EP 535 An Oregon Wine Tasting

Gary Vaynerchuk checks in on the Willamette Valley to taste 2 whites and 2 reds

Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Chehalem Riesling Reserve
2007 Montebruno Pinot Blanc Willamette Valley
2006 Four Graces Pinot Noir
2006 Raptor Ridge Pinot Noir Reserve

Links mentioned in todays episode.

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I’ve yet to have an Oregon pinot blanc worth remembering

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  • http://kerrynewberry.com/ kerry

    first episode i’ve ever seen. loved it – great banter and word play. also a big fan of boedecker wine – cameron in dundee makes a pinot with a bit of funk too, also small production. great job by the guest!

  • http://kerrynewberry.com kerry

    first episode i’ve ever seen. loved it – great banter and word play. also a big fan of boedecker wine – cameron in dundee makes a pinot with a bit of funk too, also small production. great job by the guest!

  • vibemore

    thanks for the shout out to the PNW and specifically OR. so many new and great wineries.

  • vibemore

    thanks for the shout out to the PNW and specifically OR. so many new and great wineries.

  • http://www.cliffordjames.org/wine.php Darcey and Cliff

    Nice Job! Good to see a decent Pinot for UNDER $40! Rare to find a good one for that price these days, and we’ve all but stopped drinking them.

  • http://www.cliffordjames.org/wine.php Darcey and Cliff

    Nice Job! Good to see a decent Pinot for UNDER $40! Rare to find a good one for that price these days, and we’ve all but stopped drinking them.

  • Anonymous

    QOTD – with wine, woman, and song.

  • Murso

    QOTD – with wine, woman, and song.

  • wannaBconnoisseur

    Great guest, really knows his stuff!

  • wannaBconnoisseur

    Great guest, really knows his stuff!

  • Kristen

    Really good episode! I’m glad I picked it while I had some interweb time! Oh and I’m spreading the Gary Gospel here in France. Slowly but surely it’s working!

    QOTD: I’ve been very lucky, so I can’t quite complain, but I would ask for no mayo. Eek- eggs and oil? That’s just a bad experiment!

  • Kristen

    Really good episode! I’m glad I picked it while I had some interweb time! Oh and I’m spreading the Gary Gospel here in France. Slowly but surely it’s working!

    QOTD: I’ve been very lucky, so I can’t quite complain, but I would ask for no mayo. Eek- eggs and oil? That’s just a bad experiment!

  • Dan-o

    Good episode.
    I really like the wines of ORE.
    QOTD – I would have it this way – peace and understanding throughout the world!

  • Dan-o

    Good episode.
    I really like the wines of ORE.
    QOTD – I would have it this way – peace and understanding throughout the world!

  • Mike in MI

    Boedecker Wines:

    I ordered three bottles directly after the show and corresponded back and forth with Athena Pappas after the order. She was blown away by the great response your show had on sales and was so wonderful to deal with. She even wrote to tell me that while I ordered the wine on a Thursday or Friday, she wanted to make sure that it was all right to ship on Monday so that the wine would not sit in a hot warehouse over the weekend.

    Great people to deal, and I’ll be ordering more. Thanks, Gary.

  • Mike in MI

    Boedecker Wines:

    I ordered three bottles directly after the show and corresponded back and forth with Athena Pappas after the order. She was blown away by the great response your show had on sales and was so wonderful to deal with. She even wrote to tell me that while I ordered the wine on a Thursday or Friday, she wanted to make sure that it was all right to ship on Monday so that the wine would not sit in a hot warehouse over the weekend.

    Great people to deal, and I’ll be ordering more. Thanks, Gary.

  • e9usaf

    This is a late post but I just caught something Leif said when reviewing the episode a second time. He gave a shout out to August Cellars in Newberg, OR which is just down the road from Portland on Hwy 99W. They do have some great wines of their own plus several tenant wine makers (Barking Frog!) who utilize the facility. Unfortunately, they can’t ship to many states because of outdated laws (freethegrapes.com).

    Their website tells a lot about the operation and if you can visit the winery, talk to Tom Schaad if he has time. It is a beautiful place, has a great story, and the whole concept of tenant wineries is really innovative.

  • e9usaf

    This is a late post but I just caught something Leif said when reviewing the episode a second time. He gave a shout out to August Cellars in Newberg, OR which is just down the road from Portland on Hwy 99W. They do have some great wines of their own plus several tenant wine makers (Barking Frog!) who utilize the facility. Unfortunately, they can’t ship to many states because of outdated laws (freethegrapes.com).

    Their website tells a lot about the operation and if you can visit the winery, talk to Tom Schaad if he has time. It is a beautiful place, has a great story, and the whole concept of tenant wineries is really innovative.

  • Anonymous

    QOTD: I like the challenge of weathering the uncontrollable ways of the world… BUT if I could have it my way I would prefer a USA that was as conscious of recycling, alternative fuels, and other “green” practices to get up to speed with other EU countries, and I wish less people neglected the gift of family.

    –A wise man once told me that a smart way to live is to give 80% in every relationship, and the 20% you’ll get in return will be more valuable and willing than any 50-50 relationship could ever bring. Cheers, BIG G.

  • YoungDave

    QOTD: I like the challenge of weathering the uncontrollable ways of the world… BUT if I could have it my way I would prefer a USA that was as conscious of recycling, alternative fuels, and other “green” practices to get up to speed with other EU countries, and I wish less people neglected the gift of family.

    –A wise man once told me that a smart way to live is to give 80% in every relationship, and the 20% you’ll get in return will be more valuable and willing than any 50-50 relationship could ever bring. Cheers, BIG G.

  • yowens

    Really liked that show. QOTD: Dude, that guy’s deep.

  • yowens

    Really liked that show. QOTD: Dude, that guy’s deep.

  • http://www.EarthEmperor.com/ Daniel Kemp 4 Earth Emperor

    QOTD: If I could have it my way I’d have all the soda I want on a nice beach.

  • http://www.EarthEmperor.com Daniel Kemp 4 Earth Emperor

    QOTD: If I could have it my way I’d have all the soda I want on a nice beach.

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

    Hi Gary – How are you? Still playing some tennis? I played, if you can call it, that a few times too lately.
    Rusty suede, whoa, that’s an unusual tasting note.
    Your NY Jets are doing better than our Pats. Brady is the franchise: truth *and* cliche.
    No to wet dog, girly or manly.
    QOTD: I don’t answer Burger King inspired questions. Heh.

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

    Hi Gary – How are you? Still playing some tennis? I played, if you can call it, that a few times too lately.
    Rusty suede, whoa, that’s an unusual tasting note.
    Your NY Jets are doing better than our Pats. Brady is the franchise: truth *and* cliche.
    No to wet dog, girly or manly.
    QOTD: I don’t answer Burger King inspired questions. Heh.

  • Chris from The Woodlands

    Gary, I’m slowly catching up on episodes. I really liked this episode. Great idea to have another sommelier on the show. It’s nice to get another perspective on the wine. Gave me a Siskel and Ebert vibe. I am going to seek out Oregon wines at the local Costco.

    Which brings me to my next question, can you do a show on some of the Costco (Kirkland brand) in house labels. I have heard they are good, but haven’t tried them yet.

    QoTD: They say you can have it good, fast, or cheap but you can pick only two. I say give me all three.

  • Chris from The Woodlands

    Gary, I’m slowly catching up on episodes. I really liked this episode. Great idea to have another sommelier on the show. It’s nice to get another perspective on the wine. Gave me a Siskel and Ebert vibe. I am going to seek out Oregon wines at the local Costco.

    Which brings me to my next question, can you do a show on some of the Costco (Kirkland brand) in house labels. I have heard they are good, but haven’t tried them yet.

    QoTD: They say you can have it good, fast, or cheap but you can pick only two. I say give me all three.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Great episode with a fun guest. I need to embrace my inner Oregon wine drinker more often. QOTD: As much as I am for a peaceful world and ending violence, Im going to sadly go with a more realistic answer: To be happy with the love of my life for the rest of it.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Great episode with a fun guest. I need to embrace my inner Oregon wine drinker more often. QOTD: As much as I am for a peaceful world and ending violence, Im going to sadly go with a more realistic answer: To be happy with the love of my life for the rest of it.

  • Adam J

    Catching up on old shows…this is a classic. Awesome guest, killer show.
    QOTD: Things are pretty great as is.

  • Adam J

    Catching up on old shows…this is a classic. Awesome guest, killer show.
    QOTD: Things are pretty great as is.

  • friscograpes

    I liked the guest. I think it brings a lot of value to the show to have differing opinions from guests that are well educated in wine. The more I watch, the more I realize my pallet is so different than Gary's. Hey, I wonder if this guy wants to start his own show? Gary, you need some competition. :)

  • Anonymous

    Have had the Chelalem before, not the others. QOTD-Stupid liberal question..kumbaya.. http://www.winelx.com

  • John__J

    I’ve yet to have an Oregon pinot blanc worth remembering

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