you explained the situation, like you said, just put it behind you. I personally thought it was a great story because errors happen, and you are still bringing the thunder!

    Screw thunder! The next time you taste a great greeny wine, try saying, “Hulk Smash!!!” It would be better with an action figure of the Hulk there, too. I’ll buy you one if you want one.

    Also, thanks for pronouncing “Oregon” correctly. Hope to see you at Wine Library one of these days.

  • yowens

    QOTD: Too late to contibute

  • yowens

    QOTD: Too late to contibute

  • Luis Felipe

    It’s never to late to leave a comment…

  • Luis Felipe

    It’s never to late to leave a comment…

  • Dan-o

    GV – I don’t get caought up in all of the crap related to the politics of the blind cab tasting. Life is short, be happy. Those that complain a lot probably do not have a lot of other things going on in their lives.
    I would refer to see the entire episode!

  • Dan-o

    GV – I don’t get caought up in all of the crap related to the politics of the blind cab tasting. Life is short, be happy. Those that complain a lot probably do not have a lot of other things going on in their lives.
    I would refer to see the entire episode!

  • kjdion

    i have had awesome 89 point wines.

  • kjdion

    i have had awesome 89 point wines.

  • http://www.weblogsports.net/ ChiroGuyDC

    Gary Vee is the ultimate in Thunder-Bringing.
    Unfortunately – QOTD: Too late to contribute, but certainly will next time!

  • http://www.weblogsports.net ChiroGuyDC

    Gary Vee is the ultimate in Thunder-Bringing.
    Unfortunately – QOTD: Too late to contribute, but certainly will next time!

  • MattUD

    I wouldn’t say that I have any sure fire go to wines yet, but I havn’t really found a malbec I havn’t liked as of yet.

  • MattUD

    I wouldn’t say that I have any sure fire go to wines yet, but I havn’t really found a malbec I havn’t liked as of yet.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    You hit the nail right on the head. I see an 89 point wine and go meh.I look around to see 90 pluses and the price on them. This has to change. I KNOW there are deals out there and yet Im not seeking them out. What gives? QOTD: Too late….. maybe next time. :)

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    You hit the nail right on the head. I see an 89 point wine and go meh.I look around to see 90 pluses and the price on them. This has to change. I KNOW there are deals out there and yet Im not seeking them out. What gives? QOTD: Too late….. maybe next time. :)

  • http://www.leahsak.com/ LEAH

    Just opened the 2006 Denner Theresa after sitting on it for about 2 years. You hit the mark with the papaya! The Theresa isn’t my favorite of Denner’s wines, but this vintage is fantastic. Cheers!

  • http://www.leahsak.com LEAH

    Just opened the 2006 Denner Theresa after sitting on it for about 2 years. You hit the mark with the papaya! The Theresa isn’t my favorite of Denner’s wines, but this vintage is fantastic. Cheers!

  • corkscrew

    Have seen the Travis and Denner..not sure if I have tried them. QOTD-a little late.. http://www.winelx.com

  • John__J

    qotd: Considering the date this was filmed and what day it is now let’s go with:
    Domaine de la Romanee-Conti
    Chateau Petrus
    Royal Tokaji Essencia 2000

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