EP 495 The Other 46

Gary Vaynerchuk tastes a few wines generously contributed by some Vayniacs who stopped through after visiting wineries in the mid-Atlantic. Gary was excited to try these 3 reds from some of “The Other 46” states and wants to taste more!

Wines tasted in this episode:

2005 Chaddsford Due Rossi
2005 Linden Petit Verdot
2005 Basignani Cabernet Sauvignon

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John__J

You can’t mark Maryland off that list yet Gary, that wasn’t a Maryland wine. I don’t know what you call that swill, but it’s not wine.
Qotd: Next time I’m up there, I’ll drop you off a bottle of BLACK ANKLE. That is a wine from Maryland that rocks. Every time I serve it to a guest they can’t believe it came out of MD. Maryland can make great wine, it’s hard to get the capital to do so for small wineries here though with our archaic liquor laws.
I don’t know why I continue to watch this episode because it makes me cringe at the end.
Although that look you have when you spit out the Basignani cracks me up, because it’s my reaction to it as well. I’d be really surprised if the person who gave that to you was from MD, or had ever had any basignani before.

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  • Jim From VA

    Gary,
    Great show – you picked one of Virginia’s best with Linden. Jim Law from Linden sets the standard for the almost 200 wineries currently in Virginia.
    When are you going to do a tour of Virginia wineries????? VA is only a short drive from NJ. October is Virginia Wine month.
    Recommend you start with Linden, then Pearmund Cellars, then Rappahannock Cellars and finish with Barboursville.
    btw a good starting point for VA wines is http://www.virginiawines.org/

  • Dan-o

    Ho-hum show. Like the variety, but it lacked energy.
    QOTD – I live in MA and I don’t think that it is a hotbed of wine made from grapes.

  • Dan-o

    Ho-hum show. Like the variety, but it lacked energy.
    QOTD – I live in MA and I don’t think that it is a hotbed of wine made from grapes.

  • Newman

    Why I love WLTV: “Smells like a cave to me. Seriously, like you dropped a jar of pickles into a cave”

    As for the QOTD, you’ve already tried at least a couple BC wines, and the province is at least somewhat well established as a wine area. Also not sure how to ship wine across the border.

  • Newman

    Why I love WLTV: “Smells like a cave to me. Seriously, like you dropped a jar of pickles into a cave”

    As for the QOTD, you’ve already tried at least a couple BC wines, and the province is at least somewhat well established as a wine area. Also not sure how to ship wine across the border.

  • Man-Ho Chu

    QOTD: Christmas

  • Man-Ho Chu

    QOTD: Christmas

  • Ken F

    TOP SOIL!! That is a new one to me, explain.
    Also, you make me laugh. Ken

  • Ken F

    TOP SOIL!! That is a new one to me, explain.
    Also, you make me laugh. Ken

  • Derek F.

    Cool show GaryVee

    QOTD: I will look into some of are local vineyards and see what I can do.

  • Derek F.

    Cool show GaryVee

    QOTD: I will look into some of are local vineyards and see what I can do.

  • Rob C.

    more Va. wine worth checking out..Pollak and Veritas, both make some really good Petit Verdot

  • Rob C.

    more Va. wine worth checking out..Pollak and Veritas, both make some really good Petit Verdot

  • Phil G

    I live in NY, so can’t really represent the other 46…

  • Phil G

    I live in NY, so can’t really represent the other 46…

  • http://bloviatrix.wordpress.com/ Sharon

    The figure on (our) left looks like the creature from the black lagoon somewhat. Next, time, please close-up on the figures :-). I’ve never had any MA wine, although the Nashoba winery is pretty close to me.

  • http://bloviatrix.wordpress.com/ Sharon

    The figure on (our) left looks like the creature from the black lagoon somewhat. Next, time, please close-up on the figures :-). I’ve never had any MA wine, although the Nashoba winery is pretty close to me.

  • Kenny Dion

    QOTD: I live in Louisiana, and most of our local wine is garbage, we do have a few gems however, maybe I’ll send you a bottle.

  • Kenny Dion

    QOTD: I live in Louisiana, and most of our local wine is garbage, we do have a few gems however, maybe I’ll send you a bottle.

  • http://www.xanga.com/WineGeek Daniel O

    Interesting show. :-) The US of A wines we get up here come mainly from the big four: California, NY, Washington, and Oregon. I tried a wine from Ohio once… was not impressed at all. Tasted like something someone made at home in their garage or basement. Definitely curious to see what else is out there.

  • http://www.xanga.com/WineGeek Daniel O

    Interesting show. :-) The US of A wines we get up here come mainly from the big four: California, NY, Washington, and Oregon. I tried a wine from Ohio once… was not impressed at all. Tasted like something someone made at home in their garage or basement. Definitely curious to see what else is out there.

  • http://www.kobebeefshow.com/ Terrance Young

    I won’t lie. I want to make sure I get a wristband so I’m commenting. Not sure if this episode is part of the random pool but oh well. Besides, the QOTD is interesting.

    I live in Japan and one time I had a Japanese Bordeaux style meritage blend that was good. It was $70 a bottle good but they were selling by the glass for around $15 so it was worth it. Unfortunately, I don’t remember the name.

  • http://www.kobebeefshow.com Terrance Young

    I won’t lie. I want to make sure I get a wristband so I’m commenting. Not sure if this episode is part of the random pool but oh well. Besides, the QOTD is interesting.

    I live in Japan and one time I had a Japanese Bordeaux style meritage blend that was good. It was $70 a bottle good but they were selling by the glass for around $15 so it was worth it. Unfortunately, I don’t remember the name.

  • JayZee

    QOTD: Okay already. I’ll get on the Ohio wine scene for you!!

  • JayZee

    QOTD: Okay already. I’ll get on the Ohio wine scene for you!!

  • wannaBconnoisseur

    Interesting show!

  • wannaBconnoisseur

    Interesting show!

  • http://pureform.wordpress.com/ Chris

    “I’d rather you light a $20 bill on fire” … LOL

  • http://pureform.wordpress.com Chris

    “I’d rather you light a $20 bill on fire” … LOL

  • MattUD

    Like I said before, I will try and get you some of the Delaware wine, Nassau Vineyards if you are interested in checking it out.

  • MattUD

    Like I said before, I will try and get you some of the Delaware wine, Nassau Vineyards if you are interested in checking it out.

  • Oakmon’s BF

    My wife and I went to Chaddsford Winery today. We had a great time.

  • Oakmon’s BF

    My wife and I went to Chaddsford Winery today. We had a great time.

  • http://www.steffine.com/ BruceErik

    I’m coming to this one a little late, but a very interesting episode nonetheless. I’m not surprised by your evaluation, and wonder if you were a little gracious towards Chaddsford. I tried their Pinot Noir and thought it was terrible. I hear they make a very nice Meritage, but I’m not anxious t find it.

    I lived out west for 20 years, and have been to Napa, Sonoma, and the Santa Ynez areas. Now that I am in Pennsylvania, I’ve been trying the wines here and in Ohio. I am thoroughly unimpressed by the Pennsylvania wines, especially the reds. Granted, I’ve tried only around 15 thus far, but not one has been memorable, let alone worth any amount of money.

    I’ve been satisfied by one Ohio winery so far: Laurello Winery in the Lake Erie region. They produce a few “Super Tuscan” blends that are actually pretty good.

  • http://www.steffine.com BruceErik

    I’m coming to this one a little late, but a very interesting episode nonetheless. I’m not surprised by your evaluation, and wonder if you were a little gracious towards Chaddsford. I tried their Pinot Noir and thought it was terrible. I hear they make a very nice Meritage, but I’m not anxious t find it.

    I lived out west for 20 years, and have been to Napa, Sonoma, and the Santa Ynez areas. Now that I am in Pennsylvania, I’ve been trying the wines here and in Ohio. I am thoroughly unimpressed by the Pennsylvania wines, especially the reds. Granted, I’ve tried only around 15 thus far, but not one has been memorable, let alone worth any amount of money.

    I’ve been satisfied by one Ohio winery so far: Laurello Winery in the Lake Erie region. They produce a few “Super Tuscan” blends that are actually pretty good.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Macho Man was tight. Tiiiiiight. Though I hated his decline in the WCW and his lame role in the NWO ( one of the worst angles in wrestling history….ok, ill admit Hogan turning heel shocked everyone, but come on, the NWO lasted far longer then it needed to. didnt matter, the WWF was kicking taik with Stone Cold, the Rock, and Mick Foley anyway. Thank GOD the WWF won that war). Ouch on the last wine. I feel for them, but what can you do? QOTD: Sometimes these sites that explain wine shipping laws are confusing. Id love to be able to send you some Icicle Ridge wines if I could. I need to check this out further.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Macho Man was tight. Tiiiiiight. Though I hated his decline in the WCW and his lame role in the NWO ( one of the worst angles in wrestling history….ok, ill admit Hogan turning heel shocked everyone, but come on, the NWO lasted far longer then it needed to. didnt matter, the WWF was kicking taik with Stone Cold, the Rock, and Mick Foley anyway. Thank GOD the WWF won that war). Ouch on the last wine. I feel for them, but what can you do? QOTD: Sometimes these sites that explain wine shipping laws are confusing. Id love to be able to send you some Icicle Ridge wines if I could. I need to check this out further.

  • Todd

    MD wineries can not send you wines to taste as the law prohibits the shipping of alcohol IN or OUT of MD.

    How do we change that?????

  • Todd

    MD wineries can not send you wines to taste as the law prohibits the shipping of alcohol IN or OUT of MD.

    How do we change that?????

  • John

    I agree that Basignani is a bust. I tried it at the Maryland Wine Festival last year, and it was a disaster. Big lines, over-rated. Same with Boordy, so I’m glad to see that you haven’t tried any of theirs.

    On the MD Eastern Shore boutique winery called Tilmon’s Island. Unlike anything else I had tried from in-state. Difficult to get hands on, but worth it, if you can.

  • John

    I agree that Basignani is a bust. I tried it at the Maryland Wine Festival last year, and it was a disaster. Big lines, over-rated. Same with Boordy, so I’m glad to see that you haven’t tried any of theirs.

    On the MD Eastern Shore boutique winery called Tilmon’s Island. Unlike anything else I had tried from in-state. Difficult to get hands on, but worth it, if you can.

  • John__J

    Gary, MD ISN’T checked off that list. basignani isn’t a wine. It’s awful, everyone I’ve had is bad. I’ don’t know who gave, or recommended that to you. Best thing about that winery is the label, which is a joke.
    Md liquor laws are awful too, which I guess is a good thin when it comes to this wine.
    If you wanna check Maryland off your list, try another one please. You should go with Black Ankle winery. They are making great MD wines right now.

  • John J.

    Gary, MD ISN’T checked off that list. basignani isn’t a wine. It’s awful, everyone I’ve had is bad. I’ don’t know who gave, or recommended that to you. Best thing about that winery is the label, which is a joke.
    Md liquor laws are awful too, which I guess is a good thin when it comes to this wine.
    If you wanna check Maryland off your list, try another one please. You should go with Black Ankle winery. They are making great MD wines right now.

  • GMB822

    Gary when I came across this episode, I had to comment (even though this is almost 300 episodes ago!) I did undergrad in Maryland, and I had the 2005 Basignani Cabernet Sauvignon (if you can even call it that) as part of a 3-week wine tasting course. This is my review (which is up on Corkd btw) verbatim, from when I tasted it in January of this year:
    “I need to preface this by saying maybe I had a bad bottle (not corked, but something was definitely way off about this wine)
    This wine was extremely briary, with a bizarre metallic and acidic taste. It was basically undrinkable. This might be an anomaly, but I can only tell you what I experienced with the particular bottle I tried. 55/100.”
    SO yeah…a terrrible product. However, I did have a pretty serviceable wine from Maryland and I would LOVE to see you try it on the Thundershow. 2006 Boordy Vineyards Chardonnay. That review is also up on Corkd, tasted the same day as the Basignani disaster: http://corkd.com/wine/view/62246-2006-boordy-chardonnay.

  • GMB822

    Gary when I came across this episode, I had to comment (even though this is almost 300 episodes ago!) I did undergrad in Maryland, and I had the 2005 Basignani Cabernet Sauvignon (if you can even call it that) as part of a 3-week wine tasting course. This is my review (which is up on Corkd btw) verbatim, from when I tasted it in January of this year:
    “I need to preface this by saying maybe I had a bad bottle (not corked, but something was definitely way off about this wine)
    This wine was extremely briary, with a bizarre metallic and acidic taste. It was basically undrinkable. This might be an anomaly, but I can only tell you what I experienced with the particular bottle I tried. 55/100.”
    SO yeah…a terrrible product. However, I did have a pretty serviceable wine from Maryland and I would LOVE to see you try it on the Thundershow. 2006 Boordy Vineyards Chardonnay. That review is also up on Corkd, tasted the same day as the Basignani disaster: http://corkd.com/wine/view/62246-2006-boordy-chardonnay.

  • John__J

    no offense GMB, but boordy isnt worth bragging about either, its good, not great. Black Ankle is where its at BY FAR. There’s a reason why they took the Govenor’s cup their very 1st vintage out.
    With Maryland wine laws being so atrocious, a lot of Maryland wineries don’t have the capital to make quality wine. So you get quite a few MD wineries buying their grapes from California, some even from Michigan, then they will dump a bunch of sugar in the tank to churn out junk wine. So you’ll see a fair share of sweeter style crap wines in MD to hide how rustic and unripe the grapes are.
    Without being able to have a mailing list, or to get their wines out of the state without a distributor, that’s how its gonna stay. Sadly, Maryland has the latitude, microclimates, and topography to make stellar wines, if a winery could get the capital. That’s very rarely gonna happen til MD’s archaic prohibition law gets changed. A couple wineries are managing to turn out great wines, and Boordy is good. But Black Ankle is absolutely killer, and is by far the one to check out. But to be able to afford to do so they are the most expensive wines in MD, but not overpriced by a long shot. The q.p.r. is definitely there.

  • John J

    no offense GMB, but boordy isnt worth bragging about either, its good, not great. Black Ankle is where its at BY FAR. There’s a reason why they took the Govenor’s cup their very 1st vintage out.
    With Maryland wine laws being so atrocious, a lot of Maryland wineries don’t have the capital to make quality wine. So you get quite a few MD wineries buying their grapes from California, some even from Michigan, then they will dump a bunch of sugar in the tank to churn out junk wine. So you’ll see a fair share of sweeter style crap wines in MD to hide how rustic and unripe the grapes are.
    Without being able to have a mailing list, or to get their wines out of the state without a distributor, that’s how its gonna stay. Sadly, Maryland has the latitude, microclimates, and topography to make stellar wines, if a winery could get the capital. That’s very rarely gonna happen til MD’s archaic prohibition law gets changed. A couple wineries are managing to turn out great wines, and Boordy is good. But Black Ankle is absolutely killer, and is by far the one to check out. But to be able to afford to do so they are the most expensive wines in MD, but not overpriced by a long shot. The q.p.r. is definitely there.

  • A dumb Rhein king

    QOTD: I was just waiting for you to ask. Which you did before, but is just now for me … if that makes any sense. If I find something this summer that I think is worth sending in, then I'll let the winery know so that they can send a bottle over.

  • corkscrew

    Have had the Chaddsford, was ok..overpriced. The ground the wine grows in is not turning… http://www.winelx.com

  • John__J

    You can’t mark Maryland off that list yet Gary, that wasn’t a Maryland wine. I don’t know what you call that swill, but it’s not wine.
    Qotd: Next time I’m up there, I’ll drop you off a bottle of BLACK ANKLE. That is a wine from Maryland that rocks. Every time I serve it to a guest they can’t believe it came out of MD. Maryland can make great wine, it’s hard to get the capital to do so for small wineries here though with our archaic liquor laws.
    I don’t know why I continue to watch this episode because it makes me cringe at the end.
    Although that look you have when you spit out the Basignani cracks me up, because it’s my reaction to it as well. I’d be really surprised if the person who gave that to you was from MD, or had ever had any basignani before.

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