EP 508 Interesting Wine Packaging and Some VERY Interesting Wines

A special guest picked these 3 wines based on their packaging but stumbled into a few fascinating wines worthy of attention on this edition of The Thunder Show.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2005 Nun Vinya Dels TausSpanish Priorat
2006 J Mourat Fiefs Vendeens Collection RedOther Loire Red Wine
2005 John Anthony Cabernet SauvignonNapa Cabernet

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Nick

Nice work by Alex. Good informative episode.

Tags: cabernet, Loire, napa, Priorat, red, review, Spanish, Video, white, wine, wines

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  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Strat kicks some serious thunder. Awesome to see a novice come in and get down n dirty with the wines. Good stuff and I liked the whole idea of the labels because labels catch my eye, too. Not sure Ive actually bought a wine on label alone, but I know the big ones jump out at me. QOTD: Kurt Schwitters. Dude was awesome. I mean he made the merzbau! The dada movement was def. some off the wall stuff which is right up my alley.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Strat kicks some serious thunder. Awesome to see a novice come in and get down n dirty with the wines. Good stuff and I liked the whole idea of the labels because labels catch my eye, too. Not sure Ive actually bought a wine on label alone, but I know the big ones jump out at me. QOTD: Kurt Schwitters. Dude was awesome. I mean he made the merzbau! The dada movement was def. some off the wall stuff which is right up my alley.

  • Holladown

    what a fantastic show.

    qotd: samuel mockbee RIP

  • Holladown

    what a fantastic show.

    qotd: samuel mockbee RIP

  • http://theindustrymademedoit.blogspot.com/ Weston

    qotd: Ill go “weekend” as weekend till the day I posted hah.

    A Mendoza Malbec Rose…which reminded me of a rose, by pascual Toso relly interesting

    a Tempranillo, 2002, Ribera del duero, too over concentrated with prune juice

    Hautes Cotes de Beaune 2006 Pinot Noir, very young lots of acidity bouncing around with tomato stalk/juice and of course pinot fruit a Gary V wine

    and a Half bottle of Champagne that I love

  • http://theindustrymademedoit.blogspot.com/ Weston

    qotd: Ill go “weekend” as weekend till the day I posted hah.

    A Mendoza Malbec Rose…which reminded me of a rose, by pascual Toso relly interesting

    a Tempranillo, 2002, Ribera del duero, too over concentrated with prune juice

    Hautes Cotes de Beaune 2006 Pinot Noir, very young lots of acidity bouncing around with tomato stalk/juice and of course pinot fruit a Gary V wine

    and a Half bottle of Champagne that I love

  • ben from boston

    dude, right on with the philly cheese steak pairing. I had an open chinon that was alot like what your describing, not as interesting but similar style, and my buddy, who doesnt normally drink wine espeically not vegetal earthy wine, brought over a philly cheese steak. I had him drink a glass of the chinon with it ( I had the same thought process as you, with the peppers and shrooms play) and he loved it.

  • ben from boston

    dude, right on with the philly cheese steak pairing. I had an open chinon that was alot like what your describing, not as interesting but similar style, and my buddy, who doesnt normally drink wine espeically not vegetal earthy wine, brought over a philly cheese steak. I had him drink a glass of the chinon with it ( I had the same thought process as you, with the peppers and shrooms play) and he loved it.

  • wiljak

    This wine is from Penedes…IT IS NOT FROM PRIORAT!!! Two different DO’s, very different grapes. Both are in Cataluña but are a good 60 miles apart. Penedes = white wines, cava, etc. Priorat = big, dark, red wines. FWIW, most whites from Priorat are garnacha blanca.

    I’ve never had the 2005 but the 2007 is an awesome wine too, will definitely benefit from some time sideways but drinks really well now.

    PENEDES, PENEDES, PENEDES.

  • wiljak

    This wine is from Penedes…IT IS NOT FROM PRIORAT!!! Two different DO’s, very different grapes. Both are in Cataluña but are a good 60 miles apart. Penedes = white wines, cava, etc. Priorat = big, dark, red wines. FWIW, most whites from Priorat are garnacha blanca.

    I’ve never had the 2005 but the 2007 is an awesome wine too, will definitely benefit from some time sideways but drinks really well now.

    PENEDES, PENEDES, PENEDES.

  • http://wine-smith.blogspot.com/ Todd Smith

    Excellent episode, Gary. Great to see a newbie learning so quickly; “a natural”. Will seek the white.

  • http://wine-smith.blogspot.com/ Todd Smith

    Excellent episode, Gary. Great to see a newbie learning so quickly; “a natural”. Will seek the white.

  • http://wine-smith.blogspot.com/ Todd Smith

    I was thinking a corned beef sandwich would go good with the Pinot/Cab Franc blend.

  • http://wine-smith.blogspot.com/ Todd Smith

    I was thinking a corned beef sandwich would go good with the Pinot/Cab Franc blend.

  • wesleymcallister

    My favorite graphic designer is Lori Herder from Yum Creative. She has just finished my logo for my new company and the buisness cards should be in with in the next week. You rock kido.

    http://www.calgarywineschool.com I will have the new logo up soon. Thanks for checking it out.

  • A dumb Rhein king

    Take that Mott! :D

    QOTD: I enjoy Alex Grey's work. Maybe that a little cliche coming from a tool fan, but he is an excellent artist.

  • corkscrew

    Have not had these wines, have a bottle of JA Sau Blanc in cellar. Guest learn the difference between where New York and New Jersey is for a start.. QOTD-None really (like Frank Lyold Wrights work) http://www.winelx.com

  • John__J

    qotd: Adam Jones

  • http://www.buynikeairmax90.com Nike Air Max 90

    Good concept for a show. GV – seems like you were hating on the guest a little bit

  • http://www.uggbootstore.org Ugg Classic Tall

    I enjoy Alex Grey’s work. Maybe that a little cliche coming from a tool fan, but he is an excellent artist.

  • Nick

    Nice work by Alex. Good informative episode.

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